Crowler Policy

We do not carry or fill growlers. We sell 32oz crowler cans to-go that can be preordered, picked up from our cooler or filled on demand in our taproom. Our crowlers are sanitized and purged with CO2 to ensure that you are getting the freshest beer at its best possible quality.  



All of our craft beers are brewed onsite and rotate regularly to ensure that you're always drinking the freshest local beer. Check out what is on tap right now as well as our full portfolio of beers. 



Our production brewery and taproom are located amidst the hustle and bustle of the vibrant down town Silver Spring in Maryland (our adopted home town) and just a few steps from the Red Line Metro stop.  


This is the place where you can watch the magic happen a few feet away and enjoy the freshest of beers! 


Years of experiences, weeks of discussion and days adding the final touches bring you our beautiful taproom and small production brewery where we hope you’ll while away many more hours. We used simple décor and reclaimed elements to create a rustic but stunning space where you cannot but focus on the main attraction, BEER.  Enjoy a few pints, some hand-crafted eats and great conversation. 



We serve up a hand crafted menu of local artisan eats. Check out the current menu.


You're always welcome to take a peek but find out how to join in on one of our guided backstage tours.


Cool wearables and other stuff that you want to take home. Check out what's available .  



We've always got something cool going on for you to enjoy, whether here at the brewery or out and about. Check out our upcoming happenings below. 

tues run club

wed vinyl night


new years eve celebration


yoga & beer with becca


bees knees popup nursery

Click here for our full calendar 



A Kiwi and a Brit met in a bar and the rest is history.... well kind of!  

Co-Founders Matt Cronin (the Kiwi) and Emma Whelan (the Brit) share a mutual love of all things craft and artisan - especially beer! After several years of drinking, eating and talking, their paths aligned and together they created Astro Lab Brewing. 

An astrolabe is a symbol of history, journeys, innovation and craftsmanship. Astro Lab Brewing brings a modern day twist to each of these elements throughout our company, our people and our beer.


There is a passion for craft in everything that we do. Whether it be brewing beer, providing a unique experience for our customers, sourcing local ingredients, partnering with skillful makers or developing the unique skills of our team, our culture is one that creates and fosters an unfiltered and unadulterated passion for craft. 


We are committed to being local, inclusive and an integral part of our neighborhood. Our community is our customer and our customers are our community. Through outstanding service, attention to detail and inspiring conversations, our brewery and taproom is an open and welcome environment where we can all meet to create and discover great beer and ideas.


Join us! 


Matt  Cronin - Founder

Head Brewer . Chief Keg Cleaner . Lives for Beer . Born in NZ . Favorite Beer: Craft

Emma Whelan - Founder

Head Organizer . Foodie . Chief Taster . Born in Liverpool. Favorite Beer: Fresh As IPA

Tash Martin - Taproom Manager

The Real Boss . Chief Motivator. Born in NZ . All Blacks Fan Girl. 

Favorite Beer: Swartzbier




Tel. 301-273-9684

8216 Georgia Avenue, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Email :



Tues - Thurs 16:00 - 23:00

Fri - 12:00 - midnight

Sat - 12:00 - midnight

Sun - 12:00 - 22:00


By Bus

WMATA 28 and 70 bus stops are almost outside our door. The Paul S Sarbanes Transit center is  just minutes away. 


By Metro

We're a 5 minute walk or 423 steps from the Red Line Silver Spring station.

By Bike

We're a 2 minute walk to the nearest Capital Bike Share dock at Ripley and Bonifant Street (32034)

By Car

We are conveniently located by several public parking lots. The closest are Bonifant-Dixon and Fenton Street Village lots. These are both free after 7pm and at weekends. DO NOT PARK IN THE 7-11 PARKING LOT NEXT TO US. THEY WILL TOW YOU!!

8216 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 .   Tel: (301) 273-9684  .

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