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3rd Annual Das Bier Run Set for October 7th. Early Registration Open!

Das Bier Run returns! Dust off those running loafers and gather 3 of your closest friends for a 4 x 1 mile beer, food, and oompa theemed relay. Put on by Happy Hour Races, this year is garuanteed to be the biggest and best! Check it out below for all the details. Sign up now for your chance to particpate and cash in on the early bird discount! SIGN UP: www.njuko.net/dasbierrun DATE: Saturday, October 7, [...]

By | 2017-05-19T12:01:08+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3rd Annual Dad’s Day Pig Out June 18th

Looking for something to do for Father’s Day? Look no further than the 3rd Annual Dad’s Day Pig Out at Center of the Universe Brewing Company. Bring dad on out to the brewery on June 19th and show him that you really care. We will have whole pigs being cooked on site to accompany the delishes beverages! This year we are going to roast some of the biggest pigs we can get our hands on. [...]

By | 2017-05-16T11:04:06+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Now Hiring: Brewer and Cellar Person

Experienced Brewer Center of the Universe Brewing Company (COTU), a production brewery located in Ashland, VA (Metro Richmond Area), is seeking a full-time brewer to add to our team. We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled brewer to continue our 4+ years of crafting exceptional and consistent beer in central Virginia. Current year production is 6,500bbls on a 15bbl main system and 3bbl pilot system. In addition to being an all around awesome [...]

By | 2017-05-23T13:46:23+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Center of the Universe is pleased to announce the 5th annual Summer Moon Music Festival taking place May 27th and 28th. This two day long festival features 13 local bands who will be battling it out for their charity of choice. To accompany the bands, there will be several food trucks on site. 3 different draft beer stations will be set up, so you won’t have to worry about lines to get a delicious cold [...]

By | 2017-04-25T15:02:09+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mothers Day Brunch 1-5pm on May 14th

Mom deserves a day off! What better way to say "Thank you" to the woman who deserves it most than to treat her to a day of fun and relaxation at Center of the Universe. Here she can relax in our no kids allowed "Mom's Time Out Zone," sip on MOMosas and beer bloody marys, sample cheeses carefully selected by Truckle Cheesemongers, dine off of the delicious menu provided by The Grapevine, and walk away with one [...]

By | 2017-05-16T11:05:44+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Newly Formulated Chin Music Season is Here!

The weather is breaking and the boys of summer are coming back to town!  There is nothing better than enjoying a ballgame with some friends and a crisp and refreshing Chin Music Amber Lager.  Chin Music spent a lot of time reviewing tape and hitting the gym this offseason.  It's coming back to market reformulated and tasting great!  Looking for places to find Chin Music paired with delicious food?  See below! Chin Music Promotions/Pairings Baja [...]

By | 2017-03-31T11:17:54+00:00 March 31st, 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 | 2017-03-14T15:06:33+00:00 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 | 2017-03-24T15:53:48+00:00 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 | 2017-03-14T13:31:51+00:00 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 | 2017-02-28T15:20:15+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments