McCaffery lands Virginia craft brewer and Scratch & Co. for The Terminal in the Strip District

PITTSBURGH — Chicago-based McCaffery Interests has landed the kind of food-and-beer combo long expected to help bring visitors to The Terminal, the company’s five-block-long redevelopment along Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Virginia-based Aslin Beer Co., noted for its distinctive decor and success in making experimental brews, announced on social media on Tuesday that it will open a new 7,000-square-foot taproom and brewhouse at The Terminal, where it will be joined by Troy Hill restaurant and market Scratch & Co.

The company couldn’t be immediately reached for comment but detailed the basics of the plan on its Facebook page, calling the new space a “hub for research and development unique to Pittsburgh.” The new outpost for Aslin will feature a 10-barrel brewing system out of which it will make a variety of beers for a company that typically produces 50 different varieties each year at its home market of Alexandria, where it expanded from its original location in Herndon, Virginia in the year before the pandemic.

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