Get to know Aeva and our vision

We create turnkey distillery production systems that accelerate the aging of spirits. These systems are built to help distillers produce better tasting products for less capital and space. Right now, aging represents a barrier to entry and hinders creativity in the space.

Aeva Labs believes in a liquor industry that mirrors craft brewing - each brand of liquor unique from the next.

We're dedicated to providing rapid aging systems that lets distillers take more risks, utilize their capital in a smarter way, and enjoy the fruits of their labor now rather than later.

our story & founders

Zach (Left) and Steven (Right)

Late one night while sharing a craft brew, Steven and Zach had a question that would take them down the rabbit hole. Why is there such a lack of product diversity in the distilling industry?

Why can consumers of craft beer walk the aisles and find hundreds of wildly different beers? Beers flavored with chocolate, brewed with specialty malts? It seems like every day there's more options, more flavors for craft beer consumers.

Why is the distilling industry different? We've seen the consumer demand is there for nontraditional spirits.  Think Fireball, Seedlip, or even the left-field Screwball (pun intended). Whats holding the industry back? Perhaps its risk.

What if distilleries could make spirits like Fireball and Screwball, but with the mouthfeel and smoothness of aged products? We believe the only real reason we don't see it more often is that distillers are stuck with a choice.

The choice is either to barrel age and make an entirely traditional product or to go head-first with additives and flavorings. We believe this is because of the immense investment required to do barrel aging: capital, time, and labor. With an investment that big, distillers simply need their spirit to succeed when it hits the liquor store shelves.

And so, we asked a question.  

What  if aging wasn't risky?

meet aeva labs

Zachary

Fearnside

Department:
Founder
Favorite Spirit:
Rittenhouse Rye
Favorite Cocktail:
Scotch Old-Fashioned

Steven

Guido

Department:
Founder
Favorite Spirit:
Green Spot
Favorite Cocktail:
Manhattan

Kevin

Jeanneret

Department:
Engineering
Favorite Spirit:
Appleton 12
Favorite Cocktail:
Dark & Stormy

Warren

D'Costa

Department:
Engineering
Favorite Spirit:
The Macallan 12
Favorite Cocktail:
Old Fashioned

advisors

Bill

Spruill

Favorite Spirit:
Stranahan's Sherry
Favorite Cocktail:
Whiskey, Neat
Biography:
Bill contributes 20+ years of conducting global business in over 50 countries.

Michael

Brand

Favorite Spirit:
Hibiki 12
Favorite Cocktail:
Gibson
Biography:
Michael has raised 10M+ and has focused on fusing hardware and software to make incredible user experiences.

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