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September 13th: COTU Oktoberfest Featuring “Das Bier Run”

By |July 21st, 2014|

Beers (liters of them), German Food, a 13 piece authentic German band, and a fun run for a good cause?  YES PLEASE!  Center of the Universe Brewing Co. is the only place to be for a celebration of the most fantastic libation, beer.  To kick off the party, COTU has teamed up with the Richmond Road Runners Club to play host to the inaugural “Das Bier Run.”  This is a 4 person team relay […]

July 26th: RVAle Belgian Summer Ale Release

By |June 17th, 2014|

The time has come to honor Scott Golden, the winner of COTU’s inaugural Wort Share Competition.  The Wort Share took place in February when COTU offered up some freshly prepared wort for local RVA region homebrewers.  6 weeks later we welcomed back those 60 local brewers for a friendly beer tasting competition.  The top 3 then returned to COTU to brew Scott’s beer with head brewer Mike Killelea.

Scott’s winning beer is a light and refreshing […]

Join the COTU Satellites!

By |May 30th, 2014|

Do you love great beer, awesome people, and getting rewarded for being around great beer and awesome people?  Then you’ve got what it takes to join  THE COTU SATELLITES!

June 13th: Teacher Appreciation Day

By |May 25th, 2014|

No more pencils, no more books, no more parents’ dirty looks!  Teachers, we thank you for your hard work during the school year.  We know its hard, and we know its a labor of love.  To show our appreciation, we are opening up at 12pm on June 13th so that you may celebrate the end of the year, and the beginning of some well deserved time off.  Here is what we have in store […]

Victory is Ours – COTU Prevails

By |May 19th, 2014|

by Brewer Mike Killelea

Just a few thoughts about our victory over the upstarts from Dabney Road.

First – what the hell was I thinking? Those big boxing gloves are heavy. And 30 seconds is a long time when you are beating the hell out of your friend (and vice-versa). Don’t get me wrong – it was fun. And it wasn’t.

Second – Mike Hiller is a beast. I don’t think he anticipated my long reach. He […]

June 7th: Triple Crown Smoke Out!

By |May 19th, 2014|

June 7th from 1pm-9pm

2 down, 1 to go.  Join us at the brewery on June 7th for the final race of California Chrome’s quest to become the next great triple crown winner!  There will be fresh on site, Estes BBQ available, and our friends from the Cigar Realm will be here to get you set up with a fine stogie to pair perfectly with our brews.  Colonial Downs and the EZ Horesplay trailer will […]

May 24th: Homefront IPA Day

By |May 4th, 2014|

Join us, and those supporting the cause around town, as we welcome back for the 4th year, Homefront IPA.  Developed in 2011 through the collaboration of Fremont Brewing Co. in Seattle, WA, and COTU, Homefront IPA is a beer that supports our military men and women.  The beer is brewed with fresh orange zest and is aged on Louisville Slugger bats.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of the beer go to Operation […]

Wednesday Night Biergarten Concert Series in Full Swing!

By |May 2nd, 2014|

The weather has finally turned, and the COTU biergarten is open for business.  Let’s celebrate with live music, multiple food trucks, and great beer every Wednesday night through the fall!  Enjoy fine food several unique food trucks as well as live music out on the beer garden stage.  We will also have 8 different draft selections available for your enjoyment.  Skip the cooking, cleaning, and mid-week boredom and come on out for some unique and […]

May 3rd: Kentucky Derby Party

By |April 30th, 2014|

It’s that time of year again for COTU’s second annual Kentucky Derby party!  Join in on the fun as Colonial Downs and the EZ Horseplay trailer set up shop at the brewery.  Wager on the races leading up to and including the main event itself onsite!  There is a best hat contest starting at 5:00pm and special beer concoction constructed especially for this event.  Rock virtuoso Eli Cook will be performing live at 3:00pm […]

April 26th: Earth Day Cleanup

By |April 14th, 2014|

Head on out to The Center of the Universe and help us clean up our adopted highway!  We will meet at the Chick-Fil-A at Virginia Center Commons starting at 12:45pm to begin clearing trash off of Route 1.  The cleaning will commence at 3 pm.  All volunteers will be invited back to the brewery for complimentary pizza and a beverage!  Vest, gloves, and picks will be provided.  Because of safety concerns, volunteers must be […]