Aslin Beer Company

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

847 S Pickett St
Alexandria, Virginia, 22304-4605
United States

(703) 787-5766 | map

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
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3.88/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

The new place is definitely spacious, and the brewery facility has capacity and room to expand. Despite the extra space, they seemed to set it up in a way that flow is difficult when it is busy. They do have three separate areas to sit and enjoy a beer, which is easily an upgrade from the small spot in Herndon.

The quality of beers is pretty strong on the hazy beers Aslin is known for. The newer IPAs we tried on our visit weren't their strongest, but the known offerings were as good as always. The newer pastry beers on this visit were pretty solid, but packed a typical strong ABV punch.

The service was a tad chaotic at the main bar we visited, but was not as slow as expected. The servers were upbeat and knowlegable about their beers. They do server food at this location (which does not seem to be a component here), while for this review we didn't have any, watching the food service (to order number tags) indicated there were some kinks to be worked out.

Like a few new school places, Aslin doesn't branch to a whole lot of styles. They do I/APA, big pastry stouts, and some sour beers. They actually had a Czech lager on this visit, but overall, you're not going to want to stop by unless you're looking for a hazy IPA, a fruited gose, or a big pastry stout.

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Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.86/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Vibe - really nice retro vibe going on throughout the building - tons of enthusiastic people all around.
Quality - the beer quality at Aslin is simply top notch. They produce some of the best beer I've ever hand, hands down.
Service - fast and friendly. Food is really solid as well.
Selection - always a nice selection with dominance of NEIPAs (this is Aslin, afterall), but also usually a few stouts and other styles on hand - I wish at times they had more selection, but I understand the popularity is draining their supply at times.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The new Aslin Brewery faculty is very nice, a good selection of beer with about fifteen taps. The place is like a big beer hall with a large area accommodating plenty of people. They also have a cooler in the entrance room, separate from the drinking area where one can purchase cans to go. Overall a better experience than the old place.

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Aslin Beer Company in Alexandria, VA
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