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Beer Available At Devils Backbone Brewing Company (Brewpub) (arranged by most recent)
Devils Backbone Sixteen Point Imperial IPA , Devils Backbone Brewhaha Part Tres (2013) , Devils Backbone Wood-Aged Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale , Devils Backbone Meridian Pils , Devils Backbone Cocoa Danzig , Devils Backbone Dark Abby 68, Devils Backbone Eight Point IPA 92, Devils Backbone Beggars & Thieves 62, Devils Backbone Sir Thomas More , Devils Backbone Tectonic Barleywine , Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic Porter 92, Devils Backbone Garland , Devils Backbone Session Rye Ale , Devils Backbone Smokehaus Bock , Devils Backbone Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale 82, Devils Backbone Smokehaus Rauchbier , Devils Backbone Six Point American Pale Ale , Devils Backbone Wee Dram , Devils Backbone Morana Tmavť , Devils Backbone Vienna Lager 50
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LilBeerDoctor (208) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 1, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
This brewpub is designed like a ski-lodge in a small rural town (apparently ski village). There are no signs for it on the side of the road, so it was difficult to find (especially in the dark) but just look for a big ski lodge. It was quite packed when we got there (~8:30pm on a Monday night) but slowly thinned and we were eventually able to get seats at the bar. The crowd was your typical skiing-type crowd with a fair amount of young children (who also sat at the bar...). There was a guitar-playing singer performing as well...who was not very good at all...but the children liked him at least. There are a fair number of beers on tap (canít remember exactly) and the beer is pretty good so itís worth a stop for that I guess. I didnít try any of the food. The service was pretty decent, given the amount of people there. Overall, the crowd and design was a bit off-putting but the beer was enjoyable, so itís worth a stop (especially if you are stopping at Blue Mountain first).
Foxbush (49) 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.
BREWMUSKCLES (101) New Jersey | October 11, 2010| Updated November 17, 2012
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.
Velkyal (70) Charlottesville, Virginia | September 13, 2010| Updated November 17, 2012
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!
Elwood (97) Leesburg, Virginia | July 13, 2009| Updated November 17, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty nice architecture but hard to find, especially since there is no signage if you are heading in certain directions. The service was okay and there is a decent selection of their brews, plus a couple of guest taps and some macros in bottles as well as a full bar. The food was pretty good, but a bit overpriced. Overall it was an enjoyable experience, but I wish the beers had a little more to them and that they were a little more affordable. I canít say I had anything that will draw me back to this place.
phukktifano (12) Baltimore, Maryland | May 27, 2009| Updated November 17, 2012
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.
Braudog (655) 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
tunneler (11) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 9, 2009| Updated February 20, 2009
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Visit in January 2009. Somewhat tacky, overdone ski-lodge feel with lots of stuffed animals on the walls. Service was friendly but very slow. Had a decent variety of hose brews available and a reasonable sample price, but none of the beers was better than mediocre. Food was the best part - good nachos, fries and burgers. Still, given the underwhelming beer, I wonít be going back.
maniac (98) Baltimore, Maryland | January 21, 2009| Updated February 20, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Though a bit of a hike from the interstate, this is a nice spot to get a beer. All of their beers are fairly solid brews and they have a few guest taps on. The sampler is only $3 and a pint ranges from $4-5. Wooden and antique items line the place with fireplaces at both ends. Definitely worth a stop if youíre in the vicinity. Only about 15 miles from Blue Mountain.
Drake (392) Ivy, Virginia | November 27, 2008| Updated December 12, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
The address listed above, if it says Patrick Henry Highway, is technically not correct, but it is the best way to find the place via mapping software. The brewery itself is 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!
I see I havenít updated this in a couple of years, so I shall now. Behind Beer Run, this is the beer place I visit more than any other, even if its a good 45 minute drive each way from my house. 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. Once Bold Rock Cider opens about a mile up the road, this 13 mile stretch from Blue Mountain down to DBBC will feature three breweries, a cidery, a meadery, a beer bar and a bunch of wineries. Not too shabby for rural old Nelson County.
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