Center of the Universe Brewing

4/5.0 12 reviews
11293 Air Park Rd
Ashland, Virginia United States 23005

804 368 0299
  cotubrewing.com
Tue - Fri 4:00 - 10:00 PM; Sat 1:00 - 10:00 PM; Sun 1:00 - 8:00 PM; Mon Closed

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322  (144) Chesapeake, Virginia | May 28, 2015
Located right off I-95 in a commercial area. Nice spacious tasting room, friendly staff and a very nice patio area for when the sun is out.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Kinz  (66) Glen Allen, Virginia | March 29, 2015
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 IPA’s. 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (722) Sunnyvale, California | March 19, 2015
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
gopens44  (18) Virginia | February 18, 2015
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (650) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 16, 2013
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 - it’s a pretty nice place, clearly they’ve spent some money. Plenty of locals seemed to be enjoying themselves. Overall, worth a stop if you’re headed between DC and Richmond.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Foxbush  (118) Richmond, Virginia | April 2, 2013
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
Braudog  (820) Yorktown, Virginia | January 19, 2013
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 don’t 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)
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
tia  (137) Sandston, Virginia | January 11, 2013
Dropped by on my way back from DC. Nice clean open tasting room. Prompt service, but you can’t 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Drake  (667) Free Union, Virginia | December 8, 2012
Glad to finally make it here. I’m actually quite impressed by the ambiance here as it is a commercial warehouse brewery, and while those frequently have very nice tasting rooms, they aren’t 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. There’s 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 they’ve 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,
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2340) Washington, Washington DC | November 24, 2012
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. It’s 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.

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