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Virginia Brewery’s Temporary Navy Yard Beer Garden Debuts April 5

Aslin Beer Company plans to offer at least a half-dozen brews

A variation on Orange Starfish is one of the beers Aslin Beer Company plans to offer at its pop-up in Navy Yard.
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Herndon-based Aslin Beer Company is setting up a seasonal beer garden in Navy Yard on Thursday, April 5 that is currently scheduled to serve rotating specialty brews throughout the summer.

The temporary Aslin Beer Garden (1299 First Street SE), which was home to local barbecue chain Rocklands last year, is initially projected to operate during days when the Washington Nationals are in town. Aslin staff tell Eater the goal is to open two hours prior to games and then close two hours after games end at neighboring Nationals Park.

Per staff, the goal is to provide around a half dozen different beers (approximately $8 to $11 each, after tax) on any given day. Tentative offerings include: Anthemic pilsner brewed with Cascade hops; Power Moves pale ale; Double Orange Starfish imperial IPA; Awkwardly Sweet sour IPA; and peach-spiked Sorbet IPA. Aslin plans to bring in local food trucks to handle meals. Aslin’s beer garden is projected to operate on non-game days beginning in May.