Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 16th

For Immediate Release

SECOND ANNNUAL KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE BIG HATS, EZ HORSEPLAY BETTING, CONTESTS, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, AND YEAH, SOMETHING WILL BE MINT INFUSED…

Ashland, Virginia, April 15th: It’s that time of year again! COTU’s second annual Kentucky Derby party is on Saturday, May 3rd. The Colonial Downs and the EZ Horseplay trailer will set up shop at the brewery for attendees to place live wagers on the races leading up to and including the main event itself! There is a best hat contest starting at 5:00pm and special beer concoction constructed exclusively for the event with commemorative cups to drink it in.

Watch the races live from the 22 foot television inside the brewery, or the various televisions scattered outside in the beer garden. There will be an array of food from local food truck vendors available throughout the day.

There will also be live music from nationally touring blues-rock singer-songwriter/guitarist Eli Cook! Don’t miss the celebration that everyone will be talking about!

Doors open at 3:00pm and the party continues all the way till 9:00pm.

Center of the Universe Brewing Company opened its doors in Ashland, VA on November 16th 2012. Brothers Phil and Chris Ray, who started as homebrewers turned their hobby into an obsession that is now a successful brewery in Virginia.

Here are today’s events

  • 16 Apr 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    Steal the Glass – Flying Squirrels RVA Day at Capital Ale House #Richmond Midlothian #Innsbrook
    Help us celebrate Flying Squirrels RVA Day with Center of the Universe’s nod to our hometown team, Chin Music Amber Lager along with many other great RVA brewed beers by joining us for Steal the Glass after the day game. You can take home our exclusive Capital Ale House Flying Squirrels RVA glass!This special Steal the Glass will be going on at all three of our Richmond locations: Capital Ale House Richmond, Capital Ale House Midlothian, and Capital Ale House Innsbrook.
  • 16 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Great Lakes Brewing Tap Takeover at Fireworks Pizza #Leesburg
    We will be featuring a firkin of Burning River Pale Ale, Rye of the Tiger IPA, Dortmunder Gold Lager, Eliot Ness Amber Lager, Commodore Perry IPA, and Chillwave DIPA. We will tap the firkin around 4pm but the event will officially kick off at 5pm. Don’t miss the chance to try these great beers!
  • 16 Apr 2014 17:00 – 19:00
    IPA Happy Hour 5-7PM – Beer Education Wednesdays at The Birch Bar #Norfolk

    IPA Happy Hour 5-7PM

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    In case you didn’t get enough IBUs last week!

    Anything classified on the list as an IPA will be discounted between 5-7PM tonight!

  • 16 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Man Crush…Hoppy Saison at Mekong #Richmond
    Hang out with the Brewers Nite at MekongCome celebrate the release of Smartmouth brewing and Green Flash Brewing collaborationMAN CRUSH…Hoppy Saison
    Also on tap
    *Green Flash Green Bullet…Triple IPA
    *Green Flash Cedar Plank…American Pale Ale
    *Smartmouth Notch 9..an Imperial IPA
    *Smartmouth Cow Catcher…Milkstout
  • 16 Apr 2014 18:00 – 20:00
    Beer Run Weekly Beer Tasting #Charlottesville

    The Duck-Rabbit Taps and
    Tasting Wednesday 4/16

    The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy BunnyThere are Jackalopes and then there are Duck-Rabbits. Well, Duck-Rabbit craft beer, that is. The Duck-Rabbit is a small packaging microbrewery located in Farmville, North Carolina. They sold their first beer in August of 2004 and specialize in beautiful, delicious, full flavored dark beers.

    So what’s the perfect beer for Easter? Hoppy Bunny, of course! It will be on the tasting table Wednesday 4/16 from 6 – 8 PM.

    On The Tasting Table 6 – 8 PM

    Hoppy Bunny ABA Black India Pale Ale: It’s both intensely hoppy and intensely BLACK! Eight separate hop additions offer delicious bitterness and beguiling hop aroma/flavor. Heavily represented among these hops are Chinook, which provides deep pine and sticky citrus components and a New Zealand hop called Motueka.

    Amber Ale: A medium bodied beer with a lovely tawny copper or bronze color. This brew emphasizes malt complexity with layered caramel malt flavors.

    Milk Stout: A traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). The subtle sweetness imparted by the lactose balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains which give this delicious beer its black color.

    Brown Ale: An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (it’s hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo hops in the boil provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops in the fermentor provide a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by a grain bill of seven varieties of malt.

  • 16 Apr 2014 18:30 – 18:30
    Devils Backbone Tap Invasion at Rustico Restaurant #Ballston
    Meet up with Adrienne tonight 0-Wednesday @ Rustico for the Devils Backbone Tap Invasion with Apocalypse. Find out what their secret collaborative brew is starting @ 6:30pm. Plus there is quite the collection of favorites from Devils Backbone on tap -the Belgian twin beauties – Azrael Belgian Golden Ale & Dark Abby Belgian Dubble, Eight Point IPA, Gold Leaf Lager,‪#‎PearLager‬, Ramsey’s Draft on nitro, Ten Point IPA, Schwartz Bier, ‪#‎StripedBassPaleAle‬ & the 2014 World Beer Cup winner ‪#‎ViennaLager‬…. little firkin of Cattywompas too!
  • 16 Apr 2014 19:00 – 21:00
    Center of the Universe Tap Takeover at The Flyin’ Pig Midlothian

    Come out to the Flying Pig in Midlothian for a COTU tap invasion! We will have 4 different delicious beer offerings on tap to pair perfectly with the decadent BBQ from the Flying Pig. Come on out and say hello!

Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 15th

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