May 24, 2021 - Food and Drink

The bank-turned-brewery Vaulted Oak is now open

Vaulted Oak now open

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The highly anticipated brewery Vaulted Oak officially opens today on Monroe Road.

Why it matters: Founder Kiel Arrington and partner Chuck Kistler say their goal with opening the brewery is to bring the surrounding Echo Hills and Oakhurst neighborhoods together and create a gathering place.

“I can’t wait to bring more fun and positive energy to this part of town,” Arrington says. “I live here, and I really want to further help shape our community in a positive way that brings all the surrounding neighborhoods together for some great fellowship, great events and even greater beer.”

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What to expect: The 4,000-square-foot brewery maintains certain elements of the bank, including the vault door, the drive-up teller window and even the pneumatic tubes (sorry, they won’t transport beer). Arrington says that while it’s not necessarily a bank-themed brewery, they “definitely still want to play to a lot of the nuances of the building’s past.”

  • The drive-thru teller area has been enclosed and now serves as a patio and walk-up window where people can order drinks.
  • The taproom has windows that look into the brewing area.
Vaulted Oak Brewing
The old bank vault.

Beer: Vaulted Oak focuses on small-batch beers in various styles — like sessionable blondes, lagers, west coast IPAs, sours, saisons and porters. There are currently nine beers on tap plus a curated selection of wine, cider, seltzer, kombucha and non-alcoholic sodas.

  • While there isn’t a food menu, guests are also welcome to enjoy food from Sal’s Pizza, located across the street, inside the brewery.

Location: 3726 Monroe Road. It’ll be open Monday-Friday from 2 to 10pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10pm.

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Vaulted Oak Brewing interior shot
Vaulted Oak Brewing interior shot
The drive-up window now serves as a bar area where people can order drinks.
Vaulted Oak now open

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Editor’s note: This article was last updated on June 7, 2021.


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