Partner Spotlight


Our partners make everything we do possible. Together we help put the Richmond Region on the map. We'd like to introduce you to them through the Partner Spotlight. Read on and see why they are great people and great businesses. We Are Tourism.

Center of the Universe Brewing Co.

11293 Airpark Rd., Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 368-0299

Center of the Universe Brewing Co. is a local craft production brewery. They opened in November of 2012, consisting of a large tasting room and outdoor beer garden, which is open six days a week. Chris Ray and his brother, Phil Ray, co-owners of the brewery both left their previous careers of engineering and professional baseball in order to pursue their passion of beer. With hard work, caution, and planning, the two transitioned from homebrewers to a charitable beer (Homefront IPA), and then finally to Center of the Universe Brewing Co.

Big things are ahead for this duo as they just finished an expansion. Now concentrating on consistency and efficiency, they plan on honing a concrete brewing and packaging plan.

They say one of the best parts about operating their business in the Richmond Region is the people. "Everyone we come in contact with loves everything local. It's a great place to have a craft brewery in an area that truly appreciates one's craft," said Chris. 

If you haven't been yet, go check out this local craft production brewery - it won't disappoint!