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Beer Available At Devils Backbone Brewing Company (Brewpub) (arranged by most recent)
Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier 83, Devils Backbone Milestone 5 , Devils Backbone Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale 86, Devils Backbone Wedding Ring , 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, Devils Backbone Wintergreen Weiss 50, Devils Backbone 1949 Heartland Lager , Devils Backbone Old Virginia Gold , Devils Backbone Berliner Metro Weisse 48, Devils Backbone Old Virginia Dark
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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.
jackl (285) 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.
GMCC2181 (75) 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
PepeLePew (3) Nellysford, | August 4, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Very good beer selection. Thereís always at least one that will fit your palate. Food could be improved. The menu looks better than what actually comes to the table. Service is good.
Drake (416) 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
radagast83 (127) Fairfax, Virginia | January 19, 2013| Updated January 21, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Headed on down to the Devils Backbone from a house we were staying at the Wintergreen resort area. There is a lot of parking - probably far more parking than the actual brewpub could ever support, lots of space. Place was fairly crowded but we were able to sit in a nice fireplace and space heater heated covered outdoor area. Servers were very chipper, and easy to talk with.
Lots of beers available from them, so it was good to be able to try many of their brewpub only brews. Food came out pretty promptly. Burger was HUGE, so it made up for the slightly over-salted (at least for me) fries that came with them.
Went there a second time two days later and the place was busy, even for roughly 4:00pm, but still got seated immediately in the covered patio. Service was quick. One addendum to this that other reviewers have noted - no one in the group of 8 (both with Verizon and AT&T) had cell signals. Itís dead. There isnít any free wi-fi available, something that at least Wild Wolf provided just down the street. Not a deal breaker, but virtually impossible to check-in or write reviews on the fly when there.
ben4321 (196) Hoboken, New Jersey | November 23, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking place. Hunting lodge feel. The service was fine, friendly and seemed knowledgeable. We didnít eat, but the food menu looked interesting, though a little pricey. Solid brewpub.
HighlanderOne (7) Bergen County, New Jersey | October 20, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful building - post & beam construction and high ceiling gives it a mountain lodge feel, which I guess it is. Staff very friendly and knowledgable. Service was kinda slow - I thought the meal would arrive before my 1st beer. My wife tried the sampler and the beers were warm (this is a general problem with beer samplers). No problem with the food - pretty good pub fare. Overall nice place that I hope to return to.
RABinVA (59) Fredericksburg, Virginia | July 29, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped in for lunch on a Sunday. Itís a BIG place. Really goes for the lodge theme (compete with tons of taxidermied animals on the walls.) Sat at the bar which is kind of hidden and a little hard to get to. They run a full restaurant on top of the beer but the food is really pretty expensive. A good selection beers, the regulars and some specialties. For the most part nothing aside from solidly done standards. Lagers, ales, wheats in multiples. But they did have a black beliner weiss which was awesome! Service was a bit slow and I watched as a few tables seemed to get ignored after getting their waters. But everyone was friendly and there was a good, diverse crowd. Nothing Iím dying to go back for unless Iím in the area already.
DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | July 8, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
It started off well. Beautiful ski chalet type building, gorgeous scenery, very good hefe but it went downhill quickly mainly to a lack of air conditioning. Itís already the hottest summer in existence but by the time we left the thermostat was at 85 degrees. By the ends I just wanted to get the hell out of there which kind affects oneís ability to rate a place. That being said I also wasnít feeling the gas station chic the bartenders were forced to wear. Why dress your employees in something that no one but helroin addled hipsters could look good in? Also no cell service in the area So plan accordingly.
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