We are Aslin Beer Company, a startup microbrewery located in a suburb of Washington D.C in Herndon, VA. Aslin Beer Company will artistically craft world-class ales, lagers, and ciders that nurture a sense of community by bringing people together. We will offer beer brewing classes by appointment, tasting parties, brewery tours and always have a great story to tell.
Kai and Andrew started brewing together in 2011 in Fairfax, VA and it was Love (Love of Brewing Together) at first sight. The Aslin Beer Company was quickly established afterwards and we began researching, brewing, and learning as much as we could about the industry, and had formed the beginnings of the company. Since the inception of Aslin Beer Company two years ago we have found a location (Herndon, VA), tested and perfected our recipes, and laid the necessary groundwork to get our brewery off the ground. To start brewing our first production beer, we need your help.
How GoFundMe Works
To accomplish this, we’re seeking to raise $50,000 or more before we open in August 2015. We’re incredibly grateful for any amount contributed toward funding our project, and we’ve created a large amount of handcrafted rewards (explained below) to thank our backers based on their level of support. All reward items below the donated amount are included in the reward package. If you can help us fund our project in time, we receive the funding. If our project is successfully funded, we will be eligible for a number of grants and alternative funding options, so the success of this campaign would be the difference between a walk and an all-out sprint. We can’t do this without you!
Why has Aslin Beer Company chosen GoFundMe?
This GoFundMe campaign is a catalyst for future development. By funding our project, you will be setting us well on our way towards building a unique facility for us to brew - and for you to enjoy - excellent beer.
Where The Funds Will Go:
The main portion of funds we receive from our GoFundMe campaign will go towards renovating our space and beginning production as soon as possible. This entails installing our brewing, fermentation, and refrigeration system, as well as building and furnishing our taproom. With our infrastructure costs largely covered by this source, we will be able to use the GoFundMe funds (as well as a great deal of our own funds) to outfit our space with the highest quality equipment and furnishings.
Our Proposed space
Our brewing facility will be located in Herndon, VA, a small town just outside of Washington D.C. It will house a 3-barrel brewing system, as well as a spacious taproom and lounge area.
Our long-term goal is to create a competitive regional brewery that helps put Washington D.C. on the map for craft beer. Once we outgrow our pilot facility, our intention is to expand production to a larger space within Herndon, enabling us to brew on a much larger scale and begin canning our beers in order to reach a greater audience. Our pilot brewery and taproom will still remain an active part of our operation.
As we build our company, we also want to participate in the continuous improvement of our local community through partnerships with local charities, non-profit organizations, and like-minded businesses. A successful business venture will not only provide an economic boost, but also pull more small businesses to the area.
For more information, visit our website or follow us on our Instagram , Facebook , or Twitter pages. Note: All donations receive all other subsequent goods below the amount donated.
If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email us at [email redacted].
A huge thanks to everyone that helped us with Aslin Beer Company to date - we couldn't have done it without you.
Lastly, an enormous thanks to you, our supporters, for making this happen. There will be lots of beer in the near future.
Andrew Kelley & Kai Leszkowicz
Aslin Beer Company
- Ken O'Donnell
- James LaCaria
- Kerry Frey
- Karen Loar
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