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The Beers

Everything Floats on Guava

Everything Floats on Guava

A juicy, fruity sour conditioned on guava and dry-hopped with Vic Secret hops.

ABV 8.5% IBU 6

Hyperborean Galaxy

Hyperborean Galaxy

A big, hoppy New England-style pale ale showcasing Galaxy, Citra, and Mosaic hops.

ABV 7.5 IBU 35

The Imperial Walrus

The Imperial Walrus

A strong, dark ale with bold flavors of dark chocolate and coffee.

ABV 10.0% IBU 55

The Hoppy Otter

The Hoppy Otter

A double-dry-hopped, moderately sour, slightly bitter wheat beer with Mosaic and Citra hops.

ABV 4.1% IBU 14

The Sour Cherry Walrus

The Sour Cherry Walrus

A unique, slightly sour stout made with nutty Maris Otter malt and Montmorency cherry juice.

ABV 6.7% IBU 4

The Whiskery Walrus (2018)

The Whiskery Walrus (2018)

A rich, bold stout aged in Buffalo Trace whiskey barrels to impart deep whiskey character.

ABV 7% IBU 32

Läger

Läger

A malty, golden lager brewed with noble German hops.

ABV 5.1% IBU

The Wired Walrus

The Wired Walrus

An invigorating stout that was cold-steeped with Blanchard’s coffee beans from Ethiopia and Guatemala to impart subtle flavors of mocha and strawberry.

ABV 6.7 IBU 13

Apricot Sour

Apricot Sour

Crisp, tart sour conditioned on apricot.

ABV 7.1% IBU 7

Old Råg Saison

Old Råg Saison

A spicy, crisp saison with light notes of lemongrass, citrus and papaya from Hallertau Blanc and Saaz hops.

ABV 5.4% IBU 25

Tart Grisette

Tart Grisette

A slightly tart, crisp ale dry-hopped with lemondrop hops. Clean and refreshing.

ABV 5% IBU 10

Sommar Saison

Sommar Saison

A bright, fruity saison dominated by orange, ripe pear and strawberry, with a hint of wildflower honey in its refreshing finish.

ABV 6.2% IBU 12

Raspberry Sour Saison

Raspberry Sour Saison

A slightly sour saison with intense raspberry flavor and a clean, crisp finish.

ABV 7.9% IBU 4

The Añejo Otter

The Añejo Otter

A golden sour ale aged for months in tequila barrels to impart complex agave character.

ABV 5.0% IBU 7

The Otter

The Otter

A tart, fruity kettle-soured gose with a blend of European and Indian coriander for a balanced citrus profile.

ABV 5.0% IBU 7

Smoked Farmhouse

Smoked Farmhouse

A slightly smoky golden ale made with traditional Belgian farmhouse yeast, American Citra hops, and German beechwood-smoked malt.

ABV 6.8% IBU 17

Norse Pale Ale

Norse Pale Ale

A complex, hoppy pale ale brewed with traditional Norweigan kveik yeast. Aromas of orange peel, pine, and white pepper meld with rich brown sugar and honey.

ABV 7.8% IBU 30

Foeder Blend

Foeder Blend

We blended beer from each of our two foeders to create an approachable farmhouse ale with light, but complex Brettanomyces character reminiscent of cherry pie and pineapple, with a bit of classic Brett funk.

ABV 7.5% IBU 7

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

Taproom

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!)

ADDRESS:

3331 Moore Street, Richmond, VA 23230
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HOURS:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 3 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 8 pm

TOURS:

Coming soon!

Events

Featured Events:

  • LIVE SET BY JONATHAN MEADOWS
    12.16.2018   :   3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Come rejuvenate at the brewery and listen to an acoustic set by Jonathan Meadows from 3-6pm today. Need food? Look no further than Stella’s Market next door.
  • LIVE SET BY PAULO FRANCO
    12.14.2018   :   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Celebrate the start to the weekend with live music from Paulo Franco. And come hungry, Dank Eats will be out front serving up some delicious pita sandwiches.
  • GEEKS WHO DRINK TRIVIA NIGHT
    12.13.2018   :   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Join us every Thursday for Geeks Who Drink, a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. It's 8 quick-paced rounds covering anything from pop culture to science. Grab your friends, enjoy a beer & you might be lucky enough to win some awesome prizes. (Teams are set to a maximum of 6 people)

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

Interested in getting involved with Väsen? Contact us about private events, live music or food trucks!

The Brewhouse

FOEDERS & FERMENTERS

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

TOURS AVAILABLE

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

TRANSPARENT VISION

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

The Lab

QUALITY & CONSISTENCY

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

EXPERIMENT LOCALLY

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

DRINK IT HERE ONLY

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

The Building

THE HANDCRAFT 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.

SCOTT’S ADDITION

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

EXPERIMENTAL ORIGIN

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

Vagabonds

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.