Aslin Beer Company

Aslin Beer CompanyAslin Beer Company
Aslin Beer CompanyAslin Beer Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

257 Sunset Park Dr
Herndon, Virginia, 20170-5220
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aslinbeer.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.3
Beers:
305
Reviews:
1,676
Ratings:
7,479
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.33
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
114
pDev:
9.7%
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Reviews by yourefragile:
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yourefragile from District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Bottom line: < 1 year old brewery in an industrial like commerical park with a small tasting room and limited selection finding their way keeping up with strong demand.

Vibe: Nothing special, space is located in the back of a commercial park in a warehouse like building with a L shaped 12ish person bar, a few high tops, and a few larger group tables. Board games, tv, take out menus, and beer list on a chalk board and a large roll of deli paper.

Quality: If you've heard of Aslin, it is likely for the IPAs. They are trafficing in chalky, cloudy, milky NE style IPAs which are as good as you'll find for in the DC area if that style is your thing. The rest of the less hop forward beers are adequate and comparable to other breweries in the area. The hoppy beers aren't yet at say Tree House quality, but are clearly evolving as the brewery has been open less than a year and is learning how to balance supply with demand.

Service: For the area the IPAs are sought after and you can expect a crowd on days that they are "releasing" a new IPA and are filling crowlers. When they run out of crowlers they will still fill other breweries growlers (32 and 64 oz ones with a wider mouth, not flip top ones) but the crowd is a little lighter and beers will stay on tap a little longer. Beers are offered in 5, 8 and 12 oz pours with flights available. Owners and employees are friendly and knowledgable and do the best they can when it gets busy.

Selection: Supply v. Demand. Currently they are going through some growing pains as demand grows and they are expanding their system to be able to brew larger batches. They are pretty good about updating Facebook and their webpage with tap lists but if the IPAs kick you might run into a rather short (2 or 3 beer) tap list of their less sought after beers.

Aslin is an exciting brewery for the area and are continuing to improve in execution as you would hope for their age. Some of the beers are a little overhyped by locals given what else is available in the area. I wouldn't go out of my way to trade for their stuff yet, but if you're in the DC/NoVa area (and reading this review) they're a must visit as of Spring 2016.

Apr 21, 2016
More User Reviews:
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Ajtucker350 from Virginia

4.97/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

New Pour House in Herndon is amazing! Always quality beers and now with a great vibe and fantastic service. Best brewery in Northern VA area hands down!

Jan 12, 2021
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benjaminsa from Vermont

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Nov 20, 2020
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DucksFan16 from Alaska

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Sep 17, 2020
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DuncanBishop24 from Vermont

4.2/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Mar 08, 2020
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AlvinLin from New York

4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Feb 19, 2020
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Taybeh from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jan 09, 2020
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

V - Interesting. It's just a double garage with a brewery inside with a little table for ordering cans. Everyone is nice, but somewhat sketchy.
Q - If the sketchiness of the place worried you, fear not, the beer here is absolutely incredible. Quality is top notch for all styles.
S - People are friendly enough - the line moves fast
S - They sell out pretty fast and you only can choose a few styles per day, but the quality is just unbeatable that you can look past the small selection.

Jun 27, 2019
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PorterJohn from Virginia

4.59/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Pretty much my favorite Brewery right now. Can't wait for their Alexandria location to open with the tasting room. I also wish some of my favorite beers were available more often, but understand enjoy that they are constantly experimenting with new recipes.

Jun 14, 2019
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Shaymus from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

May 17, 2019
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Matt23 from Virginia

4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Feb 21, 2019
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Feb 13, 2019
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gopens44 from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Feb 10, 2019
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JimmyAddo from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Feb 01, 2019
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CreightonSM from New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jan 25, 2019
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BrueryDC from District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Oct 12, 2018
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gbiello from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Sep 22, 2018
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VeganUndead from Virginia

4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Killer beer, respect the willingness to go out to left field, even on the misses. Kai and Andrew are great, the guys are worth the hype, check them out even while the tasting room isn't open

Sep 12, 2018
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Edwardrm from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Sep 08, 2018
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dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Sep 02, 2018
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MMcdon8267 from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I have enjoyed most of Aslin’s Top rated beers. I don’t like the fact that folks don’t get a free sticker after a large purchase. Some staff are friendly while others were not. I visit to pick up beer and go.

Aug 13, 2018
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jul 30, 2018
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generallee from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jul 28, 2018
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SirGunther from Virginia

4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 26, 2018
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MJSFS from Florida

4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Jun 28, 2018
Aslin Beer Company in Herndon, VA
Brewery rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7479 ratings