Vault Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 34
Beer Ratings: 152
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: 5 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Rifugium:
3.7/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I really liked the feel of this place. The building it's in used to be a bank, and the decor (and pretty much everything) reflects this. They did a great job refurbishing it, and the whole place has a nice, classy feel to it, and it even gives off the vibe of an old speakeasy. There's a small bar that seats about 6 people, and plenty of dining space.
As far as beer goes, the selection wasn't great, and the beer itself was pretty basic stuff. But give them time...they did just open, and they're just getting started. There were four on tap when I visited--Belgian blonde, hefe, stout, ESB; all ok, but nothing great--but it looks like they have a capacity to have a lot more on draught. Seems like they'd have a few guest taps on to keep things interesting, but we'll see what the future holds. If they actually produce enough to keep 10 or more of their own beers on, then power to them.
Service was fine. They seem to have a lot of employees, so I'm guessing the place gets busy. The owner was there, and both he and he bartenders have a good knowledge or their products. There was also someone getting a tour, so it's good that the people there know the history of their establishment as well as being educated in the brewing process.
The food menu is pretty small, but they have some interesting items on it. The main item is flatbread pizza, but there are also some smaller bites, and "folds," which are basically pizza turnovers with more "craft-like" ingredients. Tasty stuff, and in good quantity. Prices were decent on everything.
I'd say this place is off to a good start, and I will definitely be keeping an eye on them to see how they progress. I don't get to the area enough to visit often, but I will definitely be going back when I can.
02-11-2013 15:41:07 | More by Rifugium
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +22.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Definitely an awesome, classy brewpub. Quality beers paired delicately with gastropub fare. Really great environment and space. I only wish they made more beer, as they are so popular that they run out of their offerings fairly soon after releasing. Also wish they bottled but the growler system is great there and their growler's are bitchin' stainless steel swingtops. Love coming here!
09-20-2013 20:16:07 | More by MCain04
4.03/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | $$
I happened to be passing through the area, so I decided to stop by. It was later in the evening on a Saturday, so I would really like to catch this place in the afternoon or during prime time to get a better feel for the place.
An old bank converted to a brew pub. Really has that speakeasy feel inside. Split level main floor with tables on each level. The bar is central to the main room with the brewing operations behind the bar. The bar itself is fairly small, with only 6 seats, by my count.
The service was great. Jason, one of the brewers, was tending bar when I while I was there and he was very friendly. We talked about brewing for a good chunk of the time. Very cordial all around.
I only tried two beers, Summer Wheat Pale Ale and Aussie Blonde, but they were both solid...especially the former.
I glanced at the food menu, just for future reference, and I am really interested in coming back for lunch/dinner. This place has some serious potential and enough charm to satisfy anyone. Worth a visit.
08-21-2013 17:10:36 | More by ColForbinBC
4.01/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A relatively new place, The Vault is a great addition to this area. There has always been the standard triangle of bars around Yardley/Newtown. It's nice having a brewpub close by, although it is quite small and limited. The beers they do have flowing have always been excellent however. They don't have a big selection, but it's a quality bunch most of the time. Flights are available for a tasting selection. The servers are well educated and personable. I haven't tried much of the food but they have a nice selection of small plates. Had the cheese board and a couple of their small pizzas. All of the warm fare is cooked inside their brick oven, which is kind of cool. The pizzas are bar pie size and artisinal. The inside is a main bar area, and a side room, where you can gaze upon the original vault doors. The whole bank turned brewpub idea is cool and they kept those elements in tact. They run on the premise of being non-traditional and more towards a speak easy, but no in the sense you would first imagine. There aren't any TV's or music playing. Overall This is a cool spot that anyone should check out.
05-19-2013 01:08:37 | More by BeerForMuscle
3.2/5 rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
A- Atmosphere was good--its got an intimate feel coupled with the some refined industrial elements. Although we were there on a Saturday afternoon, I imagine this place would be pretty popular later in the evening.
Q- Quality-Overall, the beer was ok. By that, I mean they are definitely new, but seem to be "up and coming" not "down and out." If you are an adept homebrewer, Im sure you have probably made the same quality of beer or better. Had a flight of 5 beers (Wit, IPA, ESB, Dry Stout, and RIS).
S- Service-The barman was more interested in talking to the locals at the end of the bar rather than striking up a conversation with us. Beer and food came quickly and I had good conversation with the Mrs. anyway.
S- Selection-5 beers on tap and 2 coming soon. For its size, this is fine. I think this is probably the best small business model for a brewery anyway--make a few beers, but make them good. They are on their way in that regard. Although we were at the bar, I didn't see liquor for mixed drinks or other "guest beers" on taps. If you are with a crowd that isn't totally adventurous (i.e. wants a bud light or a cosmo) this may not be the place.
F- Food-Ordered the hummus plate--really nice as they did hummus 3 ways, with fired pita and veggies. The only downside is they encourage "no substitutions" at the bottom of the menu. Having a family with dietary restrictions (allergies) I wouldn't hesitate to spend my food $ elsewhere if they didn't have anything we could eat. I think they may need a little flexibility in this regard. However, what we got was very good.
V- Value-I think the beers and food are reasonable. Definitely a good place to check out if you are within striking distance of Yardley or passing through. I wouldn't make a pilgrimage to this place though--at least not yet--lets see how their beers evolve in the next few years.
03-24-2013 15:10:57 | More by TriggerFingers
Vault Brewing Company in Yardley, PA
91 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.