Väsen Brewing Company is coming up on its 1 year anniversary and we want to celebrate with you!

Our 1 Year Anniversary Festival will be a massive throwdown in one of Scott’s Addition’s biggest open lots across the street from the brewery. We’re talking about a proper party -- bands all day headlined by Bio Ritmo, over ten breweries slinging local beer, plenty of BBQ, outdoor activities, and a ton of surprises that’ll make this one of Scott’s Addition's biggest bashes to date.

This event is made possible by the following partners: Cheats Movement, Dominion Payroll, Impact Makers, Peak Experiences, Richmond Grid, Riverside Outfitters, RVA Hub, VA DGIF and the Richmond Community Toolbank.


3331 Moore St, Richmond, VA 23230

Date & Time

July 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Click the band names to sample their music.

2:00 PM

Toxic Moxie

Tearing their way up and down the east coast in their rusty blue conversion van, Richmond heartthrobs Toxic Moxie have been winning over diverse audiences of punx, hippies, EDM kids and everyone in between with their instantly accessible brand of Dirty Disco Punk.

3:15 PM

Bush League

North Mississippi Hill Country Blues is the primary influence of The Bush League which they combine with individual influences of rock, soul, funk, gospel, ... and meshes those genres to create a sound that pays homage to traditional blues with a modern feel, aptly named “RVA Blues” to also represent the city in which they live.

4:30 PM

Chance Fischer

In a time where many rappers often limit themselves to empty metaphors and basic punch lines, Chance Fischer has established himself by delivering upper echelon lyricism.

5:45 PM

Illiterate Light

Illiterate Light floats between pools of postmodern confusion and rivers of vibrant optimism, integrating both into their lives and music. The duo’s search for meaning and depth drives a hunger for experimentation, but their uniqueness is a result of limitation.

7:00 PM

Black Alley

Birthed in Southeast DC, Black Alley is known for pushing the art of music to its rhythmic limits. Determined to create a unique musical elixir, Black Alley takes the finest ingredients of hip-hop, soul, and rock to create their own genre-bending sound called #HoodRock.

8:30 PM

Bio Ritmo

Blazing a trail by playing some of the hardest hitting and far reaching modern salsa for 23 years now, Bio Ritmo have grown into one of the most intriguing and influential Latin dance bands of the last two decades. They are true rebels who have defied being pigeonholed.



1:30 PM

Urban Wildlife Management

Aaron Proctor & Thomas Wilcox,
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

Wildlife in RVA…Oh no!  Oh yes!  Come hear Aaron Proctor from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as he tells the  side of wildlife in RVA from the James River to its greenways, and beyond; and from black bears to snakes!  Aaron did rescue a black bear from RVA a couple years ago and he owns the story of the rescue, recovery, and release back to the wild! Are you RVA wildlife aware?  Let's take a walk on the wild side!

2:45 PM

Wilderness in the City

Nathan Burrell,
James River Park System

Nathan Burrell, superintendent of James River Park, will discuss Richmond's liquid lifeline. The park system, which serves as the beating heart of Richmond, offers rocks, rapids, meadows, and forests that make for an area of unspoiled natural beauty — a little bit of wilderness in the heart of the city.

4:00 PM

Let's Climb

Pete Guyre,
Peak Experiences

Pete Guyre, founder of Climb Right RVA, a bi-annual climbing weekend consisting of free clinics and an evening of fun, will discuss growing Richmond's supportive outdoor climbing community while minimizing risk and installing a strong sense of respect for the environment.

5:15 PM

Adventure is for Everyone

Shep Roeper,
Beyond Boundaries

Richmonders of all ability levels, no matter their physical, cognitive or economic situation, should have the opportunity to experience outdoor activities with the surrounding community. Shep Roeper, co-founder of Beyond Boundaries, will discuss his organization's efforts to offer people of all ability levels the chance to experience adventure while showing the community peoples' ability rather than disability.

