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The Beers

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

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

Everything Floats on Passion Fruit

Everything Floats on Passion Fruit

The third version of our juicy triple-dry-hopped sour was conditioned on nearly half a ton of passionfruit and generous additions of Vic Secret, Mandarina Bavaria, and Citra hops.

ABV 7.4% IBU 22

Mexican Lager

Mexican Lager

A crisp, crushable lager brewed with maize and lime peel for a clean, refreshing taste perfect for the summer heat.

ABV 5.5% IBU 8

Amarillo Gose

Amarillo Gose

A dry-hopped version of our Gose, we used abundant amounts of Amarillo hops to create a late summertime beer that radiates grapefruit flavor and aroma.

ABV 5% IBU 20

Figue Rustique Saison

Figue Rustique Saison

Saison with fig. The third release celebrating Saison Month was conditioned on French fig puree to create a slightly spicy saison with hints of black pepper, clove, and honey.

ABV 7.3% IBU 8

Saison de la Frontière

Saison de la Frontière

A spicy farmhouse saison with a crisp finish. Fruity notes of pineapple, apricot, and cranberry provide a refreshing contrast to a malty finish accentuated by hints of white pepper and clove.

ABV 6.3 IBU 9

Saison du Printemps

Saison du Printemps

A bright, fruity saison bursting with flavors of pear, strawberry, and cherry. A light malty finish with a touch of wildflower honey round out this extremely drinkable farmhouse ale.

ABV 7.0% IBU 8

Norse Pale Ale

Norse Pale Ale

Ekuanot, Amarillo, and Galaxy hops and kveik yeast contribute complex aromas of orange peel, pine, peach, and white pepper, which combine with rich brown sugar and honey to balance the moderate bitterness of this hoppy farmhouse ale.

ABV 7.8% IBU 30

Golden Sauvin

Golden Sauvin

Highly sought-after Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand give this golden Trappist ale a bold and unique hop profile with aromas of white wine, strawberry, and cantaloupe, together with some dank funk.

ABV 8.6 IBU 25

Vanilla Dubbel

Vanilla Dubbel

Medium brown in hue, our dubbel offers a sweetly nutty aroma as well as chocolate and toasty flavors that give way to a smooth, dry finish from over 150 Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans.

ABV 9.2% IBU 17

Everything Floats On Soursop

Everything Floats On Soursop

This dry-hopped, moderately sour take on a hazy New England IPA. Soursop, a fruit native to South America, contributes bright tropical flavors reminiscent of grapefruit, pineapple, and strawberry.

ABV 6.7% IBU 25

Guava Gose

Guava Gose

Tropical. Salty. Sour. Delicious.

ABV 6.6% IBU 8

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

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

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:

  • Trivia Night
    07.19.2018   :   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. And come hungry, 'cause we'll have Papa V's Backyard Grill Catering & Food Truck out front from 5-9pm.
  • Live Set by Kris Scott
    07.20.2018   :   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Happy Friday! We've got Väsen favorite Kris Scott performing a live set from 6-9pm tonight. We'll also have Indo-Tibetan Kitchen serving up curry and momos from 4-9pm.
  • Food Truck Party
    07.21.2018   :   2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    It's panini time! Come cool down in our taproom and enjoy freshly pressed sandwiches from Bikini Panini from 2-8pm.

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.