Devils Backbone Brewing Co.

February 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crystal City Wine Shop
220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22202

First, let’s get this correct, there is no apostrophe in “Devils Backbone”. The brewery is named for a geographic feature surveyed by a party of forty that set out on 25 September 1746 to find “The Fairfax Line” that determined the extent of the Northern Neck land grant of Virginia. The journals of Thomas Lewis described the ordeals that occurred on this survey, including the dangers of Devils Backbone!

Today, Devils Backbone Brewing Company is built on a set of core values that include: Adventure, Passion, Integrity, Family, Humility, Stewardship, and Beer Positive. They brew beers that are inspired by traditional but they are not slaves to it. They utilize traditional & unconventional ingredients, state-of-the-art brewing equipment, and talented people to produce beers that have “personality and integrity of flavor.”devils backbone

The Beers:

  • Vienna Lager: One of their core offerings that is available in both 12 oz bottle and pint cans at the Shop. It is chestnut colored and malty. It is a mild, toasted, and lightly caramel-ly beer that shows the Devils Backbone philosophy: balance, approachability, and trueness to style. 5.2% ABV, 18 IBU
  • Striped Bass Pale Ale: This is the beer for fishing! It a beer brewed to enhance the bounty of the bay, but it also supports the programs of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Golden color with a light body and a pleasant hop aroma, this beer combines noble German hops and intense American hops to great effect! 5.2% ABV, 32 IBU
  • Danzig Baltic Porter: Part of their Trail Blazers series that showcases some of their more adventuresome beers. This is a strong English porter that has a Germanic lager twist. It is a black lager with notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramelized sugar. A big bold beer for a great feast! 8% ABV, 28 IBU
  • Cocoa Bear: This is a draft-only, growler station special! Deep black, full-bodied, chocolatey … this is the current installment of the Peak Series. Made with six types of malts and two types of cocoa nibs, this is a chocolate lovers beer! Don’t miss the intensity, depth, and fun packed into this beer by the Devils Backbone brewers. 11.3% ABV, 50 IBU
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