Able Ebenezer ales being brewed in Merrimack
From left, Mike Frizzelle and Carl Soderberg of Auburn prepare to open Able Ebenezer Brewing Company this weekend in Merrimack. (KIMBERLY HOUGHTON/Union Leader Correspondent)
“This was just a hobby, really, which started in my garage,” said Carl Soderberg, one of the four founders of Able Ebenezer Brewing Company.
The founders have spent a significant amount of time and money converting the empty, 5,200 square feet warehouse into a brewery and tasting room. The 10-barrel facility has six fermentors that run simultaneously, creating craft beers that will be distributed to establishments throughout New Hampshire.
Within the first few weeks, Soderberg anticipates the business will have its beer offered at about 20 bars and restaurants throughout the region.
Soderberg’s friend and former Army buddy, Mike Frizzelle, is the head brewer at the new company. While Frizzelle has finalized three beer recipes for the grand opening this weekend, three other recipes are nearly ready for the making.
The beer process may have been the most simple part of the business venture, as the co-owners worked diligently to find the ideal location and facility for their brewing company.
Together, they created a 27 feet long white pine tree slab into an impressive bar counter worthy of any beer glass.
The self distributors are anxious to open their facility, and are even more excited to hear feedback from patrons about their products.
Aside from being offered at area bars and restaurants, the craft beer will also be available to take home from the brewery, and available in four-ounce tasters within the brewery’s tasting room.
For more details, visit www.ableebenezer.com.
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