Cold Harbor Brewing recently purchased a a fully auto 20BBL brew system from ABE and we couldn't be happier with the product. Justin Nieman came out and spent 4 days with us, teaching us how to drive this new Caddy and we are psyched about the ease of operation. We currently have three 20bbl fermenters from ABE and can't wait to buy more!
The short answer is, I would totally recommend another brewery starting up to get their equipment from ABE. As of writing this I've run over 20 batches through the system and haven't developed any significant complaints and the equipment continues to run as effectively and as efficiently as it did on day one.
Due to our unique space constraints we had to completely re-design the standard equipment to fit; however, the design team was patient and thorough resulting in a full 5bbl brewhouse, fermentation, and cellaring set up in under 300 square feet.
Yes, the basic tanks are rolled in China, a fact they are open about, but I have found the quality of the work to be quite excellent (clean, smooth welds, etc.) and all the third party components are high quality readily maintained brands.
I found the initial start-up service call and the normal service to be quite outstanding as well: very competent, knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. This part of the purchase was certainly not imported.
As we continue to grow I will definitely be returning to ABE for additional equipment pieces.
Come for the equipment, stay for the customer service. I’m so glad that we chose to work with ABE for our brewery. They have bent over backwards to assist us at every step of our process. We’ve had a couple dumb things pop up along the way and ABE has helped us work through them with nothing but smiles and encouragement. I’m so glad to have such a great company right in my backyard. Cheers!!!
Great customer service! Very responsive to our needs on the canning line.
Purchased a CraftCan15 about a year ago. Such a great bit of equipment and the after sales support is fantastic for tips hints and maintenance questions.
I've been working with ABE for 4 years and absolutely could not be happier. We have worked with a number of suppliers having ABE, JV Northwest and other manufacturers equipment in house. We now buy exclusively from ABE as the price, quality and support is top notch. Our current configuration has us using an ABE brewhouse, cellar tanks, canning line and keg washer. We have always received amazing support form Mark, Michael, Kevin and the rest of the technical/support team.
Industry wide I know of dozens of breweries using ABE equipment and I've never heard a negative word spoke about the quality of product or service. I'm glad we bought from ABE and will continue to as we grow.
We purchased a depal, GREAT customer service and production time. Look forward to purchasing additional equipment in the future.
ABE has become a true partner for our brewery and one of the best decisions we ever made. We were introduced to ABE several years ago when looking for a small canning line and keg washer. From the very beginning they treated our tiny brewery like family and went above and beyond in every way. What really stood out to us was the level of service after our purchase and this is the reason we have continued our relationship with ABE. Years later when we built a much larger brewery, ABE was there again to help with everything we could need. We now have a top of the line 4 vessel brewhouse, a whole mess of tanks, CIP cart, new canning line, depalletizer and labeler. If ABE makes it, we buy it from ABE. They make amazing quality equipment at an outstanding price and back that all up with a team that is second to none. From sales to engineering to technicians, ABE has the best people in the business!
Viniquip (ABE Distributor in Australia and New Zealand) has been nothing short of fantastic in their after sales service and support, prompt to answer no matter the hour, knowledgeable (David is a gun with anything ABE related) and overall, a great team to work with. Would highly recommend. Our ABE canning line has been going strong for 1.5million cans now, we would definitely buy one again (and will when it's time to upgrade to a faster unit).
We have bought both our brewhouse and all of our tanks and controls from ABE. It has been great working with them.
"Purchased a 15bbl brewhouse, 3ea 30bbl fermenters and other equipment to make my brewery ready for startup. Brad at ABE made this very easy and was always available for my questions. I toured the facility in Nebraska and was very impressed with the quality and professional workmanship. Finally, ABE allowed us to spend a day watching a brew on the system which was worth every minute. Thanks Brad and ABE…"
We contacted the Viniquip(ABE Distributor in Australia and New Zealand) team as we required assistance with commissioning our CraftCan which we didn’t get through Viniquip. The team promptly managed and executed the commissioning of our CraftCan including a site visit from an ABE Technician. This gave us the confidence to package our product with confidence immediately.
We now use Viniquip as our spare parts and servicing provider of our machine and would highly recommend anyone who is looking at a new machine to contact Viniquip prior to making a decision.
"Great company, highly recommended!"
"We went through multiple iterations of the equipment selections with no push-back or frustration on ABE's part. Amanda and their team has been great to work with."
We purchased our complete brewery from ABE 4 years ago and their support has always been excellent. Whenever we have had questions or needed replacement parts they have always responded quickly and taken care of our needs. When we started planning our purchase of a canning line Adam came to help us figure out a design and install it in line with our bottling line. This way we can continue bottling some of our brands and canning others. Stan created a detailed AutoCad drawing with everything in place. This enabled us to install our connections for electrical, compressed air, filtered water and Co2 prior to the arrival of the CanCraft 35. When it arrived we had an ABE technician on site to help us get everything assembled. There were a few issues so ABE shipped new parts to arrive next day Saturday delivery so everything could be taken care of while the tech was on site. Everyone at ABE is dedicated to designing, manufacturing and servicing the best brewing equipment available today. I highly recommend anyone considering purchasing brewing equipment to visit them in Lincoln, NE for yourself.
All of us here at Whiskey Run Creek Distillery couldn't have been happier with our choice to go with ABE for our distilling equipment. All of the people have been great to work with and Tanner is hands down best in the business! We've had more questions on distilling than we want to admit to but they are always one call away and any problems or modifications we've wanted they have come up with ideas how to make it work. They came down to install it and were there to guide us through the first run on the machine to make sure we understood the ins and outs of the equipment. The few things we've needed fixed they came right away to get it fixed and get us up and running again! We look forward to the future working with ABE! We wouldn't be here where we are without them!
"Worked with Adam on the brewhouse purchase. It has been a great experience. I also went out to NE to look at equipment and the facility. Amazing operations with great people…"
The process of a dream becoming a reality was so much easier because of the people at ABE taking a genuine interest in our business and outfitting us with the proper equipment to make it all happen. When starting Levity Brewing Company, the staff at ABE gave me all the time in the world and answered all of my questions. I genuinely felt that they were interested in a long term relationship with us and not simply a quick sale-as was my feeling with numerous other suppliers with whom I spoke.
After the sale was made and the equipment arrived, efforts from ABE didn't stop. They supported us all through our build out-working with both us and our contractors to ensure a proper set up of all the equipment. Even after that, on site technical service showed us exactly how to use everything properly and how to trouble shoot any potential problems that would arise. If problems have arisen, ABE has always provided parts quickly when necessary and walked us through fixes immediately. They still remain just a phone call away even after our warranty period has surpassed.
I've always gotten the sense that the folks at ABE are as invested in my success as I am and I will always give them the opportunity to be part of whatever projects Levity Brewing Company partakes in down the road.