Built with an undying ambition, Carl Soderberg of Washington, D.C., always knew he was a leader.
After resigning as Captain from the US Army in 2011, Carl saw that even in unimaginable times, there was nothing that brought people together like a good craft beer.
Having studied bioengineering at Tufts University, MA, Carl put his efforts on designing and engineering his own 5-gallon home brew system about 6 years ago. It took thousands of dollars, a lot of research, and multiple attempts he said, but “it was worth it.”
This was the beginning to it all.
With the help of fellow Army veteran, Mike Frizzelle, the two joined forces to build, from ground up, Able Ebenezer Brewing Company.
Behind every piece of lumber, nail, tool and nay-sayer was the determination to make this business work.
In 2014, Carl and Mike’s brewery on the outskirts of New Hampshire opened its doors to the public. For three years Able Ebenezer was an all-draft beer company, finding success with their original smoked IPA recipe, “Burn the Ships.”
Now with six employees and eager to continue growing, the brewery recently purchased CraftCan15 Canning System by American Beer Equipment (A.B.E.).
“I have an engineering background, and just working with this thing, it’s a piece of artwork,” Carl said. “It’s probably the simplest canning line with the most functionality I have ever seen.”
He says they have been canning on the new system for about a month now and “Burn the Ships” is already finding its way across the state.
“You know…” Chris says, “From training the art of combat to now being able to deliver happiness to lots of people…that’s a pretty awesome transition.”
Carls says they are happy to report that Able Ebenezer Brewing Co. is exceeding in production and with this canning line, is looking to expand within the next two years.
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