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Craft Beer

Craft Beer

ABE Beverage Equipment is your complete one-stop source for craft beer brewing and packaging. We’ve equipped hundreds of commercial breweries around the globe, each with completely unique needs. ABE has become a trusted and reliable producer for custom brewhouses, tanks, canning lines, and much more. 

Your commercial brewery is as unique as your craft, and the heart and soul of your brewery is your brewhouse. ABE offers 2 vessel brewhouse, 3 vessel brewhouse, and 4 vessel brewhouse configurations. Automation packages are available and customized based on your needs and your budget. Your ABE brewhouse carries a UL certification, a one-year warranty, and a five-year guarantee on 304 stainless steel and jackets. 

Brewery tanks can be completely customized from 1bbl-180bbl in size. ABE will help determine your cellar configuration based on your fermentation time and annual barrelage goals. Plus, we keep an inventory of brewery tanks in stock, or with a short lead time, to ensure that we can help you as you grow. 

Canning and bottling equipment are essential for many microbrewery business models. ABE works with you to size an appropriate canning or bottling machine for your current and future goals. Many automatic canning lines can be upgraded as your demands increase, and auxiliary items such as the Yellow Jacket depalletizer and LabelMax90 can be added in the future. 

ABE NOW HAS ALUMINUM CANS FOR SALE FOR ABE CANNING LINE CUSTOMERS, AND 0% FINANCING FOR THOSE WHO APPLY. 

Request a quote from a brewery specialist who can customize your craft brewing and packaging equipment to fit your model and your budget.

  • Nano Craft Brewing Equipment - ABE Beverage Equipment offers nano brewing equipment for 3bbl and 5bbl craft breweries. The BrewPilot is an essential craft beer brewing system for small breweries starting out, or to be used as a pilot system at an mid-sized craft brewery. ABE offers turnkey brewing systems that include steam or electric brewhouses, beer brewing tanks (fermentation or uni tanks and brite beer tanks), hot and cold liquor tanks, grain mills, and more. You have a lot of options when it comes to brewing equipment manufacturers. Call ABE or request a quote to learn more about our nano brewing equipment. 
  • Mid-Sized Craft Brewing Equipment - 5bbl - 60bbl craft beer brewhouses offer automation options to aid in repeatable outcomes. ABE's standard brewhouse comes with an automated rake/plow system, ensuring an even and consistent mash on your brew day. Plus, grain out is a breeze! Our brewhouses and brewery tanks can be customized to fit your turnkey brewing system. 
  • Craft Beer Canning Line - Cans continue growing in popularity. ABE offers 15 - 90cpm canning lines with a variety of automation options available. ABE's inline canners are compact, affordable, and reliable. With low DO levels, consistent fills, and accurate seams, ABE canning lines are a great value. Plus, ABE has a staff of 15 traveling technicians to train you on your canning line and keep you up-and-running for the life of your equipment. 
  • Craft Beer Bottling Line - If you prefer your beer in bottles, ABE has solutions for that too. ABE offers rotary bottling lines for glass, plastic, and aluminum bottles to meet the needs of a variety of markets. Whether you're packaging beer, water, soda, or kombucha, ABE Beverage Equipment can provide a complete solution to meet your needs. 
2 Vessel Brewhouse
Brewhouses
Brewhouses

Brewhouses for Beer, Cold Brew Coffee, and Spirits

  • 3bbl - 60bbl Options
  • Steam or Direct Fire Heat
  • Custom Vessel Configuration
  • UL Compliant
  • Designed & Assembled in Lincoln, NE

ABE Beverage Equipment brewhouses are custom-built to fit each brewer’s individual needs. Our staff works with you on everything from defining your optimal layout to designing the setup and size of your brewhouse and tanks. Most importantly, every brewhouse is built with 304 stainless steel and uses SEW motors, so they are as durable and hard-working as you are. Each brewhouse goes through a comprehensive quality control inspection before it leaves our Lincoln, Nebraska facility, where everything, including the inside of the piping, is inspected. Automated and semi-automated brewhouses, coffeehouses, teahouses, and mash houses are available with steam or direct fire heat, and with a variety of vessel configurations for 3 – 60bbl systems. 

