It’s our intention to keep ahead of clients’ service and support requirements and so investing in the training of our team at our suppliers is crucial. We sent David our Sales and Technical Support manager to upskill on various ABE equipment that is heading to NZ and Australian clients.⁠ Check out some highlights of his visit below, and thank you to the ABE team for hosting us.

Introducing the new ABE CraftCan Go. A tiny, but mighty, canning line with the unique versatility to switch between atmospheric and counter pressure filling.⁠ Filling up to 15 CPM atmospheric or 8 CPM counter pressure. Whether you are packaging a low-carbonated beverage or something with a high volume of CO₂, this machine will get the job done.⁠

Key Features:


The CraftCan Go is a versatile machine that can switch between atmospheric and counter pressure filling. This filling flexibility gives companies the freedom to expand into high-carb beverages without purchasing a new canning line.

Single-user Operation 

The physical layout and the infeed/outlet accumulation allows one person to load cans, make adjustments to the HMI, and pack off.

Compact Design and Mobility

Its compact design and mobility are additional enhancements that set this unit apart from the competition.

Unique Post-rinse & Dry Solution

A short burst of water while spinning both rinses and dries cans.

Included Frame

The CraftCan Go has optional casters for increased mobility.

Comprehensive Spare Parts Inventory

Each CraftCan Go Canning Line that leaves the ABE facility carries UL certification and an industry-leading five year limited warranty on the metal and welds. In addition to a comprehensive spare parts inventory, you’ll have access to superior customer support from the ABE team in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Viniquip is one of Australasia’s leading importers and distributors of ABE equipment.

To pre-order the ABE CraftCan Go email or download the brochure ⁠

Have you heard some crazy facts about alcohol that just seem ridiculous…⁠

Well, we’re here to debunk some of the ‘crazy’ and not so crazy myths that you may have heard of. ⁠

01. There’s a worm at the bottom of the bottle

Tequila should never have a worm at the bottom of the bottle. It has been a marketing ploy from the beginning. Some brands do still sell alcohol-pickled larvae in the bottle, but it is pure fabrication.

02. Beer causes a beer belly

So this one is a little true. The notorious belly reputation is thanks to its typically high calorie content and how easy it is to consume those calories. Nowadays, there are low calorie beers available, but we do love the belly.

03. All vodka is made from potatoes

Who heard of this one throughout high school? This is a very common misconception that most or all vodka is made from potatoes. In reality, it’s a tiny fraction, while the rest is made mostly from grains…

04. Alcohol kills brain cells

This one seems the most believable but drunk behaviour, & impaired memory is thanks to reduced inhibitions and damaged nerve endings called dendrites. Even heavy drinking can’t kill your brain cells as much as you feel it the next day.

05. Different alcohols make you act differently

People claim to have drinks that make them act certain ways. Science say there’s only one drink (alcohol) that makes you act one way (intoxicated). It’s no more than a placebo effect created out of your own expectations & experiences.

We were stoked to supply an ABE CraftCan 35 to the very good people of McLeods Brewery up in Waipu.

McLeods already have a GAI MLE 441 bottle filler and it was really great to be able to deliver an ever reliable ABE CraftCan 35 for all their canning requirements enabling them to get their award winning beers into the hands of their customers.

Dave has spent the week at Emersons Brewery providing a full service to the bottling machine so they can continue to fill bottles with their award winning beers.

Check out our latest advert due to appear in the next issue of Pursuit of Hoppiness.

Check out the article on bottling in the Winter Edition of the Beer & Brewer magazine.

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The all new CraftCan Duo in action at Kansas Territory Brewery, 90CPM+.

Well it hasn’t been all beer steins and pasta for everyone at Viniquip over the past two weeks. While our intrepid travelers have been in Europe we have been busy installing and commissioning a complete bottling line at Sunshine Brewery with a GAI MLE661, STS labeller and Dogliotti pack-on, conveying and accumulation table.

We also popped up to Liberty to commission their ABE LinCan35 canning line.