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Beer Available At Devils Backbone Brewing Company (Brewpub) (arranged by most recent)
Devils Backbone Sugar Plum , Devils Backbone Aviator Lager , Devils Backbone 16 Point Imperial IPA 93, Devils Backbone Wedding Ring , Devils Backbone Flor de Luna , Devils Backbone Milestone 5 , Devils Backbone Vulkaan , Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier 84, Devils Backbone Kilt Flasher Wee Heavy Scottish Ale 83, Devils Backbone Eight Point IPA 91, Devils Backbone Hoodini , Devils Backbone The Stringduster , Devils Backbone Bavarian Dark Lager , Devils Backbone Blue Ridge Hop Revival Pale Ale , Devils Backbone Turbo Cougar 2011+ 40, Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic Porter 94, Devils Backbone Spider Bite , Devils Backbone Pear Lager , Devils Backbone Pub Ale , Devils Backbone Ichabod Crandall Pumpkin Ale 61
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Braudog (697) Hampton, Virginia | February 15, 2009| Updated February 20, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
February 2009 - On the road to the Wintergreen resort, this is a beautiful building erected just for this brewery. We went on a slow weekday afternoon, so our service was very attentive and friendly. The menu is relatively standard pub fare with a few unique twists on old favorites -- we shared a hummus pizza and some soup, both of which were outstanding. We tried a total of 5 beers between us and all were well made, íinside the boxí offerings. You have to mean to be out in this part of Virginia, but if you find yourself out there, definitely stop by! Brewery #468
phukktifano (12) Baltimore, Maryland | May 27, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited several times since they opened this fall. The building itself is constructed from pieces of old tobacco barns and other farm structures. The many stuffed animals add to the rustic ski lodge theme which is unsurprising given its proximity to the ski resort. The beer selection is updated frequently and new beers have become available on a sometimes weekly basis. Well worth a visit if you find yourself in the mountains of Virginia.
Foxbush (70) Richmond, Virginia | October 24, 2010| Updated November 17, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This Brewpub was visited on my wifeís birthday. It is located on the access road to the ski area Wintergreen The food was good. TV ís were positioned well to eat and watch college games on Saturday. The outside tables had a super view of the Virginia Mountains. I had two of their beers. I look forward to future visits. Many of their beers have won medals in national competions.
Thorpe429 (58) , Illinois | September 1, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in this place with yourefragile on our way from DC down to Winstom-Salem for the Barrel-Aged Sexual Chocolate release. Kind of out in the middle of nowhere, though the area is beautiful. Also impressive that there are three breweries in close proximity to one another here.
First off, the parking lot is massive and consists of a gravel circle with more than enough room. Ahead is a nice amphitheater, which I assume is used for concerts. Once we got inside, there was a band playing off to the left. Nothing too loud, and fairly enjoyable. Nice hunting lodge theme throughout the place, though quite tastefully done. The brewing equipment is viewable behind the bar, where we sat down.
Good service from the start. The place was quite busy, but the bartender did a good job coming back to us. As would be expected, plenty of German-style lagers on the menu. No surprise, as Jason excels here. Food menu was pretty diverse. There were approximately 10 beers on tap, with 4 regulars and then 6 or so new beers.
The food was pretty good and at a reasonable price. I also loved the fact that they had multiple types of branded glassware -- pints, tulips, and weizen glasses.
Very cool vibe at this place. I will definitely return the next time Iím headed down that way.
Drake (449) Free Union, Virginia | July 3, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
11/27/08: The brewery is located right off 151 behind a Ski Barn with a very blue roof. If you are coming from the North, watch out as it is easy to miss the turn. Big place, with the brewery clearly visible behind the bar, lots of wood and other touches, much of which is made from recycled material. Not all the beer was ready opening day, but the five available were all drinkable and three of those were very nice. Food was tasty. Prices reasonable. Service was friendly, but not too terribly knowledgeable about the beer, but this can be forgiven on opening day. They have 2-3 guest taps dedicated to other Virginia beers at all times, which is cool. Absolutely beautiful surroundings. This is a very cool place, and one that I will be visiting time and time again.
