Väsen Brewing Company

Väsen Brewing CompanyVäsen Brewing Company
Väsen Brewing CompanyVäsen Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

3331 W Moore St
Richmond, Virginia, 23230
United States

(804) 588-5678 | map
vasenbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.96
Beers:
67
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
172
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.11
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
pDev:
11.44%
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Photo of avalon07
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

V: This is a big space, coolly designed and laid out. It has a long bar and a few tables and chairs scattered around the floor. There's a patio area raised just above street level (which would be great in the spring). Overall, it's a crowded spot, but not to the point of claustrophobia.

Q: A high level of quality - everything's brewed on site; nothing stale to be found.

S: Like a lot of brewpubs, the service can be a little spotty. Much of this boils down to the decision to make everyone line up like they're getting tickets to a concert. If you're sitting at the bar, you will be ignored. The staff was friendly once they served you, but that takes awhile.

S: A solid selection of beers from an array of about 20 taps: IPAs, sours, stouts, saisons, and few others. A wide-ranging lineup.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

As a Swede, I obviously had to come to the place with the Swedish name!

Space is large and airy with very high ceilings and lots of seating. Bar is in the back corner, and seats about 12-15 people. Lots of plants make it feel less industrial. Very nice place, that swallowed noise very well.

The beer here is a bit different. They didn't have a single IPA on tap among the 12 or so taps. Instead, they have lots of quirky sours and saisons that stand out in Richmond. The quality of everything was very good and variety was plentiful. Anyone looking for hazy IPAs are in for a surprise.

The main reason the place stood out to me, and what made me come back two days in a row, was the service. Rosie and Jesse who worked the bar on the first night were some of the best people I've ever met behind a bar. Friendly, interested, knowledgeable and wicked funny. When I mentioned I like beer weird, they just started slinging samples to get me going, and I don't think they charged me for anywhere near the amount I got to drink. Night number two, Rosie isn't working but hanging out, along with Connor, one of the co-owners. We talked about beer for a good long time, drank even more, and I was even given a tour of the brewery. When it came time to leave, I left the biggest tip I've ever given.

Overall, Väsen is the place to go if you want, quirky, original beer and also get superb service.

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Photo of bl00
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Very cool spot. They did a great job dressing up the typical modern warehouse/office park space with plants and furniture. Beers leaned towards belgian styles. We enjoyed the sours in particular. Nice outside deck space and good service. I'm glad we heeded advice of locals to check this place out.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited on a Saturday right after lunch. Sat at the bar. It was a bit cool, but the big doors were open and the place was moderately busy.

V - First thing you notice is the openness and the big glass wall looking into the brewery with the foeders right up front. Then there is the nice wooden bar (I like to ask places about their bar top, quite often there is a story behind it). Industrial, but bright clean and obviously very new with the standard chalk board of beers. Corn hole outside. In the same neighborhood as Veil and Isley. 4.25

Q - I've only had two of their beers so far (the session saison was a huge disappointment). Richmond is full of great breweries - maybe I've not chosen the right beers, but Vasen better pick-up their game or it might be left behind. 3.75

Ser - Excellent service at the bar. Both tenders were friendly, engaging and most importantly knowledgeable about their beer. 4.25

Sel - A wide selection. Everyone should find a beer they want to drink. 4.25

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Photo of clayrock81
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Went on a Saturday afternoon and was crowded but still able to find some standing room (big place) and service was quick. The beers I had weren't bad at all although when I went the selection wasn't the greatest; I say this b/c they had 13 beers on tap and 12 were stouts or sours (I don't mind stouts or sours but a little variety is nice). Worth checking out if you're in the area (especially w/ the other breweries right down the street).

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Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Stopped here to see what they has going on here. They had some Belgian inspired stuff on tap that may be hit or miss for some people. The beers I tried were decent but nothing mind blowing. The vibe of the place seemed pretty chill, but there was a big soccer game on that they had on their TV's so some people were getting loud watching that. Hung out most of the time outside actually. The place is much larger than I expected though. Not a bad spot, but not my favorite in the area.

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Väsen Brewing Company in Richmond, VA
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 172 ratings