Daily Archives: November 16, 2012

Hardywood Gingerbread Stout Release Tomorrow

Here’s what you need to know about Hardywood’s Gingerbread Stout  release this Saturday November 17th.

Hardywood will be open 10AM – Noon Saturday morning for a pre-sale event for bottles, growler fills and merchandise.  If you’re looking to skip the lines during the party, this is when you want  to be at the brewery.  Now while the lines will be shorter, there will in all likelihood still be some wait.  My recommendation? Patience.

Now the main party runs from 2 – 9PM with Gingerbread Stout available in half or full pints as well as a special randall.  Bands Grease Trigger and Zep Replica playing sets starting at 4 and 6:45pm, respectively.

Whenever you head out for your Beeradvocate 100-rated beer, just remember to relax and have a good time.

Center Of The Universe Grand Opening Friday & Saturday

Virginia’s newest brewery, Center of the Universe (COTU) Brewing will open it’s doors to the public tonight  Friday November 16th from 5 – 10pm and Saturday November 17th from noon – 6pm.  Head out on either date to welcome them to the neighborhood.

COTU will start the following four beer:

  • IPA – West Coast style IPA with lots of flavor and hop aroma
  • Ray Ray’s Pale Ale – Classic Pale Ale brewed with a little honey malt and continuously hopped with Cascade
  • Kölsch – Light, easy drinking session beer modeled after the beers of Cologne, Germany.
  • Altbier – Balanced, medium bodied ale with toasted notes, German malts, and German hops.

Want to save time in the beer ticket line? Consider buying your tickets in advance here; sales end 2pm today.

Local food trucks joining in on the event include:

Boka Tako
Pizza Tonight
Monique’s Crepes
Station 2
Curbside Creations
Flynn’s Foods
Dressed & Pressed
RVA Vegan
Sausage Craft

So all of this, radio station XL102 broadcasting live, and cover band, The Temper, should make for an incredible opening.

COTU Brewing
11293 Airpark Rd
Ashland, VA 23005.