Aslin Beer Co. Releases

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by Dirtyhands, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. b-mc-g

    b-mc-g Initiate (165) Mar 12, 2014 Maryland
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    They responded to a similar Instagram/FB question saying cans will be available in both Alexandria and Herndon. They had a bunch of cans stored inside during the Anny party so seems they have the space despite whatever construction issues persist.
     
  2. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (232) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    I own a car and am not a heavy drinker, but for those who don't and who are...how is the walk from the Van Porn Metro Station to the new location?
     
  3. beerman2017

    beerman2017 Initiate (78) Aug 18, 2017 Virginia
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    Decent walk from what I remember. 1.1 miles per the Google. Good luck crossing Van Dorn with a case of beer-lol. This news of eventually shutting down Herndon and opening in Alexandria will definitely reduce my visits from 3-4 times a month to probably once every 6 weeks or so. It'll be good for them - they'll get people from DC and MD more often. Here's hoping they don't shut down Herndon too soon!
     
  4. bl00

    bl00 Aspirant (287) May 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I'm considering a stop on my way home from NC. What is can availability typically like on a Saturday evening?
     
  5. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (725) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    You will probably have at least 10 different options
     
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  6. cp45

    cp45 Crusader (777) Nov 20, 2012 New Jersey
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    Are you able to buy one can each of the ipa’s and Berliners or does it have to be a 4 pack?
     
  7. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (232) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    You must buy the four pack. Back in the days of lines i always wondered if there would be folks who would be willing to split four packs with me when i wanted to try something new...but i was afraid of sounding like a dope.
     
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  8. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (19) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Please email them and suggest they start selling singles, I have and if more people do then maybe they will start. aslinbeerco@gmail.com

    At least until there is somewhere that you can try the beers (taproom), singles would be a nice way for their customers to have the chance to try all their beers. I'd probably end up buying more beer from them, instead of getting a couple 4 packs, I'd get the 4 packs plus a few singles.
     
  9. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (177) Aug 30, 2013 California

    That's a good idea unless they raise the price of singles to an absurd amount.
     
  10. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (232) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Note to any Aslin newbies: They used to do singles. Can't remember when it was that they stopped.
     
  11. b-mc-g

    b-mc-g Initiate (165) Mar 12, 2014 Maryland
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    Agree, it'd be awesome to get singles. I feel like this is even less likely though now that they have so many cans and they're sitting around for longer.
     
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  12. beerman2017

    beerman2017 Initiate (78) Aug 18, 2017 Virginia
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    It's been at least a year and a half. My first visit was in April 2017, and they were not selling singles then. They were still filling growlers, though.
    Side note - missed that Bottle Logic collab stout....anyone try it?
     
  13. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (232) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Did it sell out? They just started selling it yesterday.
     
  14. coquet

    coquet Initiate (89) Aug 31, 2014 Virginia

    Sold out last night, per Aslin's Instagram. Bottle Logic brings the crowds.
     
  15. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (19) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Anyone go to the Oktoberfest? Is there anything to do for someone who doesn't drink beer/kids? Or is this just a parking lot with a food truck and some tables?
     
  16. Jlabs

    Jlabs Champion (829) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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  17. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (725) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    2 can limit lololol
     
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  18. beerman2017

    beerman2017 Initiate (78) Aug 18, 2017 Virginia
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    I feel like peanut butter just ruins any stout. Personal preference, but the PM Dawn from Trillium is pretty awesome.....Peanut Butter PM Dawn? Blech.
     
  19. LanguedocRocks

    LanguedocRocks Initiate (166) Aug 21, 2014 Virginia

    They are doing their best to prevent everyone from getting diabetes.
     
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  20. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (232) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Yeah, I don't see why anyone needs more than two of those.
     
  21. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (177) Aug 30, 2013 California

    To trade!
     
  22. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (232) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    So breweries are supposed to cater to beer traders rather than trying to get their beer to as many people as possible?
     
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  23. thomas2357

    thomas2357 Initiate (191) Oct 19, 2011 Virginia

    Exactly. This is why this is a cool move by Aslin. Limiting it to 2 cans gets it in the hands of more people.
     
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  24. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (177) Aug 30, 2013 California

    I'm not saying I agree with it, but yes most do. Does everyone need to buy one case of each of Aslins beers because that's what their limits are, of course not, but they do to trade them.
     
  25. b-mc-g

    b-mc-g Initiate (165) Mar 12, 2014 Maryland
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    They know this is gonna be one of their more popular beer releases. Not sure why they wouldn't just brew 2-3x as much, but I suppose that would be too rational.
     
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  26. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (19) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    I don’t really know shit about brewing but maybe scaling up a beer like this isn’t as easy as just doubling or tripling the recipe. So they’d rather not take chances and end up with a beer they aren’t happy with.
     
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  27. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (725) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    If it doesnt turn out good then they can just dump more adjuncts in it.
     
  28. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Initiate (199) Mar 11, 2017 New York
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    Bale was probably one of the best stouts I've ever had, and I had a small pour during a line share
     
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  29. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (725) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    Sounds cool man
     
  30. dkol1875

    dkol1875 Initiate (19) Feb 12, 2018 District of Columbia
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    Do we know if Bale lasted the night? Considering heading over tomorrow if so
     
  31. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Initiate (183) Feb 5, 2016 Maine
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    Drinking Glamping right now

    Great peanut butter up front, but it has this weird after taste

    Anyone else experience this? Had Belly Shirts recently and it almost had this similar "cherry cola" taste to it. Kind of off-putting
     
  32. LanguedocRocks

    LanguedocRocks Initiate (166) Aug 21, 2014 Virginia

    Yea, I find a lot of the Aslin stouts have some weird off flavors going on. Bale was the only stout that I've had that didn't, and that's probably because the sweetness covered it up. I had a small pour at Snally which I think was 4oz, and it was more than enough.
     
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  33. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (19) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    I haven't kept many of their beers for more than a month or so but most of the ones I have 'aged' (3-4 months), definitely did not age very well. I've had some end up with very off-putting flavors which I couldn't drink and others end up very 'chunky' looking.
     
  34. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Initiate (183) Feb 5, 2016 Maine
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    That's exactly what I'm experiencing. Disappointing. I just received these in a trade.

    Just canceled my Sloth & Bale trades bc of this.
     
  35. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (19) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Those 2 should probably be ok as they are fairly recent releases. The other 2 you had were 3-4 months old.
     
  36. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Initiate (199) Mar 11, 2017 New York
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    Got a can of Bale and it's absolutely insane. Better than Peanut Butter PM Dawn and Miles To Go imho
     
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  37. Ianrem7

    Ianrem7 Initiate (27) Feb 14, 2016 Connecticut

    Sloth was released 13 days ago and Bale 6, I think you’re good on those.