Daily Archives: October 25, 2014

Center of the Universe Goes To The Dogs For Inaugural Growl-O-Ween Today

Thanks to Mike Clark for bringing this to my attention. Take your dogs to COTU today Saturday October 25th starting at 2pm.

Grab your pooch, your costume, and your good time shoes as we welcome in the fall season and Halloween in style with the first annual GROWL-O-WEEN.  This doggone good time is in an effort to raise money for The Friends of Hanover Dog Parks and the Hanover Humane Society.  See below for all of the deTAILS:

October 25th  2:00pm – 5:00pm   (Rain date of October 26th 2:00pm – 5:00pm)

Event to take place at the Center of the Universe Bier Garden and parking lot

Free Admission


Best Doggy Trick:  Show what your pouch can do as you compete with others to see who’s dog can impress the judges.  Prizes will be awarded for the top two doggies.  $1 per doggie entry.


Howling Contest:  Can your dog talk?  Prove it!  The loudest and most on cue pooch and it’s owner will win a prize.  Get those lungs loosened up and show us what your neighbors are complaining about!  $1 per doggie entry


Costume Contest:  This is the main event.  Does your style, creativity, and patient pooch stack up to the competition?  We’ll be the judge of that.  Prizes awarded for the top 2 entrants in the following three categories; dog under 50lbs, dog over 50lbs, and best owner dog combo costume.  $5 per doggie entry.  Prizes will reflect higher entrance fee.

Dogs and owners alike will also enjoy the carnival style games that will be set up around the outdoor beer garden including; bobbing for tennis balls, tricks on command, and a photo booth.  We will also be offering a little mini “dog park” for your canine to kick back and relax.  $1 tickets required for the carnival games.  There will also be a silent auction during the festivities featuring some great gift baskets and experiences for pets and owners alike.  ALL PROCEEDS from ticket sales for games and contests as well as the silent auction will be donated to The Friends of Hanover Dog Parks and the Hanover Humane Society.

“Scattered Smothered and Covered” will be playing on the stage for the duration of the event for your auditory pleasure with local food trucks to fill your human tummies.  Lets not forget the 8 different COTU selections that will be available for purchase inside in the tasting room as well as outside service so you don’t have to leave your dog’s side!

*Please bring cash or check for tickets and auction items.  Credit cards will be accepted, but only for the auction items, through PAYPAL.

*Well behaved and leashed dogs only.

World Pediatric Project Fundraiser And Skellington Stout Debut At Triple Crossing Today

Head over to Triple Crossing today Saturday October 25th from Noon to 9pm as they raise money for the World Pediatric Project.  Triple Crossing will also debut Skellington Stout, a sessionable pumpkin spiced coffee stout.  You can read more about the creation of this stout and their collaboration with Black Hand Coffee here.

Isley Brewing Company Celebrates First Birthday Today

With the pumpkin festival and Hardywood’s Third Anniversary, Scott’s Addition is obviously the place to be today Saturday October 25th.  There is always room for more, right?

Take a break from the festival and head over to Isley Brewing and relax in their spacious taproom as they throw their First Birthday Bash from noon until whenever the party ends. They will be pouring tastes of Drunkin Punkin, a bourbon aged pumpkin beer. James River Cellars and Blue Bee Cider will be joining in on the fun as special vendors.

Here is Isley’s taplist from Trinkin.com as of this morning:

Blue Hefner — Blueberry Hefeweizen
Choosy Mother Peanut Butter Porter
Mimomo Imperial Stout
Off The Boulevard Irish Red Ale
Rye Me A River
Scott’s Addition IPA
Sour Relationship By Blue Hefner
Tall, Dark & Hopsome Black IPA
The Bribe Porter
You Had Me At Hello Hefeweizen

Live music will start at 2pm with Chris Buerkley and The People’s KeySammich, BoDillaz, and River City Wood Fire Pizza will be serving food through out the day. Try your hand at answering trivia questions or take a chance on the raffle to win prizes.

If nothing else, you should go to hang out with the River City Beer Betties.

Isley Brewing Company
1715 Summit Ave
Richmond, VA 23230