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“Definitely worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Center Of The Universe Brewing Company

Center Of The Universe Brewing Company
11293 Air Park Road, Ashland, VA
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Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Ashland
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Richmond, Virginia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

New and very clean, Center of the Universe has indoor and outdoor seating, comfy couches, board and other games - it's a thoroughly pleasant place to try some tasty beer and hang out with friends. Because it's so new, it doesn't have some of the dark ambiance and character of some breweries I've been to, but there is a lot to be said for crispness, natural light, and cleanliness. The beers are good, though lacking in choices (at least currently) for those of us who prefer darker stouts, porters, etc. Staff members were friendly and knowledgeable. It was nice to choose from flights, glasses, growlers - basically any way you want it. We are local and will definitely be back again. Could benefit from offering food, even if only snacks.

Visited September 2013
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Was in the area visiting friends and decided to stop by after reading reviews online. Located in an industrial park and could tell the building right away with the picnic tables outside and the hops growing on the trellis. New place, very clean and plenty of comfy seats. You can also sit at the bar and try a flight. Growlers are also available. There was a food truck out back for take out if you wanted a bite to eat. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Sampled all the beer and liked all of them. Will return next time in town.

Visited September 2013
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North Carolina
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Interesting brews, kitschy hangout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for a sampler of their beers. We were there for a cask night of their Pocahoptas. They have a small selection ranging from Kolsch and Pilsners to IPA's. I found that for me personally I liked the Pocahoptas best. The brewery has a nice patio outside and inside is very open with couches and lounge chairs. There is also a back room complete with Cornhole. It was a fun place to come and check out beers, and you can say you've been to the "Center of the Universe!"

Visited July 2013
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“I need more and so do you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by last Saturday after hearing about this place from a friend. The place was new and clean! It just opened in November 2012. We selected the flight of beers to try everything even though IPAs are our favorites. The Richard and PocaHOPtas were our favs but we liked them all. You can buy some of them in the bottle. They have tshirts and various pint glasses for sale also. After the flight we also purchased a pint. A food truck visits the parking lot at scheduled times too. A great place to visit and we will be back.

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Yorktown
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Yummy good micro brews”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

What a fun day we had visiting this new brewery. We tasted all of their locally brewed beer and it was all very good, however, our favorite was The Richard, which is a deliciously hoppy IPA. The staff is very friendly and very knowledgable about all of the beer. They sell a flight so that you can taste each beer, or you can get a pint, or really treat yourself and take a growler of delicious fresh beer home to enjoy. We did all three!!! They even have a food truck that comes so that you can get a bite to eat while enjoying the yummy beer that they serve!!! If you're in Ashland and you like a good IPA or Kolsch, make a point to stop and try the new brews. It's well worth the time.

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