Each brewhouse that leaves our facility carries UL certification and an industry leading 5-year limited warranty on the metal and welds. In addition to a comprehensive spare parts inventory, you'll receive customer support from our team right here in Lincoln, Nebraska with any ABE purchase.

The beauty of the craft brewing business is that no two breweries are identical. Our goal is to understand what makes your facility and process unique and then design solutions that fit your needs.

Brewpilot
Pilot Systems for Beer & Spirits
Pilot Systems for Beer & Spirits

BrewPilot™ Brewhouses for Nano Breweries or for use as a Pilot System

  • 3bbl - 5bbl Options
  • Steam or Indirect Electric Heat
  • Skid Mounted
  • UL Compliant
  • Designed & Assembled in Lincoln, NE

Great things come in small packages, like the ABE Beverage Equipment BrewPilot Brewhouse. The BrewPilot is designed and assembled in Lincoln, Nebraska to be durable, reliable, and affordable. The small footprint and manual operation are ideal for start-ups, restaurants or other establishments looking to create their own brews. The BrewPilot is a great option for established breweries looking for a pilot system that offers a high degree of control in the brewing process. Ask us about our innovative indirect electric heat option for 3bbl – 5bbl systems.

Looking for a customized option, or larger system? Check out our complete lineup of 3bbl - 60bbl brewhouses

Each brewhouse that leaves our facility carries UL certification and an industry leading 5-year limited warranty on the metal and welds. In addition to a comprehensive spare parts inventory, you'll receive customer support from our team right here in Lincoln, Nebraska with any ABE purchase.

The beauty of the craft brewing business is that no two breweries are identical. Our goal is to understand what makes your facility and process unique and then design a solution that fits your needs.

Pilot Still

  • 50gal 304 Stainless Steel Boil Pot
  • Explosion Proof Heating Elements
  • Manual Agitator
  • 6-Plate Copper Column
  • CSA Certified Heating Elements
  • Designed and Assembled in Lincoln, NE 

The Pilot Still by ABE Beverage Equipment is an affordable option for a small craft spirits producer. Whether you are looking for a turn-key solution to begin a distillery, or are looking to add a still to your existing business, the 50-gallon Pilot Still is the perfect solution. From moonshine to botanically-infused gin, this electric still can produce a fantastic product with a minimal footprint; and it's simple to use.

ABE's Pilot Stills are safe too. These stills are equipped with explosion proof heating elements, and CSA Certified heating elements. Our 304 stainless steel comes with an industry-leading guarantee, and is a low maintenance alternative to all-copper systems. In addition to a comprehensive spare parts inventory, you'll receive customer support from our team right here in Lincoln, NE with any ABE purchase.

Package your craft spirits with a TruPatriot Liquor Filler, or can your craft cocktails with a CraftCan canning line. Both accommodate a variety of products and packages. ABE offers complete craft beverage production and packaging solutions. Ask you representative for options to fit your craft spirits needs, whether you produce vodka, run, gin, or whiskey. 

CraftCan Duo 16
Canning Lines 15cpm - 90cpm
Canning Lines 15cpm - 90cpm
 

CraftCan™ Inline Canners from 15cpm - 90cpm + 16cpm Counter Pressure Canner
ABE HAS ALUMINUM CANS FOR SALE AND 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR NEW CANNING CUSTOMERS WHO QUALIFY!
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  • Expandable Options
  • Patented Servo Seamer
  • Easy Changeover for Different Can Sizes
  • UL Compliant
  • Designed & Assembled in Lincoln, NE 

CraftCan™ Series: Every CraftCan Canning System is designed and assembled in Lincoln, Nebraska. The CraftCan fills, lids and seams up to 15 or 35 cans per minute in a wide variety of aluminum cans to provide diversity to your brands. The 15cpm line is easily upgradable to 35cpm to increase throughput as your business grows.