5/5/09... one that I HAVE visited time and time again!
12/12/11: I see I havenít updated this in a couple of years, so I shall now. Iíve had every beer theyíve produced, or very close to that. If theyíve made a beer I havenít had, Iím not aware of it. Wide range of beers, there are of course ups and downs but the overall quality of the beer is high and standouts are common. The food is always good as well. Lots of local stuff, and the meat smoked on premises is simply astounding. The place where their popularity affects them negatively is customer service which can vary quite a bit, though the bar staff is generally very good. Iíve gotten to know Jason the brew-master and heís a cool guy. I originally rated this a 78. I expect thatíll be going up a fair bit in the next few minutes.
Another update 7/3/13. Boy these guys have grown. They now have a second production brewery with packaged product seeping into other states. Both breweries are currently undergoing expansions. I wish I could give this place a higher score for ambiance, because the outdoor setting is simply stunning any time of year. The customer service can still be iffy at times, but seems to be a bit better, and some people have now been there for years which certainly helps. The beer is still excellent and quality control is more consistent. The food is still excellent. Prices are still in line with the competition. Old score 84, new score 86
GMCC2181 (76) Newark , Delaware | September 8, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Not familiar with the area at all but this place is out of the way and off the path. That being said, I was really glad we stopped here. Huge parking lot, looks like they have outdoor concerts there with local music. Cornhole/baggo outside....with picnic tables... cool. Great view of the mountains! The building looks like a hunting lodge. Good size bar. Glasses, shirts and others gifts available. Outside deck seating with a outside fireplace... Pretty chill outside. Dogs welcome, and they have a little jack russel terrier who is cool dog. Some old school blues music was on. Server was friendly and fast. Dozen or so beers on tap all pretty good. Food menu has a lot of options with a variance in price. I had a sandwhich which was good. Overall, this was a cool place and hope to make it back. Well worth the detour we took to stop in
jackl (318) Charlottesville, Virginia | September 15, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Worth the trip just for the scenery alone. The 180 degree view of the blue ridge mountains from the patio has to rank as one of the best vistas offered by a brewpub. The building itself is pretty cavernous. The ambiance is not unlike a refurbished ski lodge. Sort of dark, lots of wood and taxidermy. The service was prompt during my Saturday lunchtime visit. 12 Devils Backbone beers were on offer at reasonable prices. The foodís solid pub fare. Perfectly acceptable though certainly not life-affirming in quality. Prices were fair. Overall, a must-visit stop if youíre in the area. Iíll definitely be back.
Velkyal (70) Gordonsville, Virginia | September 13, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Something like a 45 minute drive from Charlottesville, but worth making the trip out for the beer and food, especially the beer. The service can be a bit hit and miss at times, but if you get a good server then everything is just perfect. Given the talents of the brewing team, there is always something worth drinking on tap, and there session beers are worth guzzling many a gallon of. Beyond the service issue, the only problem with Devils Backbone is that they donít have a pub in Charlottesville!
BREWMUSKCLES (104) New Jersey | October 11, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
the place is out on its own in a good looking stretch of country. I liked the place as soon as i saw the outside and liked it even better on the inside. the food is good and the beers are better than decent. the service is hopping even on a really busy Saturday. Sat on the rockers a few of us and just took in the sun. nice place, friendly locals.
dpjuart (14) Indiana, Pennsylvania | October 5, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Was here with the family while visiting my sister upon her recommendation. Great atmosphere, awesome location, be it a bit in the middle of no where, itís on the Route 151 crawl way out. Definitely worth the trip. Beer was competitively priced. Food, on the other hand, was not. Sandwiches were reasonable, but most of the entrees were priced relatively high. Price withstanding, the place was pretty awesome. Large space with tons of mounts in a gorgeous setting that even a torrential downpour couldnít dampen. Well, figuratively at least. Beer was well executed. The IPA was solid, though the Ichabod Crandall and the Rauchbier were the standouts. I had the pulled pork which wasnít bad, while my wife had the espresso rubbed ribeye, which was pretty sold, though probably not worth the $30 price tag associated. The service was excellent. The place was packed an we never felt as if we were being neglected. Will definitely return.
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