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The Beers

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Wanderlust 30: Port Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Wanderlust 30: Port Barrel-Aged Barleywine

A barleywine ale aged in Spanish port wine barrels with jammy flavors and tart tannic aromatic notes.

ABV 10.3% IBU 35

Richmond is for Lägers: Italian Pilsner

Richmond is for Lägers: Italian Pilsner

A citrusy and fragrant Italian pilsner made with Saaz, Zuper Saazer, and Sterling hops.

ABV 4.8% IBU 26

Wanderlust 29: Malt Liquor

Wanderlust 29: Malt Liquor

A smooth light-bodied malt liquor with vinous aromatics and subtle notes of corn.

ABV 7% IBU

’89 IPA

’89 IPA

A bold, hoppy, hybrid-style IPA made with Ekuanot, Citra, Amarillo, and Centennial hops.

ABV 7.0% IBU 35

Pineapple Upside Down Sour

Pineapple Upside Down Sour

A fruited sour made with pineapple, sour cherry, and Mexican vanilla beans.

ABV 5.4% IBU

Ragnarakau

Ragnarakau

Hazy triple IPA made with Rakau, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin hops

ABV 9.6% IBU 22

The Strawberry Rhubarb Otter

The Strawberry Rhubarb Otter

A fruity sour gose made with strawberry and rhubarb.

ABV 5.3% IBU

Rauchbier

Rauchbier

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

Radapils

Radapils

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

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

Goldenbear Tripel

Goldenbear Tripel

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

ABV 10.2% 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

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

Norse Double IPA

Norse Double IPA

Complex, hazy DIPA brewed with traditional Norweigan farmhouse yeast.

ABV 8.0% IBU 25

Läger

Läger

A malty, golden lager brewed with noble German hops.

ABV 5.1% IBU 22

Taproom

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.

ADDRESS:

3331 W Moore Street, Richmond, VA 23230
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HOURS:

Tuesday – Thursday: 3pm to 10pm
Friday: 2 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 8 pm

To-Go Items:

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Events

  • Climbing Club & Mountain Bike Club Postponed
    01.11.2022   :   11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Climbing Club & Mountain Bike Club have been postponed until further notice due to the ongoing pandemic. Stay safe while you drink in the outdoors.
  • Beer Release
    01.21.2022   :   11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Wanderlust 30: Port Barrel-Aged Barleywine is now available on draft! As always, our Wanderlust series are taproom exclusive. If you like what your drinking, let our team know and we might bring it back!

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

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.