SuperNatural uses a 7 barrel brewing system from ABE. We could not be more happy with the equipment as well as the experience.
First, Brad from the sales staff was extremely professional as well as very helpful in fulfilling our needs. We had a few special requests for the system and Brad worked with us to make sure they happened. We had a rather tight brewing space so they were able to shorten our brewhouse a little bit, and then they were able to get us an 8.5 barrel mash tun so we could make those big beers that we like.
Next, the final installation and start-up was easily the best experience I had in the long road to getting our brewery running. Our technician (Mike) was top notch. We got everything running within a few hours and we were brewing test batches the next day. By the time he left, we were confident in the system we had and how to operate it.
Lastly, the beer! One of the complements we always get at SuperNatural is how clean our beers are. That shows the system is completely capable of making great beer and the limit for great beer is up to you.
We purchased our ABE brewhouse, cellar equipment and canning line back at the first of the year and have been extremely happy with the equipment and support!
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.
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.
"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."
Customer service! Quality of equipment! Expertise and knowledge of the industry. It would be hard to imagine another company with the same confluence of professionalism, passion, and integrity. The leadership from the highest office, to the fabrication floor, is unparalleled. Exemplary. When visiting the ABE home (home IS an accurate word, not just a "factory"), we were treated as respected friends by every single person who worked there. Every. Single. Person. This is not an accident. Intentional relationship pursuit is a hallmark for any successful company and they live this out every day!
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!
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.
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.
Not only have we been impressed by ABE's superior equipment and amazing customer service, but they continue to go above and beyond by showing their support for breweries across Nebraska. This recent gift card matching program has helped our business considerably, allowing us to continue to serve our patrons and keep the beer flowing. We would like to thank ABE, our friends and family, and all of our loyal patrons for their uplifting support.
We purchased a depal, GREAT customer service and production time. Look forward to purchasing additional equipment in the future.
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!!!
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!
We are really happy to have chosen ABE for our equipment. ABE has high quality products at an affordable price, and the customer service is awesome. The buying process was easy and the team over at ABE took care of everything we needed, from layout drawings to utility sheets and more. It’s also a good feeling to know they will be there for me in the future, as they are an established company with a long history of happy customers, just like me!
I have just combined my pub operations and plant operations into one building and added some more ABE equipment. It was a massive undertaking and could have not been accomplished without the help of the ABE service team. When you buy equipment its not just a price or some impressive machine. Its the people who service the stuff. ABE is terrific in making sure their staff is service orientated and professional. There is no reason to look elsewhere. Thanks ABE again
"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…"
I've had an excellent experience working with Brad and the team at ABE. Brad's knowledge and responsiveness to ALL of my questions and concerns has been awesome! Being a former brewery owner & brewer himself, he knew what I was going through. Working with ABE was one less thing to worry about while putting my brewery together.
(Translated by Google) We decided to buy ABE equipment for the high quality of the equipment they manufacture and the excellent customer service they have. There was always transparency regarding the place of manufacture of the BBTs that we bought. The fact of having a team with incredible finishes, 100% functional, and also a personalized customer service, makes it clear that the equipment supplier for our brewery will undoubtedly remain ABE.
Decidimos comprar equipos de ABE por la alta calidad de los equipos que fabrican y el excelente servicio al cliente que tienen. Siempre hubo transparencia respecto al lugar de fabricación de los BBTs que compramos. El hecho de tener un equipo con acabados increíbles, 100% funcionales, y además un servicio al cliente personalizado, nos deja claro que el proveedor de equipos para nuestra cervecería sin duda alguna seguirá siendo ABE.
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).