Devils Backbone Beer. On Draft. In Roanoke. Tomorrow Night. Any Questions?

If everything holds to schedule, in about a month you’ll be able to walk in restaurants here in Roanoke and find Devils Backbone’s beer regularly on draft.  However, if you’d like a sneak preview of what it’ll be like to finally step up to the bar and order one of their fine beers, you’ll want to find your way down to Blue 5 tomorrow night.  The restaurant is hosting the first of what will be a series of introduction events to Devils Backbone beer, and will be featuring at least four of the Lexington based brewery’s beers.

Beginning as a brewpub located in picturesque Nelson County, just a few miles south of Charlottesville, Devils Backbone expanded last year, beginning construction on a production brewery location near Lexington.  Brewing began in the last couple months or so, and rumor is that Devils Backbone hopes to have draft selections in this area in place by late next month, and bottles in stores soon thereafter.  During the brewery’s first year, production will most likely reach ten times that of the brewpub, topping out around ten thousand barrels.  While the brewpub will continue to operate more or less as a research and development type of location, trying out and experimenting with all sorts of different beer styles, the Lexington location has been hard at work on Devils Backbone’s “flagship” beers, primarily their Eight Point India Pale Ale (IPA) and their Vienna Lager.

Both of those beers will be surely featured at the Blue 5 event tomorrow night, along with a couple others.  Among the other two could possibly be the brewery’s delicious Scottish style ale, Ale of Fergus.  The event is open to the public, and DBB brewery representatives will be on hand to welcome everyone to their beers and answer questions.

Ready for Devils Backbone beer here in the Valley?  Let’s all raise a glass to their introduction tomorrow night then, it’s finally here.


Visit the brewery’s website here.


~ by thebeerroad on January 18, 2012.

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