The CraftCan is engineered with our patented Servo Seamer and real-time seam analysis to ensure precise and in-spec cans time-after-time. In addition, our filling and gassing technology ensures low dissolved oxygen levels for a quality packaged product and improved shelf-life. It is innovative, versatile, and affordable; built to generate the profits your craft beverage deserves.

CraftCan Duo™ Series: The CraftCan Duo16 Canning System offers all the great features of the CraftCan, but with more versatility and throughput. ABE’s proprietary 16-head dual-fill design allows you to fill two can sizes at once! Even at more than twice the speed of the CraftCan35 Canning System, you won’t sacrifice accuracy or reliability. The CraftCan Duo Canning System is built with ABE’s patented Servo Seamer and offers real-time seam analysis to ensure precise and in-spec cans time-after-time.

The CraftCan Duo8 offers a throughput of 45cpm and is upgradable to 90cpm by adding the second lane as you and your business demand. Talk to your ABE representative to learn more.

CraftCan Iso™ Series: The CraftCan Iso fills, lids, and seams up to 16cpm of high-volume CO2 products in a variety of aluminum cans. This innovative, isobaric machine is made with your craft and quality in mind. Counter pressure filling creates an environment for low carbonation loss, and therefore low D.O. levels. From soda, seltzer, and kombucha, to beer and ready to drink cocktails, the Iso is ready to work. 

CraftCan Iso is the perfect counter pressure filling option for those looking for a compact, easily adjustable canning line, capable of packaging a variety of can sizes and beverages of varying CO2 levels. The CraftCan Iso is capable of packaging high volume CO2 products and is built with ABE's patented ServoSeamer, providing on-demand seam monitoring and precision filling that is second-to-none. The Iso's small footprint makes this line ideal for businesses with minimal packaging space, or someone looking to start a mobile canning operation. 

Nitro Options: ABE offers nitro options for the CraftCan, CraftCan Iso, and CraftCan Duo Series canning lines. Nitro your cold brew coffee with or without a widget can. Nitro is also a popular choice for canned wine and craft beer. 

 
 
 
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Bottling Lines - Glass
Bottling Lines - Glass

GlassPak™ Rotary Glass Bottling Lines from 33bpm - 66bpm

  • 33bpm or 66bpm Throughput 
  • Crown or ROPP Caps
  • Double Pre-Evacuation 
  • UL Compliant
  • Designed & Assembled in Lincoln, NE

The GlassPak Glass Bottling Systems by ABE Beverage Equipment are fast, reliable, and consistent.  These high-speed rotary bottling lines rinse, fill, and cap up to 33 or 66 bottles per minute. Built with heavy-duty 304 stainless steel the GlassPak can be also be outfitted with a capper for 28 MM, 38 MM plastic or ROPP caps.

The counter-pressure filling process uses a double pre-evacuation purging method to reduce D.O. levels. By bottling under pressure, the GlassPak maintains carbonation levels and controls foam expansion. Excess pressure is then vented before the cap is applied, to give your craft beverage maximum shelf life.

Package your craft beer, carbonated soda, kombucha, or cider with a GlassPak for a reliable and fast rotary bottling option. ABE offers complete packaging solutions including infeed, date coding, labeling, and more. 

Each GlassPak that leaves our facility carries UL certification and an industry leading 5-year limited warranty on the metal and welds. In addition to a comprehensive spare parts inventory, you'll receive customer support from our team right here in Lincoln, Nebraska with any ABE purchase.

Fermentation Tanks
Cellar Tanks & Controls
Cellar Tanks & Controls

Cellar Tanks: Producing craft beverages is a science and the key to every scientific process is control. ABE cellar tanks are completely customized to fit your space and your production needs. Fermentation equipment and brite beer tanks are offered with or without glycol jackets. All fermentation tanks can be used as unitanks with the addition of a carbonation stone and come standard with an 8" top hop port. Brite beer tanks and hot and cold liquor tanks are also available in sizes from 1 – 300bbl and in a variety of finishes. These tanks are ready to work.

