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50 Northwind Lane Lexington, VA 24450

Devils Backbone

DevilsBackbone.pngDevils Backbone Brewing Company is a brewery restaurant situated in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Nelson County, Virginia. Since opening less than a year and a half ago, Devils Backbone has been Virginia’s most award winning brewery. Ten beers are on tap at all times including 4 year round beers (two of which won medals at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO) and 6 rotating seasonal beers created by Oliver who is a seasoned professional dedicated to the art of brewing.

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Gold Leaf Lager

Gold Leaf Lager harkens back to the days when refreshing beers were made 100% from malted barley. Gold Leaf Lager is pale gold, light to medium bodied with subtle fresh bready notes, and a clean crisp finish.


Striped Bass Pale Ale

The idea for Striped Bass Pale Ale was fittingly spawned on an island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay while fishing for stripers in near gale force winds. Steve Crandall, Founder of Devils Backbone Brewing Company and a fully committed outdoorsman, wanted to create a beer that would satisfy your thirst but also help protect local waters. With funds from the purchase of this crisp American Pale Ale, Devils Backbone Brewing Company will help support conservation programs of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the need for clean water.

This beer is golden in color with a light body and pleasant hop bouquet of traditional noble German hops blended with the intense citrus of American hop varieties. When you’re in a boat or simply enjoying a meal of fresh seafood, this beer is meant to enhance the bounty of the bay!


Trail Angel Weiss

Bavarian-style Hefeweizen that is honey colored, light to medium body with a fruity, spicy finish.


Eight Point IPA

A cornucopia of hop varieties imparts a floral-citrus aroma and a crisp bitterness to this medium-bodied ale. Concocted from Pilsen and a dash of Caramel malts, this burnished-golden brew has a sweet malt backbone for balance. IBUs - 60, ABV - 5.9%


Schwartz Bier

2012 VA Craft Brewers Cup - Best of Show and Winner 2010 World Beer Cup - Bronze Medal Derived from the recipes of medieval Germanic brewers. You'll enjoy flavors of roasted coffee & caramel with a clean, dry finish. IBUs - 18, ABV - 5.2%


Vienna Lager

Devils Backbone Vienna Lager, 2012 Gold World Beer Cup and 2009 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal winner, is a chestnut colored lager with a malty aroma and subtle toasty sweetness derived from a multi-stage mash. A pinch of noble hops gives this refreshing beer a clean finish. IBUs - 18, ABV - 4.9%


Pumpkin Hunter (Seasonal)

This frighteningly delicious ale is orange amber in color with subtle pumpkin sweetness. Enjoy the warming flavor and aroma of pumpkin pie in a glass. You'll lose your head over this one! 5.1 ABV, 14 IBUs


Kilt Flasher (Seasonal)

This deep rich dark brown ruby hued beer will help keep the cold out. It comes in at 7.6% abv and 18 IBU's. It uses dark crystal malt, amber malt, pale malt, and roasted barley to create the backbone of this malt forward beer. A long boil caramelizes the malt sugars and adds to the richness. IBUs - 18, ABV - 7.6%


Dark Abby (Seasonal)

This Belgian beauty is mysteriously alluring with sultry flavors of brown sugar, plum and spices. The dark burgundy hued ale has a rich, deep flavor. 7.5% ABV, 18 IBUs


Turbo Cougar (Seasonal)

A strong gold lager for the unsuspecting prey, gold in color, medium body, a subtle malt character and a smooth finish. you can really sink your teeth into! 6.8 ABV, 38 IBUs


Azrael (Seasonal)

This 2013 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner & 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest Silver Winner is gold in color, medium in body, with hints of apple and pear from the unique Belgian yeast strain used. Be warned, alluring Belgian style strong golden ale goes down easy. 7.8% ABV, 25 IBUs


Catty Wampus (Seasonal)

A blend of old world traditions. Brewed like an IPA, it blends pine and citrus hop flavors with hints of pineapple and pear from a secret Belgian yeast strain. 7.5% ABV, 50 IBUs