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The Beers

Papaya Mandarin Sour

Papaya Mandarin Sour

A fruity, funky sour conditioned on dank papaya and bold mandarin orange.

ABV 8.1% IBU 7

Wanderlust 4: Irish Red

Wanderlust 4: Irish Red

A limited release Irish Red ale made with wild Saccharomyces yeast from Scotland.

ABV 5.3% IBU 25

Hefeweizen

Hefeweizen

A traditional hazy German-style wheat beer with strong banana character and light notes of vanilla and clove.

ABV 5.5% IBU 12

Frostbolt

Frostbolt

A smooth NE-style IPA with bold tropical flavors from Motueka, Citra, and Amarillo hops.

ABV 7.0% IBU 10

Goldenbear Tripel w/ Enigma

Goldenbear Tripel w/ Enigma

A strong abbey-style Belgian ale dry-hopped with dank Enigma hops.

ABV 11.6% IBU 24

GoldRush Brett Saison

GoldRush Brett Saison

Hybrid cider/farmhouse ale collaboration with GoldRush apple juice.

ABV 10.1% IBU 7

The Herbaceous Otter

The Herbaceous Otter

Tart gose brewed with lemongrass, ginger, and hibiscus.

ABV 5.3% IBU 7

Savvon

Savvon

Bottle-conditioned Brettanomyces farmhouse ale dry-hopped with Galaxy and Enigma. (Bottles only)

ABV 9.2% IBU 12

Cashmere Secrets

Cashmere Secrets

A heavily dry-hopped, velvety smooth farmhouse-style DIPA with Cashmere, Vic Secret, and Mosaic hops.

ABV 7.8% IBU 21

Everything Floats on Passion Fruit

Everything Floats on Passion Fruit

A juicy dry-hopped sour conditioned on nearly half a ton of passion fruit and Citra hops.

ABV 8.0% IBU 4

Enigma Borealis

Enigma Borealis

A generously dry-hopped triple IPA with Enigma, Citra and Mosaic hops.

ABV 10.5% IBU 25

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

The Imperial Walrus

The Imperial Walrus

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

ABV 10.0% IBU 55

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

Läger

Läger

A malty, golden lager brewed with noble German hops.

ABV 5.1% IBU 22

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

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

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:

Saturdays at 12:30pm $5

Events

  • LIVE MUSIC BY ADDISON LIMING
    03.22.2019   :   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Join us for a live set by Addison Liming who takes over our stage from 6 PM to 9 PM. She's a solo entertainer, with a Joni Mitchell-esque voice and a rhythmic style of guitar. And be sure to come hungry! Woodhead's Grill will be here with their delicious steak-n-cheese, tater-tots and more!
  • MORNING FLOWS YOGA
    03.24.2019   :   11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Join us in the barrel room for morning yoga with One Drop Yoga at 11 AM. This is an all levels vinyasa style yoga class, accessible and open for everyone. Then stick around and enjoy your favorite Väsen beer with an empanada or tostones from Ita’s Food Truck.

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.

Click the “Learn More” button below to 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.