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Aslin Alexandria Opens…with an asterisk

Aslin Beer Company opens the doors on their Alexandria, Virginia location today, but there’s a catch. Aslin is not yet brewing there, though you can see considerable progress within the space, including four 90-barrel lager tanks. Erik Raines, Aslin Brand Manager, notes that the new location will ultimately have a brewing capacity of 50,000 barrels. They’ll start with a more manageable 15,000 barrels later this summer and scale up from there.

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As such, the location is just a taproom for now. It will be open from 11 AM to 10 PM Mondays through Thursdays, 11 AM to 11 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 AM to 8 PM on Sundays at 847 S Pickett St.

At this location, Aslin has waded into the debate over kids in breweries by closing the taproom to children beginning at 7 PM, and they do not allow dogs.

Aslin Alexandria does plan to eventually sell cans, as well as growler and crowler fills, though these are not available yet. Cans are still available from the Herndon brewery, which now does not have a taproom. You can find the latest cans available via Aslin’s Instagram account. Food will be provided by Aslin’s very own food truck, with afternoon and evening availability.

What’s on tap? Expect hazy IPAs and pale ales, pastry stouts (two on tap at the Alexandria facility are both 15%, so be careful), sours with fruit added, and all the other beers that have made Aslin one of the most talked-about breweries in the area.

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