When ABBEY was in the planning stages, the four founders sat around and talked about what they wanted to achieve with the company. The mission statement was simple, but difficult "To create and promote beer and wine enthusiasts." The mission statement quickly gave rise to the statement of purpose, "To promote and support those who seek enjoyment from or through their consumption of food, wine, and beer. To aid these in finding their flavor profile. To help them to enrich this side of their lives in an affordable and value-driven manner."
In January of 2011, ABBEY changed ownership. Kevin Whiteleather and Steve Evans, long time bartenders at ABBEY took on the challenge of continuing the quality, genuine friendliness, thoughtfulness, and hospitality patrons had grown to know and love.
At ABBEY, we pride ourselves in our knowledgeable bar staff and enlightened patrons. Our staff is highly educated and they continue to expand their knowledge and palates with each new trend in the craft beer industry. Several of our bartenders are trained and certified by the Cicerone Certification Program, an organization that certifies individuals with a proven expertise in selecting, acquiring and serving today’s wide range of beers.
You will often hear us talk about our ABBEY Family. We are not referring only to our close knit bar staff, but also to the amazing people to walk through our doors each week. We love the opportunity to celebrate with our patrons and also be there for them on their tough days. We want everyone to be comfortable, take the time to enjoy each other, and be part of the big ABBEY family.
Here's to the celebration of community, the enjoyment of fine wine and beer with friends and enriched experiences.
Where did the name ABBEY come from?
We have always been impressed with the history and consistency by which Belgium has produced its beers. This is best revealed in the Trappiste monasteries where monks produce what is commonly thought of as the greatest expression of beermaking on this planet. We judiciously chose not to use the name "The ABBEY" because we did not want to minimalize the importance of the time and care that these people take into their craft.
How long have we been open?
We opened on May 23, 2006.
How often do we change the menu?
Our menus change as often as the selections available from the brewer's themselves change. This means you will find new draft offerings every time you stop in and an ever changing Rare and Vintage list. These are beers that are in short supply, often times only having a couple bottles available, or are seasonal varieties from some of our favorite breweries.