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COTU Seeks Brand Ambassador For Roanoke, VA

Send resumes to Careers@cotubrewing(dot)com Roanoke Brand Ambassador Center of the Universe Brewing Company is looking for an energetic and beer loving ambassador who would enjoy teaching the Roanoke Area all about our brewery and brews. This part-time position is being offered to current residents of the above geographical location and will include executing various events including but not limited to beer festivals, samplings, and restaurant events. If you are interested in joining the COTU crew, and [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chic Saison Release Party April 1st

Come celebrate the newest seasonal in our lineup, Chic Saison. Chis Saison is a French Saison brewed with 130 pounds of Mangosteen Purée. Mangosteens are grown in southeast Asia, southwest India, and other tropical areas. They have a tropcial flavor that is both tangy and sweet. It pairs perfectly with the estery and effervescent qualities of the French Saison base. The beer will be offered on draft for on-site comsumption and in 750ml bottles to [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Earth Day Market April 22nd

What better place to celebrate Earth Day than at Center of the Universe!? Join us at the brewery April 22nd from 4p-7p for the full Farmers Market experience. We have invited an ecclectic assortment of artisan vendors and growers from around the region to share their handmade, farmed and fermented products with YOU. Vexine is set to rock out on the biergarten stage and food trucks are lined up to satisfy your hunger! This is [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spring Cornhole League April 6th

Do you love beer? Can you throw a bean bag? Then you're ready! Sign up for the greatest league in the Universe. Our Spring season runs for 6 weeks. All you need is a teammate and a willingness to throw bags at a hole on a board. Sign up is $20 for teams of 2 and includes your league t-shirt. League times are 6:30 and 7:30 pm, every Thursday. Prizes awarded to the winner at [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leprecrawl March 17th

Leprecrawl 2017: Two breweries, one great party! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day the right way with special limited edition Irish brews at both Origin Beer Lab and Center of the Universe Brewing! Enjoy Irish inspired faire from Cultured Swine at Center of the Universe and a specially crafted Irish menu at Caboose, partnering with Origin Beer Lab. No blarney here, just good ol' St. Paddy's Day shenanigans!

By |February 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Paddy’s Day Celebration for St. Baldricks March 11th

Center of the Universe is proud to host the 3rd annual St. Paddy's Day Celebration to support the St. Baldricks Foundation. This free celebration is open to the public and is from 1pm-9pm. Bring your green hat, high spirits, and thirst for fun. Below are a few more details on the event. Live Music All Day Silent Auction (all proceeds benefit St. Baldricks) Raffle Prizes (all proceeds benefit St. Baldricks) Food Trucks Limited Irish Beer [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Florida Roots Double IPA Release March 4th

Come celebrate the debut of our new March seasonal, Florida Roots on March 4th! This double IPA is brewed with Simcoe, Mosaic, and Motueka hops which creates a bouquet of stone fruit, citrus, and intense pineapple flavors. Crafted to minimize the bittering quality of the hops, this beer puts the flavor and floral components on the front line. Some people might call this a New England style IPA or Juice Bomb, but we just call [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COTU Begins Distribution into the Roanoke area April 1st

We are excited to announce that we will be expanding distribution into the cities of Roanoke, Salem, Christianburg, and Radford starting April 1st.  We are partnering up with PA Short Distributing to make COTU available all over the area.  If you are interested in carrying COTU at your retail location, please email sales(at)cotubrewing(dot).com.  Check below to find out where we will be for our initial launch, including some great events.  We can't wait to meet [...]

By |January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bourbon Great Scotch Release Feb. 4th

We are proud to release the 2017 Bourbon Barrel Aged Great Scotch! The beer will be available in both 750ml bottles and on draft. Details on the brew below: As bold and poignant as a Patrick Henry speech, our Barrel Aged Scotch Ale will liberate your soul from the inside out. Named for the historic residence of old Pat himself, this malt-forward brew enjoys a "wee heavier" alcohol content than your average ale. Aged in [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Beers|0 Comments

Anti-Valentines Day Party February 11th

Do you love Valentine’s Day? Do you love the flowers? The cards? The candies? Creepy little Cherubs? Unrealistic romantic comedies? If you said yes, that’s neat. If you said no. Congratulations. We are the place for you this Valentine’s Day! There aren’t going to be any crazy red hearts, flowers, or those candies with creepy pre-written messages. There is going to be lots of beer, live music, tacos, and a bunch of like minded people [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments