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The Beers

Sugarbear Quad

Sugarbear Quad

The biggest of our abbey-style ales, the sugarbear is smooth, dark, and more than a little dangerous. Maple, dark chocolate, and vanilla dominate this malty brew, but those who dare to challenge this bear will be rewarded with notes of clove and toffee with subtle apricot and cherry.

ABV 12.1 IBU 22

Blackberry Gose

Blackberry Gose

Hundreds of pounds of blackberries give this ruby-red sour an intensely fruity character, which includes strawberry, pineapple, and red grapefruit. Its deep red hue and frothy pink head make this one almost too beautiful to drink.

ABV 5.4% IBU 8

Hibiscus Gose

Hibiscus Gose

Dried hibiscus petals give this extremely tart brew notes of cranberry, cherry, and freshly cut flowers. Our house Lacto mother and traditional German ale yeast have combined to make a surprisingly funky sour beer.

ABV 4.9% IBU 11

American Pale Saison

American Pale Saison

Our version of an IPA is a double dry-hopped golden saison. Flavors and aromas of ripe peaches and grapefruit from Citra hops meld with freshly baked bread and subtle nuttiness contributed by Maris Otter malt from the U.K.

ABV 7% IBU 34

Reedy Creek Lager

Reedy Creek Lager

This traditional German lager is smooth and approachable. Noble Hallertau hops and traditional Bavarian yeast contribute mild floral and citrus aromas, which are followed by a wave of rich malt and freshly baked bread with hints of red apple and honeydew.

ABV 5% IBU 11

Dark Cherry Sour

Dark Cherry Sour

This dark, aggressively tart ale was conditioned on Morello sour cherries to give it wine-like richness and depth. Bold tangerine, strawberry and cherry flavors meld with understated notes of chocolate, toffee, and toast from lightly roasted European malts.

ABV 4.8% IBU 5

Everything Floats

Everything Floats

Hops from three continents make this fruity beer a real globetrotter! Crisp and sour, yet smooth, this slightly bitter beer is extremely hoppy with bold notes of pineapple, grapefruit, guava and passion fruit.

ABV 5.5% IBU 19

The Whiskery Walrus

The Whiskery Walrus

The final stout in the Walrus Series spent three months in whiskey barrels, imparting vanilla, oak and toffee. Smooth dark chocolate and ripe cherries round out this extremely drinkable winter beer.

ABV 7.0% IBU 14

Smoked Blood Peach Sour

Smoked Blood Peach Sour

This crisp, fruity, sour begins with a bold hit of peaches and citrus, followed by subtle smokiness and a hint of toffee.

ABV 6.3% IBU 11

Highlander Abbey

Highlander Abbey

There can be only one beer like this one! This big, Trappist-style ale is brewed with peated malt from the United Kingdom for a restrained smokey character.

ABV 8.7% IBU 17

Raspberry Saison

Raspberry Saison

Crisp and refreshing as a winter’s morning, this saison was conditioned on hundreds of pounds of raspberry and blackberry. Pouring a bright rose-gold hue, this ale finishes dry with hints of light malt and floral notes.

ABV 5.5% IBU 28

Guava Gose

Guava Gose

Tropical. Salty. Sour. Delicious.

ABV 6.6% IBU 8

Lemon Tart Saison

Lemon Tart Saison

We painstakingly hand-zested over 600 lemons to produce this dry, refreshing saison. The interplay of bright citrus and light notes of honey, almond, and pepper make this the perfect beer for those trying to capture one last taste of summer.

ABV 6.2% IBU 12



Imbued with the ruddy hues of an autumn sunset and flavors of melon, dried fruit, and brown sugar, the delicate complexity and smooth finish of this draught lends itself to long nights by the fireside.

ABV 9.1% IBU 15

The Sour Walrus

The Sour Walrus

Dark stone fruit and roasted malt aromas draw you into what feels familiar, but a surge of rich, stouty tartness rushes over your tongue and vanishes just as quickly, leaving only a lingering crisp maltiness in its wake.

ABV 5.4% IBU 13


Hyperborea was a place beyond the north winds in Greek mythology where the sun was always shining and outdoor activities could be enjoyed every hour of the day. While our Hyperborium taproom is not open quite as long, the feeling of the outdoors surrounds our space. A 20-tap draft system flows with sessionable beers and sours, featuring a few surprise beers each week. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on our patio and tour information is listed below. Please contact our event manager if you would like to host an event in our taproom or private barrel room. Hylla Resan! (Hail the Journey!)


3331 Moore Street, Richmond, VA 23230
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Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 3 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 8 pm


Coming soon!


Featured Events:

  • Yoga + RVA MakerFest Maker Market
    03.18.2018   :   1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Start your morning off with Yoga in our Barrel Room at 11am, then stick around to check out the 11 local RVA vendors we've curated for our Maker Market from 1-5pm. Sammich Food Truck will be out front starting at 1pm.

For our full lineup of upcoming events, check out our Facebook page.


Interested in hosting your event at Väsen? Contact us at to learn more.

The Brewhouse


Two 80 bbl foeders accompany our fermenters where our Belgian-meets-American style comes to fruition.


Our four-vessel brewhouse stays busy during the week, but we give a peek behind our operations during weekend tours.


Our quality control lab, barrel room and fermentation space allow for an inside look to the world of Väsen.

The Lab


We’re dedicated to brewing the best beer possible, with a lab inside the brewery to ensure quality and consistency.


We like to experiment with local yeast strains and find flavors we never thought were possible.


Keep an eye out in the taproom for exciting one-off beers with experimental concoctions.

The Building


Staged in an old glass factory originally built in 1946, clear storied windows and tall ceilings lay the perfect aesthetic for life at Väsen.


The HandCraft Building is a staple in the Scott’s Addition Historic District, home to other great breweries in Richmond, Virginia


From our pilot system to our now 20 bbl brewhouse, the commitment to be an experimental brewery has always stayed the same.


The Väsen Ambassador program was born from our own experiences with the great outdoors. Our team is passionate about being outside and staying active. Along the way, we’ve had the privilege of meeting some amazing people who have become our ambassadors. They educate, inspire, and participate in the type of outdoor activities that represent the spirit of Väsen. As we grow, we’re continuing to look for others who revel in competition while never missing an opportunity to give back to the sport that provides them with a true essence of themselves. Together, we’re building a stronger community through ambassador engagement.

Below you will read about our ambassadors, their experiences, stories, and what brought them to the outdoor sports world.

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Väsen and the Environment

Väsen is on a mission to be one of the most sustainable breweries in the nation. As a purpose-driven brewery, we see it as our responsibility to propel the industry forward by using a holistic approach to sustainability. We created the Väsen Environmental Program as one step in this journey. Our legacy will be built on the sustainability practices enacted under this program for generations to come.

In order to create change in the beer industry, Väsen starts at the local level. By working hand-in-hand with Virginia farmers and energy producers, we rely on a local and sustainable supply chain. Together we strive to achieve sustainable brewing with 100% reuse and recycling of the resources we use to make quality beer. It’s our goal to make thoughtful, data-driven decisions that make the environmental footprint of every aspect of our business (from beer to merchandise) as small as possible.

We’re in this together. Please get in touch if you have any questions about our Environmental Program or want to chat about environmentally friendly brewing at your local brewery.

Hail the Journey – to Sustainable Brewing!

About Us

The Swedish word “väsen” honors our Scandinavian heritage and translates as one’s inner essence or way of being. At Väsen Brewing Company, brewing is about creating and appreciating something greater than yourself. Our beer is a medium through which we express ourselves and our appreciation for our environment. We brew to inspire others to chase the things they love.

Väsen beers combine the experimental spirit that defines American craft beer with the rustic and funky flavors of Belgian farmhouse and sour ales.

We’ve developed a distinctive brewing process that produces balanced, sessionable beers that are perfect for long days outside. Our barrel-aging program let’s us flood Richmond with the funkiest of farmhouse ales, complemented by a variety of Saisons, wheat beers, and pale ales.

Our goal is to make unconventional ales and celebrate those who share an appreciation for the outdoors and spark positive change in their communities.