New mi­cro­brew­ery bank­ing on bor­ough re­vi­tal­iza­tion

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA - By Cary Beavers

YARaLEY BOROUdH - “Who wants a beer?”

With that sim­ple ques­tion, asked by Yardley Bor­ough Mayor Matt Sin­berg, The Vault Brew­ing Com­pany opened for busi­ness.

A fam­ily-owned and op­er­ated mi­cro­brew­ery, The Vault de­buted Oct. 10 on South Main Street in the build­ing for­merly hous­ing a branch of­fice of the Bank of Amer­ica.

Broth­ers games and gohn Cain opened the mi­cro­brew­ery with help from their par­ents, gim and Linda. It is the re­al­iza­tion of a dream for both broth­ers.

“We’re do­ing some­thing we love,” games said. “It’s the pur­suit of our pas­sion.” The pur­suit first led them to a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion, on Bell Av­enue. Ul­ti­mately they landed in the for­mer bank. They kept some of the lock boxes and safety de­posit boxes and, of course, the vault (which houses the cask ales, games said).

Shortly be­fore the rib­bon cut­ting at 4 p.m., games and gohn were both ner­vously fin­ish­ing the fi­nal touches. Soon it would be time to pour the beer, which is all they re­ally wanted to do in the first place.

“It’s a mix of an­tic­i­pa­tion and ex­cite­ment,” gohn said. “It’s some­thing we’ve wanted for a re­ally long time. I’ve al­ways dreamed of own­ing my own busi­ness and now it’s a re­al­ity. Plus we re­ally love beer.”

Sin­berg was on hand to cut the rib­bon and sam­ple the ales and pizza. To the mayor, The Vault is more than just a place to or­der a pint.

“Yardley is chang­ing a lit­tle bit,” Sin­berg said with a nod to Bella Rosa, which opened re­cently in the bor­ough, and the Con­ti­nen­tal, which has un­der­gone ren­o­va­tions. “We’re be­com­ing a res­tau­rant hub. We’re mak­ing a come­back.”

It is a come­back, Sin­berg be­lieves, that in­cludes a de­cid­edly old-fash­ioned mode of trans­porta­tion.

“With our stores and new restau­rants, we’re be­com­ing a very walk­a­ble town,” the mayor said. “One of this town’s goals is to make Yardley pedes­trian-ori­ented.”

Five-year Yardley res­i­dent Roger Crook thought The Vault would make peo­ple want to visit Yardley, no mat­ter how they get there.

“[The Vault] is go­ing to help make this more of a des­ti­na­tion,” Crook said. “There are more op­tions, more peo­ple, more suc­cess for ev­ery­body.”

The new mi­cro­brew­ery has op­tions, too. They of­fer six beers, plus nine more in pro­duc­tion and a menu that in­cludes ap­pe­tiz­ers and pizza. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 267573-4291.

Yardley Bor­ough Mayor Matt Sin­berg cuts the rib­bon.

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