WatchDog™: The WatchDog Brite Tank Monitor by ABE Beverage Equipment is designed to monitor and control the CO2 pressure in the brite tank via a pressure sensor and regulator. The operator sets the controller to the desired tank pressure and it will automatically adjust the input to maintain the proper CO2 levels. ABE recommends a WatchDog with each packaging line to achieve consistent carbonation and pressure whether your tank is full or nearly empty. Your packaging line will run consistently through the entire shift by maintaining a consistent output pressure, ensuring accurate filling on your packaging line.

Portable CIP Cart: Save time and money with a Portable Clean in Place Cart. The dual tank design recovers chemicals and holds them at your precise temperature, ensuring proper sanitation. The CIP Cart is ideal for facilities with several tanks as a labor reducer. 

SmartStation Glycol Control Box: This PLC based controller is state of the art with an ultra-fast processor that can handle up to 24 cold tanks and provides continuous data logging. Use connected to your ABE automated brewhouse or as a standalone unit. 

Standard Glycol Control Box: Choose from 4, 8, 12, or 16 tank capacity to control the cold side of your operation. It's compact design is ideal for small operations, but offers serious control. 

NEW! BREWSENSE: Know what's going on inside your tanks, even when you aren't there. Receive BREWalerts and analytics to your smart phone with 24/7 access. This allows you to monitor and control your tanks anytime, anywhere, for complete peace of mind.

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Keg Cleaning
Keg Cleaning

Save Time & Money with a KegCommander™

  • 34 Kegs Per Hour
  • 21 Adjustable Steps
  • CO2 Purge
  • UL Compliant
  • Designed & Assembled in Lincoln, NE

Dirty kegs? Clean them with the KegCommander Keg Washer by ABE Beverage Equipment. This dual-head system cleans and purges up to 34 kegs per hour and is compatible with most standard couplings (A, S, D & U). The independently adjustable cleaning heads allow you to clean different sized kegs simultaneously. The process is controlled with the HMI touchscreen interface, increasing or decreasing the length of each of the 21 steps in the cleaning cycle. This durable machine is constructed of 304 stainless steel, including the piping, and has two separate heated liquid holding tanks to ensure a thorough reserve for the entire cleaning process.

Each KegCommander that leaves our facility carries UL certification and an industry leading 5-year limited warranty on the metal and welds. In addition to a comprehensive spare parts inventory, you'll receive customer support from our team right here in Lincoln, Nebraska with any ABE purchase.

LabelMax 90 Labeling Machine
Multi-Use Labelers
Multi-Use Labelers

We Have a Label Application for Everyone

  • Pressure Sensitive
  • Roll-Fed
  • Shrink Sleeve

LabelMax90™: The LabelMax90 Labeling System is an economically priced in-line label applicator ideal for production rates of up to 90 containers per minute. Computerized controls are simple and dependable and allow the operator to match speeds of the labeler to the pre-set conveyor speed. Optical sensors ensure smooth and trouble-free operation, accommodating nearly all single use beverage container sizes. The units’ simplicity makes it ideal for packaging lines requiring frequent changeovers on a wide variety of products. 

LabelMax35™: The LabelMax35 Tabletop Labeler is a compact and economically-priced label applicator that is ideal for production rates of up to 35 containers per minute. Like the LabelMax90, it has computerized controls, optical sensors, a touchscreen PLC, and is ideal for a variety of products.  

SmartShot15™: The SmartShot15 Tabletop Labeler, with or without Date Coder, is designed with the small to medium sized packager in mind. Manually feed cans to label and code at 15 units/minute. It works for aluminum cans, or glass or plastic bottles between 330ml - 1.5 liters. 

Victory100™: Fits like a glove … well actually better than a glove! The Victory100 Shrink Sleeve Applicator is unrelenting in accuracy and speed, labeling up to 100 containers per minute. This flexible, convenient, and compact machine works with cans or bottles made of aluminum, glass, or plastic. Paired with a heat tunnel, this machine will have the outside of your container looking as good as the product inside tastes.

