Center of the Universe Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.8/5
Center of the Universe Brewing CompanyCenter of the Universe Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

11293 Air Park Rd
Ashland, Virginia, 23005-3436
United States

(804) 368-0299 | map
cotubrewing.com

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Added by AshleyRay on 11-12-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
34
Ratings:
767
Reviews:
124
PLACE STATS
Score:
82
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
6.23%
 
 
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4.78/5  rDev +35.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited on a Sunday right at opening. Very slow.

V - More small town sports bar than brewpub - 3.5

Q - Served in a variety of beer glasses. 4

Ser - It was slow, but the bartender was attentive, engaging and knew her beer. 4

Sel - Surprising variety of beers on top - Kolsch, APA, DIPA, pilsner, irish stout, American stout, barrel aged strong dark Belgian. 4

Across from an RV park if you are traveling.

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Photo of brocktune
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.28/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Links41
4.31/5  rDev +22.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Drifter1
3.92/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ZosoIII
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Been here several times as it is probably the closest brewery to my home. Usually a good variety of beers 6-8 most times. No major standouts, but several good selections. El Duderino, And Oaky Pokey have been my favorites. Great staff (Tom is awesome) and they always seem to be doing something in the local community. Keep it up!

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Photo of JawNG
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of KWolf
4.31/5  rDev +22.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Quality brews from a responsible brewhouae!

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Photo of Dfisher
4.14/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of uvachief
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Tomstacey616
5/5  rDev +41.6%

Photo of ksolekjr
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Plenty of room to spread out and good brews to drink

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2.64/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of VeganUndead
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Hopbully
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of thehartwell
5/5  rDev +41.6%

Photo of LeeEvolved
2.64/5  rDev -25.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Second visit 1/17/15- I decided to try COTU again since I was in the area. Not much has changed and the beers are still pretty basic. The presence of a few food trucks may be bringing in better food but the beers don't even do them much justice. I paid $14 for a sample flight that was really boring. I'm lowering my initial rating as well since they haven't improved much of anything.

Initial review: Probably my least favorite RVA brewery. They don't take any chances with their beers- right down to their official beer of Richmonds minor league baseball team: Chin Music. Bland lager to match their bland IPAs, Pale Ales, etc.

I wish they would take some risks and brew something over the top like Strangeways and Hardywood every so often. A couple of tasty seasonals would definitely bring me back to Ashland. Right now, I'll stay in Scott's Addition and SW/HWP/Isley.

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Photo of Jonjudah
1.88/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of HookemHoos
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of MaltBiggins1
5/5  rDev +41.6%

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Center of the Universe Brewing Company in Ashland, VA
3.8 out of 5 based on 767 ratings.
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