Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.73/5
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5,597 Ratings
Devils Backbone Brewing CompanyDevils Backbone Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

200 Mosbys Run
Roseland, Virginia, 22967
United States

(434) 361-1001 | map
dbbrewingcompany.com

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Added by NutBrown on 11-26-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
131
Reviews:
1,213
Ratings:
5,597
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.97/5
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
140
pDev:
15.62%
 
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Riff
4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Situated at the base of the mountain before Wintergreen Resort. In a valley area with views of the mountains on all sides. Nice sized complex with just about all you need for a relaxing day. Inside bar and restaurant, outside bar and restaurant, building with spirits and cigars, place for Sunday brunch with coffee, and a building in the works for a distillery.

Spent most of our time outside. Lots of seating and plenty of grass for the kids to run around on. Nice, relaxing place to spend an afternoon. Service was pretty good,with a nice, varied selection. Nothing about the place stands out as world class or anything in particular to seek out, but it was pleasant enough to just chill.

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Photo of Cheers101
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Cool place and within driving distance. Enjoy going here and their beers are good too. We have several good breweries nearby and this is one we like to visit a few times a year.

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Photo of Rdagley823
3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Photo of TexasBackbone
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of Nace4
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MisledTitan
3.93/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of tbryant21
3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of whattheshelley
4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of beerrat
1/5  rDev -74.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Photo of swelch1976
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.01/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Interesting vibe here with lots of taxidermy on the walls. The service was very friendly, the food was quite good too. The selection was decent. It's a good place, kind of off the beaten path though.

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Photo of krbrevard
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Jswan382
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of cadaugherty
4.01/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I knew this place was big, but I didn't realize just how big. It's huge, actually. Almost looked like a theme park when we drove up, and the sheer volume of cars in the lot did not bode well for us. So, there's the main building, which is lodge-like: crazy crap on the walls, and taxidermied animals everywhere. Outside there are tons of seating areas, with a fire pit, a pet area, a private room for parties or something, and even what appeared to be a large stage for bands to play at. Out here, there is a separate bar, where, in typical bureaucratic fashion, you get your hand stamped and stand in line for beers. Across from this is a small BBQ snack bar. This is apart from the main inside restaurant. The clientele here was extremely weak, and the vibe was even weaker. A mix of preppy brosephs and brosephines, and terrible oldheads. Kids running around everywhere. I actually saw people drinking Budweiser, which is depressing. We put our names on the list for a table inside--40 minute wait, which turned out to be 30 minutes--and just hung outside for a while, "enjoying" the bad company. Normally I would've just gotten the heck out of there immediately, but with the 2yr-old in tow, we needed to stay for dinner.

As for the beer, there was a good selection, I think maybe 15 or more on tap, with a good range of styles. You can get samplers, which is good, but you can't actually pick your samplers, which is dumb. You have to pick one of three different pre-set flights, instead of actually getting the beers you want. So I ended up just getting 3 full pours, an IPA, the cranberry gose, and a coffee imperial stout. All were forgettable.

On the plus side, the service was pretty good. I mean the place was slamming busy, but aside from the initial wait, which really couldn't be avoided, our waitress was on the ball, and the food came out relatively quickly. Speaking of which, the food was...okay. I had the brisket special, which was good, but at $19 (no price listed), it wasn't really that "special." My wife had the fish & chips, which seemed all right, and they have some kiddie selections that are pretty basic.

Overall, this place is a bomb. I would never go back for any reason. Now that I've visited them, it's pretty apparent why a place like this would sell out to big beer, and it's really no big loss.

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Photo of crenegar
2.01/5  rDev -49.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2

Don't bother anymore, these losers just sold out to InBev/AB.

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Photo of Curtis23666
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of LeeeMare
4.13/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of oldn00b
3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Was packed when we went - service was incredibly slow but friendly enough. The vibe is more like a chain restaurant than a brewery. It's fine, but nothing to seek out. If you're in town anyway it's worth stopping in but I wouldn't call it world class or a must.

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Photo of jakepuff
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of orrison76
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Roseland, VA
Brewery rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 5,597 ratings