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COTU Oktoberfest

Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, grab your lederhosen and your beer steins! 2 days of Oktoberfest celebration return to Center of the Universe Brewing Co. on October 6th and 7th. This free event is open to all and will feature traditional LIVE GERMAN MUSIC, GERMAN FOOD, and GERMAN BEER!

Day 2: Saturday, October 7th 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday October 7th, the taproom will be transformed into a traditional German festhalle! Come grab a stein of our malty, refreshing Oktoberfest beer, throw on your lederhosen and dance the polka with 2 DIFFERENT traditional German bands, the ACCA Sauerkrauts and the Low’n’Brows who will be taking the biergarten stage for a day of nonstop German music, food and beer! Be sure to raise a glass to everyone participating in the 3rd annual Das Bier Run, put on my Happy Hour Races. There will be prizes awarded to the winners in 4 different categories, including best costume!


The ACCA Temple Sauerkrauts

The ACCA (Shrine) Temple Sauerkrauts German Band are no stranger to the Richmond Oktoberfest scene! The Sauerkrauts, an all-volunteer band, have been playing together since 1977, with the proceeds from performances benefitting families of patients at the Shriners Childrens Hospital.

The Sauerkrauts will be playing from 12:00pm-5:00pm

The Low’n’Brows

The The LOW’n’BROWS are a German “Oompah” Band out of Fredericksburg who have been playing professionally as a group for over 21 years specializing in polkas, waltzes and other traditional “hofbrauhaus” music. Their upbeat traditional German tunes are sure to delight those who enjoy singing and dancing of all ages!

The Low’n’Brows will be playing from 5:00pm – 10:00pm


German Schnitzel Sandwich, breaded chicken breast served on pretzel roll, with remoulade, lettuce, tomato & pickles

Brat Wurst Sub, grilled German sausage served on a sub roll with sauerkraut and spicy mustard

Curry Wurst, traditional frankfurter sausage with curry ketchup and dijon mustard

Bavarian Hamburger, grilled 6oz patty served on pretzel bun with melted swiss cheese, coleslaw, ketchup & dijon mustard

Doner Kebab, grilled lamb with sautéed onion & pepper, served in a pita pocket stuffed with lettuce, tomato & garlic yogurt sauce

Beer Battered Onion Rings, thick cut served with remoulade dipping sauce

Berliner Fries, loaded french fries with melted cheese and grilled bacon bites


Center of the Universe’s Oktoberfest is our take on the classic Munich fest biers. German Munich and Vienna malts are used to give the beer a slightly sweet and malty flavor with some toasted notes as well. Noble German hops were added during the boil, adding just enough bitterness to balance out the flavors of the malt. We then chose a Czech yeast strain that accentuated the malt and fermented nice and clean. After fermentation COTU Oktoberfest went through an extended cold conditioning period known as lagering. After lagering, the beer was filtered, removing any yeast that had not yet dropped out naturally. COTU Oktoberfest is malty, clean and refreshing. Golden to amber in color, we think our Oktoberfest would be right at home in the festival tents of Munich. Or Virginia. Prost!

5.7% ABV/25 IBUs/7 SRM


Das Bier Run returns! Dust off those running loafers and gather 3 of your closest friends for a 4 x 1 mile beer, food, and oompa themed relay. Put on by Happy Hour Races, this year is guaranteed to be the biggest and best! Check it out below for all the details. Sign up now for your chance to particpate and cash in on the early bird discount!

SIGN UP: www.njuko.net/dasbierrun

COTU Oktoberfest