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Beer Available At Center of the Universe Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Center of the Universe Shut Up Imperial Stout 60, Center of the Universe The Richard 61, Center of the Universe Pocahoptas 91, Center of the Universe Ray Rayís Pale Ale 62, Center of the Universe Scotchtown (Barrel Aged) 58, Center of the Universe Main St. Ale 34, Center of the Universe Chin Music , Center of the Universe Sling Shot Kolsch , Center of the Universe Unseasonable Stout , Center of the Universe / OíConnor Orange is the New Stout , Center of the Universe Monkeyís Uncle , Center of the Universe Homefront IPA
Kinz (65) Glen Allen, Virginia | March 29, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Happy to see Ashland get its very own brewery. Conveniently located right around the corner from the research building for my company, so I will have plenty of good reasons to be up that way. 5 brews on tap (they are just getting started), a nice Kolsch, an alt, an APA, and two different IPAís. Large bar and tasting area, friendly staff, good service. Pricing pretty standard in the area. Parking could be a problem as popularity grows, which I am quite certain that it will. They are off to a very promising start, and I truly wish them the very best. Update in spring 2015, bumped up a touch due to more beers and overall excellent quality. Definitely stop by if up this way - I always do. Good stuff coming out of the barrel program as well.
bytemesis (471) Sunnyvale, California | March 19, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Final stop in the DC-Hampton road trip. Came in near to closing and there were a decent number of people inside, but it was not crowded. 8 beers on tap and a couple in cans/bottles. Interesting place with a main room with a small corner bar and some other tables around, plus a hallway leading to bathrooms, and a "back" room that seems to be 100% darts. Staff was friendly and all over giving me a flight, again at about $3 per sample. Some of the beers were pretty solid, others were fairly meh, but the overall experience was enjoyable.
gopens44 (18) Virginia | February 18, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
jackl (506) Charlottesville, Virginia | November 16, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Drake and I happened to stumble in during a special event, so there were about 12 beers available including a number of one-off barrel treatments of their wares. The beer quality was quite good. The El Duderino was especially impressive. Prices were fine, service was enthusiastic. As for the layout - itís a pretty nice place, clearly theyíve spent some money. Plenty of locals seemed to be enjoying themselves. Overall, worth a stop if youíre headed between DC and Richmond.
Foxbush (96) Richmond, Virginia | April 2, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great place to stop off after work and enjoy a good beer. The prices are right and beers are good. They have comfortable seating and tables to enjoy their beers. The location is easily found off I-95 at lewistown road. They fill growlers and if you plan ahead they will provide yours. Chris Ray and his brother Phil have already purchased new equipment to meet the demand for their beers. Bring food this is a beer tasting room. They will be scheduling food trucks on Wednesday evening starting in April.
Braudog (782) Phoenix, Arizona | January 19, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 8/20
Located in a little industrial space right off I-95 not from Richmond and the I-295 interchange. They have a nicely appointed tasting room and had 6 beers on tap. I donít understand their math though ... A 16 oz pint is priced at $5-6, a bit high for the quality. But a 64 ozgrowler fill is a bargain at $12 (?). Oddly, a set of six 4 oz samples will set you back $10! (??). I tried all six beers, and unfortunately none were all that good -- pedestrian even. The staff was friendly enough and there was a neighborhood food truck out front. (Brewery #598)
tia (97) Sandston, Virginia | January 11, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Dropped by on my way back from DC. Nice clean open tasting room. Prompt service, but you canít run a tab. Kolsch, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, IPA, and Pocahoptas on tap. Just tried a regular ole pint instead of the sampler but I enjoyed it thoroughly. They were getting ready to have a tour and tasting of the new releases in the back, but sadly, I had somewhere else to be. Average prices.
Drake (564) Free Union, Virginia | December 8, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Glad to finally make it here. Iím actually quite impressed by the ambiance here as it is a commercial warehouse brewery, and while those frequently have very nice tasting rooms, they arenít frequently as comfortable as this one. Fairly large bar with lots of tables as well as some comfy looking couches. Lots of windows lead to a bright, open feeling. Thereís a second room as well, less formal, with a couple video games and a view of the brewery. 5 beers on tap at the time I went, and I was able to sample all of them, but their sampler only has 4 beers so I had to pay 2 bucks for the 5th. There was also a cask on. No food, but they had a food truck in front and they welcome people to bring in food or have it delivered. They have some menus on hand for that purpose. The beers were all solid, though they definitely like their hops, and my palate was definitely burning by the end. Beers were a little bit disjointed, but they were all solid, and theyíve barely been open a month, so I expect the beer will become quite good. Prices were a little high but not too bad. Nice place, and slowly by slowly Richmond is building a nice little collection of Breweries,
Travlr (1787) Washington, Washington DC | November 24, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
I had to use two GPSes and and iPhone to find this place, so it lives up to its name. Just take exit 89 off I-95, head east (turn left if coming from DC), then make the first right. Itís right across from the KOA campground. Four beers on, one was very tasty and three were OK. Staff was very friendly but very new. Some casks visible in the brewery, hopefully not for decoration. One to keep an eye on.
radagast83 (208) Fairfax, Virginia | November 18, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very spacious location - though parking looks like itís horrible. Since it was their grand opening, there were people parked up and down the street and the side street it is right next to. We were able to get a parking spot in the lot, so it wasnít a problem.
The place is large - the first room when you enter the front is a fantastic looking lounge with a ton of taps available - looks like theyíre ready for expansion if things work out - the brewery looks to be divided into at least 3 additional large rooms - brewing, cooler and storage/loading dock.
Staff at event were nice - presume most of them either work for the brewery or were brought in as help, but either way that was a nice touch.
Out back there appears to be an area for outdoor events - which if things work out, could also prove to be a great thing.
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