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Original Gravity / Final Gravity Brewing Co.

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98 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

6118 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, Virginia, 23228-5237
United States

(804) 264-4808 | map

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Added by nriech on 12-06-2011

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of cjgiant
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Decent little place that has a small, 2bbl brewing setup, according to staff. Surprised they had fifteen beers on tap. Apparently they just opened up their taproom by moving the homebrew shop next door. The space does seem nice to offer to larger parties and even for a little inside cornhole or similar. There is a moderate and cozy outside, also.

The brewery offered a nice selection of beers from light to dark, covering about 6-8 styles. Unfortunately they didn’t really nail all these styles. Alnisr everything seemed a tad on the sweet side. I’d say there was a 50/50 split of enjoyable to not so much on our visit. Nothing was horrible, though the IPAs stood out as a tad above average. The higher ABV stood out as needing more work to dry them out.

The staff were friendly and informative. Crowlers were available if you found something you liked. Flight pours are individually priced, but no half pours.

Seemingly adventurous, I’d like to see some work on the non-IPAs. I’d love to try more of their beers without the extra sweetness I perceived. Soecifucslly, I actually thought their offerings with Belgian yeast had some potential.

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Photo of imtroy703
3.02/5  rDev -26%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5

GREAT BEER! Horrible crew serving it tho. Crowd was also terrible.
Blonde Ale was very good to excellent
American Pilsner was also very good.

Will check it out again, maybe this weekend as they have a 3-yr anniversary event. But man, worst experience i have ever had in a local brew store.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of oldn00b
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Nice selection, solid quality, one of the better DIPAs I had in my time in RVA. I like the neighborhood/local vibe. Really nice to be able to just hang out in an unpretentious place. That it's part of a homebrew shop is a big part of the charm. I definitely recommend checking this place out.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.49/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great service, and in my opinion Tony brews the best IPA's in the greater Richmond area

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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

With the influx of hype driven beers being cranked out of Richmond, its nice to have this place to slide into. One half homebrew/winemaking store & one half brewery. Helpful, knowledgeable personnel can fill a recipe grain bill or pour a fantastic beer. The hoppy oferings have big flavor accompanied by mouthfeel. There is seating inside and out and a little something for everyone on the menu. Music is always on point. This is a really great local establishment producing some quality.

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Photo of vikingpillager
4.08/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I went last month during a weekday and this place is totally cool. A beer store and brewery combo! Not much in the way of food (bag of chips and tub of salsa basically---it's right next to VA BBQ if you're hungry), but you can watch them brew in the fishbowl-style room in the back, and the hoppy smell permeates throughout the building when they're working.

A lot of the beers are kinda rough but Venus Rising is one of the best beers I've ever had on the "RVA Brew Trail." I took a 32-oz crowler to go for like $9! Super laid back place that I very much recommend.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Spacemen3
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Original Gravity is a homebrew shop. Final Gravity Brewing Co. is a brewery. They are separate, but share a location.

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Photo of brocktune
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Stolenface1
4.57/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

A homebrew shop with a little bar setup so not really a place designed to be a beer bar but more of a place you kill an hour or two during the afternoon (or to have something to drink while shopping for homebrew supplies). Service is adequate and friendly so can't complain, and while the beer selection is just eight of their own beers I must admit they make some good beers and the prices aren't bad at all. Worth the stop if you have free time and are in area.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Not as friendly as some other locations in town, but certainly a good get in / get out place. Enough of a selection to get you through the weekend boil with no problems.

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Photo of KevinK441
4.86/5  rDev +19.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is my go to LHBS. From all grain to extract, this store has everything you need, even if you've never brewed before and want to get into it. The owner, Tony, is very knowledgable and easy going. He will take the time to answer any questions you may have and doesn't talk down to you like i've seen at other shops. We are lucky to have a store like this in Richmond. Also, it's nice to buy local instead or ordering online. Keep the money in the community!

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Original Gravity / Final Gravity Brewing Co. in Richmond, VA
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 98 ratings
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