ABE offers complete packaging solutions. Ask your representative about custom options for can feeding, date coding, labeling, and pack off. 

Hopper with Auger
Auxiliary Items - Production
Auxiliary Items - Production

We Offer Complete Equipment Solutions for Nearly Every Beverage Industry

Grain Handling: ABE offers complete grain handling solutions for your brewing or distilling needs. Grain mills, hoppers, auger systems, and more are customized for your space and your production demands. Your ABE Sales and Engineering Teams work with you to determine your best solution.

Water Treatment: Water is the base for your craft beverage, and ABE has a variety of solutions to treat your unique source. From reverse osmosis systems to carbon filters, ABE can provide you with a custom treatment plan to ensure your water is perfect for its purpose. Talk to your sales representative about a solution for your unique situation.

Portable Clean in Place Cart: Save time and money with a Portable Clean in Place Cart. The dual tank design recovers chemicals and holds them at your precise temperature, ensuring proper sanitation. The CIP Cart is ideal for facilities with several tanks as a labor reducer.

Heating and Cooling: ABE partners with third party vendors for glycol chillers and and boilers. Please contact your sales representative to determine these needs and associated costs. 

And More: Hop backs, filtration, pumps, and more are all available from ABE Beverage Equipment. Your representative will help you determine the auxiliary items needed for your process and goals. 

 YellowJacket™ Can Depalletizer
Auxiliary Items – Packaging
Auxiliary Items – Packaging

We Offer Complete Equipment Solutions for Nearly Every Beverage Industry

YellowJacket Depalletizer™: The YellowJacket Can Depalletizer by ABE Beverage Equipment can hold an entire pallet of cans and automatically feed them to a wide variety of canning systems. The transfer conveyor delivers the empty cans to the dual or single-lane twist rinse where they are inverted and rinsed to ensure debris or dust particles are removed. Once rinsed, cans are reverted and delivered to the feed end of the main filler conveyor. To help reduce chances of slips or falls, the YellowJacket automatically removes slip-sheets and stores them in a protective compartment creating a clutter-free environment!

TailGator™: This semi-automated can feed system works at conveyor heights, or can be elevated to incorporate a twist rinse option, to allow a full slip of cans to be fed onto an ABE canning line up to 65cpm. The TailGator is a great solution for budget and space-conscious packagers.

WatchDog™: The WatchDog Brite Tank Monitor by ABE Beverage Equipment is designed to monitor and control the CO2 pressure in the Brite Tank via a pressure sensor and regulator. The operator sets the controller to the desired tank pressure and it will automatically adjust the input to maintain the proper CO2 levels. ABE recommends a WatchDog with each packaging line to achieve consistent carbonation and pressure whether your tank is full or nearly empty. Your packaging line will run consistently through the entire shift by maintaining a consistent output pressure, ensuring accurate filling on your packaging line.

AutoPak™: Reduce packaging time and labor with the NEW AutoPak Can Carrier Applicator. The AutoPak was designed to perform with all ABE canners, from 15cpm - 90cpm. ABE can engineer to fit your new line, or add it to your existing canning system, with a minimal footprint. It is easily adjustable for both 4-packs and 6-packs for 12oz and 16oz standard cans. The AutoPak simplifies your packaging day as a highly demanded addition to ABE's complete packaging portfolio. 

Nitro Dosers: Ask about nitro dosing options for beer or cold brew coffee! 

Ionized Air Rinser: This can be added to any ABE Twist Rinser to eliminate debris from your cans without the use of water. This unit uses a blower system with a HEPA air filter to ensure clean air is used to rinse cans, versus compressed air. The electronically ionized air neutralizes static charge while removing particles from your can.

Portable Clean in Place Cart: Save time and money with a Portable Clean in Place Cart. The dual tank design recovers chemicals and holds them at your precise temperature, ensuring proper sanitation. The CIP Cart is ideal for facilities with several tanks as a labor reducer.

ABE offers complete packaging solutions. Ask your representative about custom options for can feeding, date coding, labeling, and pack off.