The Veil Brewing Co.

The Veil Brewing Co.The Veil Brewing Co.
The Veil Brewing Co.The Veil Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1301 Roseneath Rd
Richmond, Virginia, 23230-4623
United States | map
theveilbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.15
Beers:
663
Ratings:
9,245
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.42
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
113
pDev:
7.47%
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Rated by vabeerguy from Virginia

4.33/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sep 09, 2016
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Went and had a few there last weekend and the place was totally relaxed and inviting, with people spread out in all kinds of seating amongst the animal trophies throughout the place. It was a nice big open floor plan space with a very attentive and knowledgeable staff. While the prices are far from cheap, they had a ton of stuff on tap, a lot of 4-packs of cans to go, an a tremendous selection of bottles (mostly saisons and BBA stouts). The outdoor space was also very cool an it was the type of establishment I could have spent the day. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
Jul 15, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by AlvinLin from New York

Apr 07, 2021
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
Even with COVID restrictions, I loved the vibe here. Amazing mural work throughout the outside seating area, and the shipping containers give a cool industrial vibe that I enjoyed. Tap list was great; good variety, and I even got to snag a pour of their anniversary Grand Cru Sleeping Forever which was a nice surprise. Overall, definitely a spot I want to revisit down the line when I can walk around the inside taproom and ideally not be wearing a mask!
Nov 09, 2020
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Reviewed by slander from New York

4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
Richmond runaround day 2. Short attention span theatre and a need to see more and more. Saw some places I could have stayed at for a lot longer but you know this crowd is always on the move. Uber’d out and neighborhood played. And then we walked over to the Veil, ‘cause that’s how we so very slowly roll…

It’s a corner joint, that I’m thinking used to be a gas station maybe, or maybe not, or shut up, you’re drunk. Seating area out front in the parking lot; tables and benchings under a large canopy running between a pair of logo mural cargo shipping containers. There’s a dog out front barking, we think at (Evil) Davo because, well, yeah.

Muraled big brickiness with paneled garage windows. It’s a long narrow room that hooks around to the back there. It’s one of those ‘enter in, jump in line, wait on the ropes, belly up, get your beer, then stand clear’ kind of places. Long straight 2 tier bar of polished concrete, with a panel base & piping foot rest; seating for none. A large ‘The Veil Brewing Co’ marque light fixture sits over the bar. Above the barback, track spots on the mounted slat beer boards (beer, style, ABV, & pricing full and shorty), and others showing cheese & bread, nitro coffee, & merch. The mirror backed panel wall below holds 16 non-descript handles in a long row over a bar counter and glassware shelved below. A few more taps on stand up cylinder duos off a kegerator behind the bar, too. Shirts and swag displayed off to the right of the bar.

Concrete floors and black rafter ceilings with winding tracks across the room, cool white grape cluster lighting to the rear, and duct work throughout. Gray walls with paneled windows, mounted animal heads, & human hand lamps. So, now you’re thinking, “Yeah, but do they have a full size stuffed bear in the back corner?” Let me see, oh yeah, there it is. Check.

Large shared tables angled forward the bar and off to the side with some bar counter pieces along the wall. Small table and armchair action on the far end near the mural slat piece fronting the bathrooms. Cushy chairs around the bend back towards the rear with brew room views and the barrels stacked there.

17 beers up just now. It’s an interesting mix. Most of them are either IPA, DIPA, & TIPA hoppy (Toof Ache, IPA with Simcoe, Mosaic, & Columbus, 6.3%; Broz Broz Day Day, DDH IPA with Citra, 4.8%; Alone Alone, DDH IPA with Galaxy, 6%; Whiteferrari, DIPA with Citra & Galaxy, 8%; Dissect Me, DIPA with El Dorado, Citra, & Galaxy, 8%; Suspicious Treats, DDH DIPA with Galaxy & Motueka, 8%; Buried Buried Alive Alive, DDH TIPA with Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, & Nelson, 11%), or sour, from abomination Tastee & Sour IPA, to Gose & American Wild Ale (Strawberry Swirl Tastee, strawberry vanilla sour, 5.5%; Pina Colada Tastee, pineapple & coconut sour, 5.5%; Boss Lady, Sour IPA with Mosaic & Nelson, 8.9%; Never Never Weak Weak, double strawberry & pineapple Gose, 5.1%; Never Fear, blackberry & apricot Gose, 4.9%; Unconditional, Trillium collab red wine barrel American Wild Ale with Galaxy, 5.5%). And then a few others to round out the mix (Child Support, Pils, 4.5%; Sentiment, Saison, 5.6%; Raspberry All That You Are, red wine barrel spelt farmhouse with raspberries, 5.6%; Double Peanut Butter Hornswoggler, chocolate milk stout with peanut butter, 7%).

