The Veil Brewing Co.

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The Veil Brewing Co.The Veil Brewing Co.
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4.17/5
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5,868 Ratings
The Veil Brewing Co.The Veil Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1301 Roseneath Rd
Richmond, Virginia, 23230-4623
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theveilbrewing.com

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-13-2015

BEER STATS
Beers:
251
Reviews:
1,027
Ratings:
5,868
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.43/5
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
112
pDev:
7.22%
 
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by Sludgeman:
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4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Visited a few times, typically early in the day (maybe right after opening) on a weekend.

V - Industrial and open with garage doors and plenty of concrete and steel. I like that though, especially the flow from inside to outside. 4.25

Q - Beer from the source and it sells so fast, the quality is always great. 4.5

Ser - Friendly and helpful. Never been here during "rush hour." 4.25

Sel - Great beers but not always broad in the variety of styles. But I still love those IPAs! 4

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IdrinkGas
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rockaroo
4.72/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I think of it as a brewery outlet rather than a bar...it was actually a cooler place when you HAD to wait in line for the goods.
The real special IPA's are slightly fewer and far between and other styles are coming into the mix which to me makes for a little disappointment sometimes.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jdstratt
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The beers here are super solid! The music is ALWAYS hip. Despite this, the overall atmosphere feels a bit stiff to me. I don't think that's the fault of the Veil staff, though.

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Photo of DHB68
4.83/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of james24
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CChafin
4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

You have the feeling the beer is special here. Very innovative and unique beers.

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Photo of heddar33
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of gbiello
3.58/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KingColumbus
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of davidyoung
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.87/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Awkwardly hilarious usage of turnstyles aside, despite however necessary they actually are, this may be the most modernly hip and sleekly designed brewery I've visited. The black marble wall and sparing use of unorthodox and contrasting decoration like taxidermied animals is a unique change of pace.

As much as I wanted to scoff at this place, it was a million steps up from our experience at Hardywood, as the beer was the focus, with plenty of room to chill despite their hosting several birthday parties and other large groups. Even though they were busy, the line moved fast enough for me. Using the same style glass for short or full pours might be a cause for delays, but only minimally so. If they're willing to risk breaking these glasses so frequently, more power to them, as they do photograph well, which I'm sure is the primary intention.

The beer itself is that which you'd expect from these haze purveyors: IPAs, DIPAs, Pale Ales...oh and a Gose. Most people coming here specifically have these beer styles on the brain, so at least you get what you expect without any hassle--it's just that it's a very small selection of taps. Having it all fresh and on draft exhibits a quality I've not had out of any their cans acquired via trading. As such, I definitely found it to be a worthwhile stop while in the area. Even if the hazy NE-style IPA isn't necessarily your thing, these are some unique, enjoyable beer experiences at The Veil.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kdouble
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Treyliff
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A sleek and homey designed bar sets a good vibe. It does tend to get overcrowded in the evenings but the bartenders move through the never-ending lines rather quickly. Always a nice selection on tap, a must stop while in Richmond.

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Photo of srw
3.93/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ciceroman
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.52/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ScaryEd
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jmnobile
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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The Veil Brewing Co. in Richmond, VA
Brewery rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,868 ratings