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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

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

2017 COTU Wort Share Now Registering

Are you a homebrewer in the Central Virginia area? We want to share our wort with you! We will be producing a batch of wort and giving it away so you can produce your own beer to be judged by COTU staff and special guests. The winning beer will then be produced as a one‐off on a production level to be distributed throughout the greater Richmond region. Date: Saturday, January 21st Time: Mash in at [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

January 7th: IV Wine Barrel Aged Belgian Quad Release

IV ( Four ) is a traditional Belgian Quadrupel clocking in at 10.6% alcohol by volume. This complex brew exudes flavors of dates, figs, and caramel. The beer is finished aged red wine barrels to add to the already intricate array of dark fruits.  750ml bottles and draft available.  Beach Fries food truck will be here serving up some ocean favorites to help drown out the cold.

By |December 28th, 2016|Beers|0 Comments

Dos Duderino Variant Release 12/10

This is a beer release of Dude-like proportions! Inspired by overachievers, line fouls, and nihilists, Dos Duderinos is here to settle the score. Twice the power of El Duderino, this libation isn't for the weak minded. There is no ringer, piece, or Pomeranian strong enough to compete with its force. Nobody messes with Dos Duderinos and on December 10th, you'll know why. Now here's where it starts to get interesting... Here's where you need to [...]

By |November 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COTU Celebrates PRIDE with Georgie Porgie Collaboration

Center of the Universe Brewing Company and Ardent Craft Ales are honored to be brewing two different beers, "Georgie" and "Porgie," in celebration of Pride Fest in Richmond.  Both breweries are committed to inclusivity and celebrating the LGBTQ community in Richmond, the Commonwealth, and beyond.  Georgie and Porgie are two beers that represent the love we have for craft beer and for everyone who drinks it, no matter who they love.  Below are the release [...]

By |August 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Center of the Universe Brewing Co. is pleased to announce our launch into the Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia market, starting on June 6th.  Pocahoptas IPA, Ray Ray’s Extra Pale Ale, Universal Lager, and Monkey’s Uncle will be available both on and off premise all the way from the brewery to the DC border.  Brown Distributing will be taking care of our distribution in the area.  Below are some initial events taking place the week of [...]

By |May 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Karaoke with Sho DJ every other Friday

Come out and impress everyone with your singing ability. Too nervous to try Karaoke, well we have something that helps, Beer!!! Starts at 6:30 pm ends at 9:30  

By |March 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments