02/01/2013 06:25AM ● Published by Style
Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
Final Gravity is a taproom and bottle shop featuring craft beer. We like to keep local breweries on tap as often as possible. The atmosphere is comfortable and friendly, and the food menu is small but tasty. The draft list always changes, allowing a variety of beers to be available. There’s something for every style of beer drinker, and we have wine available too. We host weekly brewery events and tap takeovers as well as occasional food pairings. In addition, our beer can be purchased to go, making us a truly unique bar. While living in Portland, Kyle and I would visit local breweries and really started to develop an appreciation and passion for craft beer. There’s a huge following for good beer, which would often take us to new places. Seeing the craft beer business grow so rapidly in Portland gave us the idea to open a place in California, closer to where Kyle grew up.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
Meeting my husband, who I’ve been together with for 10 years. The last two years created many changes for us, such as selling our home, moving, living with family for a year, buying a new home, Kyle transferring with Union Pacific Railroad, and getting the idea of Final Gravity started. There are many obstacles small business owners have to overcome, but we do it together. Since the beginning, Final Gravity has been a joint effort. Kyle is the beer genius and has created a great beer following for us.
If you could be any other profession, what would it be?
I would have been a veterinarian. We have two dogs (our children) – Turbo is a pit bull and Baer is a Boston terrier. We love them and encourage customers to bring their dogs to the patio.
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