As we were on the heels of hop-free Vasen, I stuck to the sour side (Never Fear, blackberry & apricot Gose; Never Never Weak Weak, double strawberry & pineapple Gose; Raspberry All That You Are, red wine barrel spelt farmhouse with raspberries; and Unconditional, Trillium collab red wine barrel American Wild Ale with Galaxy. They were all on point. Good sours are happening here.

I could do some time here (if that fucking bear in the back would just stop looking at me).
Jan 21, 2020
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Reviewed by roan22 from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
I don't like taxidermy, number 1 thing I remember about this brewery. The lighting was too dark everywhere. The mood of the place I did not care for. but the staff were fine. I didn't try an IPA here, I had a chocolate peanut butter stout, and a collaboration brewed lager. They were both good. The clothes for sale caught my eye, I liked the grey jacket and some of the shirts.
Nov 15, 2019
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Arrived Saturday night, around 7PM. Pizza truck in the parking lot. Lots of people milling about outside. Inside was fairly crowded and DARK. Cool! Music was low-mid level, and popular.
Plenty of beer on tap, various stylesl The lines were a bit long, but hey it's Saturday. Staff was friendly, and quick to help out.

The beer was delicious. Can't wait to get back to Richmond.
Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.58 by MikeM75 from Virginia

Sep 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.45 by Zach423 from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.69 by macshark from Virginia

Jul 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.86 by emount91 from Connecticut

Jul 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland

Jun 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by gabe71tx from Virginia

Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.6 by godawgs from Louisiana

May 11, 2019
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Rated by uvachief from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Best brewery in Richmond - hands down. Quality beers all the way around.
May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.03 by burq from Virginia

Mar 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by Matt23 from Virginia

Feb 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.42 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 14, 2019
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
V: This is a big, spacious building; this is a good thing considering it gets packed quickly. There's a long bar with a well-arranged menu above it. It has some seating in the center of the room, along with a large patio area (right beside the food trucks). As it is with a lot of brewpubs, The Veil makes everyone line up, and the line stretches around the wall to the door. Still, a cool spot.

Q: A high level of quality - everything's brewed on site. Nothing old or stale here.

S: The service was good and prompt, though I didn't quiz them on any of their beers.

S: A good array of beers (on about a dozen taps), but this being The Veil, it focused on IPAs (about half of them). They had a few random stouts, Belgians and pilsners as well. A solid lineup.
Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by CreightonSM from New York

Jan 27, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Collinsl from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.97 by Jacobleewelch from Virginia

Jan 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Located in Scott's Addition, this is probably the most hyped brewery in Richmond.

Vibe is industrial, with a large, almost barren room with a long bar with a bank-like line and tables on the floor and along the walls. There is also an outside area with very little lighting, which was a bit of a problem in late November. Service was quick and friendly, but the line system doesn't lend itself to a lot of small talk with the crew.

Selection is pretty varied, but leaning mostly towards IPAs and sours. I for one think The Veil don't get enough credit for their sours, because they really are excellent. They are obviously very good at the hoppy stuff.

Overall, I really enjoy the beers The Veil put out, but the place itself was a little bit of a letdown. Too loud and bare and a line system that was a bit too business-like. Not bad in any way, but I would probably come here to buy stuff to go rather than drink in if I lived in Richmond.
Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.57 by jbarry3000 from North Carolina

Nov 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by DebSab from Florida

Nov 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Nov 03, 2018
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Rated by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Super cool place. Beers were great, service was stellar. Would definitely bang again.
Oct 26, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts

Oct 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.4 by grahuba from Connecticut

Oct 14, 2018
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Rated by drds89 from Virginia

4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Efficient, clean, machine
Oct 09, 2018
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Reviewed by bl00 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
The Veil is a strange space. Overall it is decorated with a modern industrial style, though there are also stuffed animal heads and taxidermy positioned throughout the space. Inside is a variety of seating. Outside there is a patio area between shipping containers with seating and areas to stand and put your drinks. Based on the smell, I assume dumpsters are located fairly close to this space. Signage is not clear between lines for cans and pours to drink there. Merchandise is also haphazardly displayed. Menu is composed well however, and generous half pours are available. Beer is quite solid, around 25 choices of good beer- IPAs, fruited sours, and stouts mostly. The staff gave me a weird vibe that I couldn't quite put my finger on. Regardless they were quick, efficient, and accurate. Can take away process is efficient as well. The Veil is a must visit if you never have been. Its not a place I see myself spending all day at, though I would like to return for a few drinks.
Oct 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by Ponysaurusrex from North Carolina

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.66 by mkholmes25 from Virginia

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by metter98 from New York

Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.22 by StevoQ452 from Virginia

Aug 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.44 by Yeeuh from Virginia

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.55 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Jul 21, 2018
The Veil Brewing Co. in Richmond, VA
Brewery rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 9245 ratings