The idea for ABC India started with Gaurav Sikka, a University of Michigan student and frequent ABC Brewpub patron. After graduating and returning to Bangalore, Gaurav contacted our founders with an interest in leading India’s emerging craft brewery movement. After an exploratory trip to India, the Greffs signed on as consultants to help build an Arbor Brewing Company modeled after the original ABC Brewpub in downtown Ann Arbor.
As part of their agreement, the Greffs ensured that all pubs opened under the ABC brand meet the same standards for quality, work environment, sustainable business practices, local sourcing, and community involvement that are at the heart of Arbor Brewing Company.
ABC India will brew many of the same recipes we produce here in Michigan. Gaurav plans to launch with selections like Belgian Blonde, No Parking Pilsner, Michael Faricy’s Stout, and our flagship Sacred Cow IPA—renamed Raging Elephant IPA for the Indian market.