Devils Backbone

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Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale in May

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale will be one of the beers in May’s return of Beer Camp Across America.

The last round of Beer Camp Across America in 2014 featured 12 hand-picked breweries that created their own unique beer. In 2016, 30 breweries come together, paired by geographic locations.

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale covers the northeast region of the United States – a collaboration with Devil’s Backbone (Virginia), Dogfish Head (Delaware), Lawson’s Finest Liquids (Vermont), Stoudt’s Brewing (Pennsylvania), and Trillium Brewing Company (Massachusetts). For those of you that remember history, all those states were among the 13 originals.

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot is an “old-meets-new” take on a pale ale by brewers all located in the original 13 colonies. It features rye and apples, which were among the first ingredients used by American breweries in the colonies, alongside bold American hops-hallmarks of our modern craft beer “revolution.”

Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale will be a 12 ounce bottle offering in May, a part of the brewery’s Beer Camp Across America 12 pack. The beer will also be featured at the special Beer Camp events across the country.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Apples)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: May, 2016

5.6% ABV

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Devils Backbone Cran-Gose launches in cans

Devil's Backbone Cran-Gose

Devils Backbone Cran-Gose is the newest can in the brewery’s lineup.

Brewed with hundreds of pounds of pureed cranberry, Devils Backbone Cran-Gose is a tart cranberry ale that finishes at 4% alcohol by volume.

“A gose is an old Germanic style sour ale, lightly flavored with salt that creates a tart taste with subtle citrus notes and a slightly salty mouthfeel. It’s a really great base to build upon and for this beer, we added hundreds of pounds of pureed cranberry. The natural tartness of cranberry works well with the fruity character of the beer,” said Brewmaster Jason Oliver.

Devils Backbone Cran-Gose is a 12 ounce can offering, part of the brewery’s 2016 Daypack Series.

Style: Gose (w/ Cranberry)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Feb-April

4% ABV

Posted in Devils Backbone, New Beers
Posted in Devils Backbone

Devils Backbone Ichabod Crandall Returning

Devil's Backbone Ichabod CrandallDevil’s Backbone Brewing Company is bottling their pumpkin offering Ichabod Crandall again for the year. The beer is brewed with pumpkin and spices for a nice fall treat.

Style: Pumpkin Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Arrival: Late August, 2013

5.1% ABV


Posted in Devils Backbone, New Beers
Posted in Devils Backbone, New Beers

Deschutes River Ale

Deschutes River Ale

Posted in Coming Soon, Devils Backbone, Heavy Seas, New Releases

Heavy Seas & Devils Backbone Create Land Ho!

Heavy Seas is on the cusp of releasing a new collaboration brewed with Devils Backbone (Roseland, Virginia).  The beer is quite befitting a pirate – a “black pilsner.”  Jason Oliver, brewmaster of Devils Backbone grew up and brewed in the Baltimore/DC Area and known Heavy Sea’s Hugh Sisson for long time.   Hugh approached Jason to work on a new collab and of course he took the opportunity.

A few months back, the Heavy Seas crew went down to Devils Backbone in Virginia to start work on Land Ho!.  The first round was brewed on Backbone’s pilot system.

We designed it to have subtle dark malt notes without being too heavy and balanced by the pronounced noble hop character of a pilsner.  With both our breweries doing multiple black versions of previously paler beer styles this approach seemed to satisfy our collective tastes and fill a niche neither of us have done before

Next stop was to scale it up to Heavy Sea’s 50 barrel brewhouse to keg and bottle.

About Land Ho!
This black pilsner adheres to tradition: Noble hops contribute a delicate aroma and slight bitterness to the malt-forward beer, which has a hint of roasted character. The dark color belies the beer’s clean finish and light body. Land Ho! was designed to have some heft, but still maintain drinkability. The style was chosen by Heavy Seas’ brewmaster Ernie Igot, a black pilsner aficionado, and the initial recipe was formulated by Jason Oliver, brewmaster of Devils Backbone; the brewers of both Heavy Seas and Devils Backbone refined the beer to have just the right nose, color, and taste.

Style: Pilsner
Hops: Warrior, Tettnang
Malts:  2-Row, Carapils, BlackPrinz, Caramel

Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Already avail at Devil’s.  HS release May, 2012.

5.25% ABV