Right in Rocklin! Meet the owners of CRAFT BEER VAULT and their Craft Brews
This local pub has been a gathering place in Rocklin for just under two years, specializing in local craft beer!!. 23 beers on tap together for that great local taste. "Mostly local regional...sometimes a little out of the area, but all craft beer! Most people want fresh beer.' stated Brent Wilburn,, owner of Craft Beer Vault.
What made you decide to open this business?
"Brent always wanted to open a pub.....for years he thought about it....and since craft beers were becoming more popular in the area, we decided to open Craft Beer Vault here in Rocklin," shared Michelle Welburn, owner. " We've been open nearly two years in August"
What was it like when you first started?
"It was scary at first of course, but fun new adventure," Michelle and Brent both shared with me when I interviewed them that Sunday afternoon.
What has surprised you most when owning a business?
Michelle related working as a full time school teacher and owning the pub, she was surprised how much work involved. running the business but enjoys the connections she's developing with her clients.
Brent related that it was a challenge to keep the craft beers on tap at a given time because of the vendor supply, but has figured the vendors out during tim.
What would your customers say they love most about your business?
"Been nice making new friends,' Michelle shared. " You think they are just customers, then they become friends. Its not just a store."
What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had working with a customer?
"We did a year anniversary last year with a car show....lots of European cars....coffee and donuts. We are going to do it again this year because it was such a success" They are very excited to do it again in 2017!
Do you have any exciting plans for the future that you want customers to know about?
Brent and Michell are going to have another anniversary party last weekend in Aug. with lots of food and drink a car show. Special beers from different breweries. "We're organizing it right now and will advertise soon with details." Brent shared.
"For Octoberfest, we'll have a lot of special beers that will come out and we'll have some specials around that"
Do you have any advice that you want to share with other entrepreneurs?
They both said it was nice area to work in. Rocklin is a great welcoming city and being a business owner it makes it easy
What do you love most about the neighborhood?
What are your favorite things to do in the neighborhood?
The people. The people in Rocklin are great.
Why do you think it's important for people to shop local?
Its nice to support the local businesses and not line the pockets of big conglomerates.