Vasen Brewing
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The Beers

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A smoky amber lager made with beechwood-smoked barley and Czech Saaz hops.

ABV 6.3% IBU 22

Wanderlust 28: Wild Sour Blend

Wanderlust 28: Wild Sour Blend

A tart, fruity blend of foeder-aged sour ale and a barrel aged sour saison.

ABV 5.5% IBU



A crisp, malty lager made with German Hersbrucker and Czech Saaz hops.

ABV 5.3% IBU 29

The Velvet Walrus on Cinnamon & Vanilla

The Velvet Walrus on Cinnamon & Vanilla

A silky smooth milk stout made with Ceylon cinnamon and Mexican vanilla beans.

ABV 9.0% IBU 18

Wanderlust 27: Grisette

Wanderlust 27: Grisette

A light, refreshing grisette with a crisp, dry finish.

ABV 4.0% IBU 28

The Velvet Walrus on Hazelnut Coffee // Bourbon Barrel Aged

The Velvet Walrus on Hazelnut Coffee // Bourbon Barrel Aged

A silky smooth milk stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on hazelnut coffee.

ABV 8.3% IBU 13

The House Walrus

The House Walrus

A sessionable stout with light roasted flavors.

ABV 4.5% IBU 30

Mau Rakau

Mau Rakau

A fruity hazy DIPA with Rakau hops from New Zealand.

ABV 7.5% IBU 32

Backpack Porter

Backpack Porter

We brewed this rich, velvety Porter in collaboration with Blue Sky Fund. Enjoy tasting the roasty notes of chocolate and vanilla.

ABV 7.8% IBU 37

Wanderlust 25: Spicy Chocolate Stout

Wanderlust 25: Spicy Chocolate Stout

A slightly spicy milk stout made with Serrano peppers and cacao nibs.

ABV 9.3% IBU 33

Goldenbear Tripel

Goldenbear Tripel

A traditional golden Belgian tripel with subtle flavors of dried fruit and brown sugar.

ABV 10.2% IBU 23



Juicy IPA made with Sabro, Mosaic, and Vic Secret hops.

ABV 6.0% IBU 26

Golden Stout

Golden Stout

A smooth, malty golden stout made with Rostov’s coffee beans and cacao nibs.

ABV 6.5% IBU 23

The Velvet Walrus on Toasted Coconut

The Velvet Walrus on Toasted Coconut

A silky smooth milk stout made with toasted coconut and aged in dark rum barrels.

ABV 9.6% IBU 4



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

ABV 5.5% IBU 12

Norse Double IPA

Norse Double IPA

Complex, hazy DIPA brewed with traditional Norweigan farmhouse yeast.

ABV 8.0% IBU 25



A malty, golden lager brewed with noble German hops.

ABV 5.1% IBU 22


COVID-19 Response:

We are now offering bar service and can not wait to pour you a glass of your favorite beer.  We do ask that anyone who is not fully vaccinated to wear proper face coverings while inside our tasting room.


3331 W Moore Street, Richmond, VA 23230
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Tuesday – Thursday: 3pm to 10pm
Friday: 2 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 8 pm

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  • Thanksgiving Hours
    11.17.2021   :   2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Wednesday November 24th: 12 PM to 10 PM // Thursday November 25th: CLOSED // Friday November 26th: 12 PM to 10 PM // Saturday November 27th: 12 PM - 10 PM // Sunday November 28th: 12 PM - 8 PM //
  • Black Friday Specials
    11.17.2021   :   2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Crowler Specials: Buy 5 get the 6th Free Merchandise: 30% off All Merch November 26th in the taproom only!
  • Cyber Monday Deals
    11.17.2021   :   2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Monday, November 29th only you can receive 25% off of your online merchandise purchase. Use the code THANKS at checkout to apply the discount. The discount is not applicable to alcohol purchases.

For our full lineup of upcoming events, check out our Facebook page.
Interested in getting involved with Väsen? Contact us about private events or food trucks!

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.

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.