Väsen Brewing Company, opening soon in Scott’s Addition, believes that brewing is about creating and appreciating something greater than yourself. The Swedish word “Väsen” translates to one’s way of being…their inner essence. True to their name, the Väsen Brewing team has created a brewery that will inspire others and along the way show their steadfast dedication to the environment. Keep an eye on Väsen in the weeks ahead as they open their doors to a taproom that features a variety of Richmond artists, a strong nod to the great outdoors, and reclaimed materials. And behind the scenes, deeper inside their state-of-the-art brewing facilities, you’ll find one of the most innovative breweries around as they use science-based metrics to track their ecological responsibility and the brewery’s sustainability. On a recent visit to the brewery the team showed off their first beer in the works and plans to capture CO2 released during fermentation and recycle it back into the brewery in the near future.