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Circle the Wagons BBQ Competition and Concert August 26th

Round up your friends, family, and neighbors for the inaugural Circle the Wagons BBQ Cook-off and Concert benefiting Circles Ashland. 6 BBQ vendors, 2 awesome bands, and 1 great cause are all you need on a summer Saturday. As an added bonus, we are bringin' back 2 beers just for the occasion, Main St. Virginia Ale and Treat Yourself Session IPA! There will be 50/50 raffles, great silent auction items, and other unique items to [...]

By | 2017-08-09T10:34:47+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COTU Cabana Party August 12th

🎶 COTU... COTU-Cabana The hottest spot north of Havana Music and beer, you'll find plenty of that here Free salsa lessons, there is no question If you wanna have a good time, and You don't mind some cheesy rhymes, Come to COTU.... COTU-CABANA! 🎶 On Saturday, August 12th, Center of the Universe will be transformed into the beautiful COTU-Cabana for the release of the TROPIC LIKE IT'S HOT delicious Hefeweizen with passionfruit, pineapple and lime [...]

By | 2017-07-27T20:53:00+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tour de Ashland Tapas Crawl August 5th

Celebrate Virginia Craft Beer Month and the great Town of Ashland as we crawl to 4 delicious eateries (and 1 brewery) on the inagural Tour de Ashland! Each stop will have a COTU or Origin beer paired with a small plate. Once you make your rounds to each location with your official "passport" you can head back to Origin to claim your limited edition Tour de Ashland glass!*. Passports are only available at Origin Beer [...]

By | 2017-08-05T10:25:09+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

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

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 person, [...]

By | 2017-06-28T15:38:43+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