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!
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.
Investing in a new brewhouse and cellar can be a nerve racking experience. The crew at ABE made it easy. With top notch equipment, competitive pricing and first class customer service we couldn’t be happier. We have already gone back and ordered a canning line from them.
In 2019 we decided to purchase the ABE CraftCan15. Our decisions were not only motivated by good price and fit for the companies canning requirements, but after-sales service and support was also a major factor. The team at Viniquip are amazing the support we have received over the years with our other machines has a value much greater than a small saving we might have had with a competitor offering. The decision was made even easier for us when we learned that Dave Lyons would join the Viniquip team and lucky for us he is based at home in Blenheim after having gone to the US for factory training at ABE. The designers at ABE also deserve my praise the machine is well thought out and relatively simple to use and when there is an issue they are quick to listen and respond, they are dedicated to continuously improving their design. All of these factors combine to make owning and operating our machines a pleasure, we have an MLE661 and the ABE and couldn’t be happier.
Viniquip have 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 doing strong for 1.5 million cans now, we would definitely buy one again (and will when it’s time to upgrade toa faster unit).
"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…"
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!
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.
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!!!