In April 2016, Matt Tarpey, Dustin Durrance, and Dave Michelow opened their The Veil Brewing doors in Richmond, Virginia’s Scott’s Addition Historic District. They opened with a 450-gallon coolship in their building, previously a church, complete with raised ceilings, imposing stone, black leather, white taxidermy, and a 40-foot-long cement bar. This past spring, The Veil moved several blocks down the road to open an 8,262 square foot taproom, three times the size of their founding space, bring their Richmond footprint to four locations. The Veil Brewing focuses on super hoppy beers, heavily fruited sours, dense stouts and barleywines, spontaneous wild ales, lagers, and a little bit of everything in between. The Veil recently arrived in Washington state, thanks to Stoup Distro. Today, Peaks & Pints presents an in-house flight of The Veil — a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: The Veil.
The Veil Nesh
7% ABV, draft — can in the cooler
The Veil’s Nesh is a new West Coast IPA brewed with Simcoe in the hot side, then dry-hopped with Citra, Motueka and Nelson for notes of candied pomelo and grapefruit peel.
8% ABV, can
For a long time, The Veil has been experimenting with different malt and hop combinations through other recipes, searching for the best of both worlds rolled into one double IPA. They arrived at whiteferrari, a luxuriously soft double IPA hopped intensely with half Citra and half Galaxy for sweet sugary tropical fruit, orange, tangerine, hints of lemon and grapefruit rind on the nose, which matches the flavor, plus grassy bitterness. It’s sweet, but the bitterness helps balance the sweetness.
8% ABV, can
A collaboration with Monkish Brewing, Other Half Brewing, and Oxbow Brewing, The Veil’s Hey Hey Echo Echo hazy double IPA is inspired by an evening spent yelling at Amazon Echo together. It hits the nose with melon and mango, plus along with a little generic citrus, followed by notes of orange, lemon, and grapefruit up front with melon and mango in the middle, and a noticeably and pleasantly dry with just a little bitterness finish.
8.5% ABV, draft — can in the cooler
A single-hop Galaxy, triple dry hopped double IPA with hoppy impressions of passionfruit, lemongrass, and fresh drippy papaya.
11% ABV, can
We Ded Mon is the natural progression in The Veil’s Broz series, which begins with a nice little Broz Day Off IPA that leads into a Broz Night Out double IPA, and ultimately reaches a point that We Ded Mon triple IPA. They hopped this triple IPA just like the rest of the series with 100 percent Citra hops.