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Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.76/5
Devils Backbone Brewing CompanyDevils Backbone Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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:
107
Reviews:
1,142
Ratings:
5,210
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
132
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by Dreadnaught33:
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a very nice brewpub in a picturesque location at the base of the wintergreen resort, which I was visiting because my wife plays in the festival orchestra.

The place is a nice looking restuarant overall with a cool looking bar, and some nice seating, enough for maybe 100 I'd say in a mountain lodge feel. The outside is a little rough with still only gravel roads and no real parking scheme but overall its cool and adds to the country vibe of everything!

The quality of the beer produced here is notable, out of the 10 beers they had on draft I'd say I was pretty into 4 of them after having the sample of all of them, maybe 1-2 being really nice. The beers they have tend to be geared more towards some German styles than a lot of American or Belgian style ales, but thats cool and different than most breweries these days.

The food was nice, I had a smoked meat platter and my wife had a quesadilla, my meat platter was very good if you like charred smoked meat and her quesadilla was decent.

The servers were very nice and pretty helpful with the menu though I didn't particularly feel like our waitress knew a ton about their beer, but it was helpful enough.

Overall a nice place and I can see why they have won some awards because their beer is crafted quite well!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of swelch1976
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.01/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of krbrevard
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Jswan382
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of cadaugherty
4.01/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.26/5  rDev -17%
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 -48.9%
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 +20.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of LeeeMare
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of oldn00b
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
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 +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of orrison76
4.6/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Barracudas
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of kajunwaybright
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Visited on a mid-summer Thursday evening. Medium busy but server said it was a lot busier than expected. Seated right away but waited about 15 minutes for server to stop by. Not in a rush but would have been nice to get a drink order in. Service was friendly and good after initial slowness. Food was excellent. Would def try again. Hopefully they will have enough staff.

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Photo of brocktune
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Abhilash1980
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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