Aslin Beer Co. will build a craft brewery and beer garden in the 800-block of Virginia Beach Boulevard. (Courtesy Altruistic Design)
VIRGINIA BEACH — A new craft brewery is coming to Virginia Beach, and it’s getting help from the city’s economic development coffers.
Aslin Beer Co. of Northern Virginia, in collaboration with a local landowner, will spend $3.9 million to build a brewery, tasting room and outdoor beer garden in the 800 block of Virginia Beach Boulevard.
The Virginia Beach Development Authority approved a $100,000 incentive to sweeten the deal at a meeting Tuesday morning.
In 2019, Aslin Beer Co. was described in a Washington Post article as “one of the region’s most buzzed-about breweries thanks to its ultra-juicy New England-style IPAs, fruit-infused sours and high-octane imperial stouts.”
It was founded by Kai Leszkowicz and Andrew Kelley and has locations in Herndon, Alexandria and Washington. It will soon open a fourth spot in Pittsburgh.
Aslin’s Virginia Beach brewery could open next spring.
“They will be a tremendous addition to the central beach area,” said Mark DesRoches, whose family owns the land and is helping to redevelop it. DesRoches is also president of the 17th Street Gateway Association — a group that advocates for improvements to the area.
Aslin Beer Co. will build an outdoor beer garden, craft brewery and tasting room in the 800-block of Virginia Beach Boulevard. (Courtesy Altruistic Design)
The brewery was designed by Virginia Beach architect Jeremy Maloney of Altruistic Design. It will sit across the street from the police department’s 2nd Precinct station and a block east of the new sports center.
The outdoor area will feature covered seating, murals and modified 40-foot long shipping containers installed vertically with pavilions that people can walk through. The brewery building will feature rooftop seating.
Stacy Parker, 757-222-5125, stacy.parker@pilotonline.com
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