The cult-favorite Virginia brewery kicked open the sleek wooden gates to its Logan Circle hangout over Independence Day weekend. The 211-seat taproom, beer garden, and coffee shop atop a former fueling station pour more than 20 Aslin drafts, like the “Volcano Sauce” sour ale or “No Backsies” Hefeweizen, along with Virginia-made Blüm wines. There’s also the opportunity to taste batches created exclusively in the D.C. Aslin site using its one-barrel brewing equipment. Aslin’s psychedelic aesthetic translates to decor touches like neon signage, bright blue stools and seating, and a tile-covered bar. A Bun’d Up food truck sits on-site. Andrew Kelley and Kai Leszkowicz created Aslin Beer Co. in 2015.
The name Aslin derives from the family that married Andrew and Kai; they married daughters from the Aslin family. Andrew’s expertise was banking and consultancy, whereas Kai worked in government. They bonded through a shared love of craft beer and homebrewing, which led to the realization that “We can do this too.” They’ve worked hard since the inception of Aslin Beer Company to create a culture that enjoys a beer with a passion and depth of knowledge that is contagious to others. We’ve learned through our quick development that our beer isn’t the only good we have the chance to create but that our community is genuinely at the heart of what we do. While we like beer and (really) enjoy experimenting, we also strongly desire to produce and deliver high-quality beer of all varieties.
We urge you to plunge in with us. The lager’s fantastic, from ales to sours to those heavy DIPAs. Let us reimagine American beer culture, re-educate our palates, and rekindle our appreciation for truly great beer. So, this bar is one of the best bars Washington DC has to offer. If you are in the city, we recommend you check out the bar at least once! Go with your family, friends, or loved ones for a memorable time.