After months of anticipation, the Aslin Beer Company opened the elegant wooden gates to their Logan Circle hangout over Independence Day weekend. The cult-favorite brewery of Northern Virginia has acquired a former gas station located on the 14th Street Main Estate (1740 14th Street NW) and transformed it into a colorful 211-seat pallet and beer garden. The space also houses Aslin Coffee, the first coffee shop of its kind.
There are more than 20 drafts of Aslin to choose from, such as the “volcano sauce” sour beer or the “no back” Hefeweizen. A few taps will be reserved for drinks made by friends of the Aslin industry. There is also an opportunity to try batches made exclusively at the DC Aslin site via our single-barrel fermentation system.
Aslin’s psychedelic and playful aesthetic translates into decor touches like neon signs, bright blue stools and chairs, and a tiled bar. The design by architecture firm // 3877 embraces the site’s past life as a refueling station, adding amenities like fire pits and an on-site Bun’d Up food truck for snacks like bao cakes.
It’s not just beer on the drinks list. Aslin DC serves Blum . Restaurant A natural, low-interference wine from Virginia. At Aslin Coffee, veterinary industry doctor Danielle “Danny” Moreno is in charge. The menu includes latte with unique flavors such as brown butter with orange cardamom or black sesame. Aslin Coffee makes its own brews and teas and boasts a robust tea program (try yuanyang, a Hong Kong-style blend of coffee and milk tea).
Aslin is located right across from another beer garden: the Logan Circle Stalwart Garden District.
Aslin planned to make its capital debut in May, but ran into construction hurdles. The beer company also plans to land in Pittsburgh this year, joining existing brewery sites in Alexandria and Herndon.