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The Beers

The Crimson Walrus

The Crimson Walrus

Waves of velvety chocolate ganache and ripe red raspberries lead into a pleasantly smooth and mildly roasty finish.

ABV 7.4 IBU 13

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

The Wired Walrus

The Wired Walrus

This rich, bold stout is cold-steeped with fair-trade, single-origin Guatemalan coffee beans from Blanchard’s to create a smooth blend of mocha, chamomile, and dried plums.

ABV 6.7 IBU 13

The Walrus

The Walrus

The backbone of the Walrus stout series, this ale sinks its tusks into you with flavors of rich milk chocolate, roasted malt, fig and pome fruits.

ABV 6.7 IBU 13

Mo’ Citra Sour

Mo’ Citra Sour

Bright citrus and tart berries leap from this dank, aggressively dry-hopped sour ale, which finishes refreshingly dry.

ABV 5.5 IBU 8

Tangerine Sour

Tangerine Sour

This effervescent sour ale, brewed with tangerine peels, starts with a refreshing citrus tartness that leads to a medium malty finish.

ABV 5.5 IBU 7

Bourbon Smoked Farmhouse

Bourbon Smoked Farmhouse

We took our original Smoked Farmhouse and barrel-aged it for over 3 months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The result is a slightly drier finish paired with robust notes of oak, vanilla and whiskey.

ABV 6.8 IBU 17

Green Bullet Lager

Green Bullet Lager

A clean amber lager that combines classic maltiness, notes of dried fruits as well as resinous and dank flavors and aromas courtesy of the hop variety this beer is named after: Green Bullet.

ABV 7 IBU 14

Nate’s Wheat

Nate’s Wheat

An extremely crushable wheat beer with a bright hue and brewed with coriander for a perfect late summertime citrus finish.

ABV 5.1% IBU 20

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 4.5% IBU 7

Gose

Gose

Artfully blending tart and savory, this hazy golden beer quenches like no other and bursts with juicy citrus followed by a pleasantly salty finish.

ABV 4.5% IBU 7

Session Saison

Session Saison

This pale gold colored crusher offers hints of banana and berry flavor and aromatics balanced by hay and malt notes that come together in a superbly dry finish.

ABV 5.0% IBU 13

American Pale Saison

American Pale Saison

A bright golden ale, this saison is our version of a classic IPA with a Väsen twist.

ABV 7.7% IBU 48

Smoked Farmhouse

Smoked Farmhouse

A strong golden-colored ale with high carbonation and a balanced smoked malt aroma and flavor. (Currently unavailable in Taproom)

ABV 6.8% IBU 17

Passion Fruit Saison

Passion Fruit Saison

A refreshing medium-bodied saison with passion fruit added for tropical flavor and aroma. (Currently unavailable in Taproom)

ABV 5.5% IBU 17

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. (Currently unavailable in Taproom)

ABV 8.6% IBU 18

Sour Saison

Sour Saison

A lightly sour saison that pops with notes of bright citrus, rounded out by a smooth malty finish. (Currently unavailable in Taproom)

ABV 4.7% IBU 7

Oktoberfest Märzen

Oktoberfest Märzen

This fest beer has a earthy herbal aroma paired with a light-medium body and semi-sweet finish for a nice transition into fall time in Virginia. (Currently unavailable in Taproom)

ABV 5.4% IBU 20

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

New events coming soon!


Interested in hosting your event at Väsen? Contact us at events@vasenbrewing.com to learn more.

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. While our barrel-aging program will let us flood Richmond with the funkiest of farmhouse ales, they’ll be 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.