6:30 PM

Cultivating the Next Generation of Urban Conservationists in RVA for Everyone

Giles Harnsberger,

Giles Harnsberger, executive director of GroundworkRVA, will discuss how a workforce partnership is providing jobs to teens in Richmond to improve green spaces in Richmond communities, from James River Park to Richmond Public Schools to bigger clients like Bon Secours Health Systems and Peak Experiences.

8:00 PM

Parks as Bridges

Ted Elmore,
Bridge Park

Parks should connect people. Ted Elmore, head of the BridgePark project,  will share his novel idea of turning a downtown bridge into a park that brings neighbors closer and makes a bold idea even bolder.


Stay tuned for more activity announcements over the coming weeks!

Fly Casting Lessons

We've got the staff from Orvis' Short Pump store hanging out with us giving free fly casting lessons all day. Come learn how to cast like a pro and hear tips on where you can practice your new hobby around Virginia.

Archery Lessons

We've partnered with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to offer *Free*  archery lessons throughout the day. Green Top Hunting & Fishing will have their mobile archery trailer on site teaching families and children how to take advantage of Virginia's wilderness and open space.  

Mini Golf

You know we make great beer, but wait until you see our mini golf course design skills! We're transforming part of our property into a maze of mini golf holes.


We've partnered with Tang & Biscuit to bring free shuffleboard games to the festival. Come meet the staff and try your luck! Their Scott's Addition grand opening will be announced soon!

Slackline Lessons

If you've never jumped up on a slackline before here's your chance. We'll have instructors onsite throughout the day helping people find their balance.  Stay tuned for more info on our timelining competitions!

Ardent Craft Ales

 Beer Company

Black Heath Meadery

Blue Bee Cider

Buskey Cider

Courthouse Creek Cider

Final Gravity Brewing Co.

Isley Brewing Company





Right Proper

Rocket Frog

Steam Bell Beer Works

The Veil Brewing Company

Three Notch'd Brewing Company

Triple Crossing


Väsen Brewing Company


Indo-Tibetan Food Truck

King of Pops

Lush Cupcakes

Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches

Rappahannock Oyster Company


  • For the curious adventurer.


    • - All-day access to the festival
    • - Two (2) drink tickets included

  • For the seasoned veteran looking to sample RVA's best offerings.


    • - All-day access to the festival
    • - Six (6) drink tickets included
    • - Limited Edition Anniversary glass
    • - Special ticket reserving one (1) bottle for purchase for Väsen's first bottle release (currently slated for Fall 2018)

For designated drivers +
those under 21.


  • - All-day access to the festival
  • - Children under 13 get free admission!

Cheats Movement

Dominion Payroll

Impact Makers

Peak Experiences

Richmond Community Toolbank

Richmond Grid

Riverside Outfitters



Tang & Biscuit

VCU Oyster Shell Recycling Program

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Can I buy a ticket at the door?

Yes, we'll have tickets available to purchase the day of the festival at the door. There will be a limited supply of 200 Summit tickets for sale.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encourage you to walk, bike or carpool to our festival. There is limited street parking available in the surrounding area.

What can I bring into the festival?

  • - Chairs
  • - Blankets
  • - Outside food
  • - Backpacks and small bags

What can't I bring into the festival?

  • - Outside alcohol
  • - Pets

Can I buy more drink tickets?

Of course! We'll have designated areas on site to purchase additional drink tickets for $6.

What's the deal with the bottle release ticket?

Included in each Summit Ticket is one (1) physical ticket that will be handed out at the festival. This ticket will entitle the bearer to a guaranteed bottle for purchase for Väsen's first bottle release (currently slated for August 2018). This ticket will expire 30 days after the bottle release date. 

What happens if it rains?

This event is happening rain or shine!

Are there any age restrictions?

Nope! If you're buying a ticket for someone under 21, please select the Sherpa Ticket. Children under the age of 13 get free admission.

Can I leave and come back?

There are unfortunately no in and out privileges.

When is last call?

Last call is at 9:30pm.

Anything else I should know?

While this is a beer festival, anyone who is visibly intoxicated will be asked to get a safe ride home.  

We look forward to celebrating with you!


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