Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Devils Backbone Brewing CompanyDevils Backbone Brewing Company
Devils Backbone Brewing CompanyDevils Backbone Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

200 Mosbys Run
Roseland, Virginia, 22967
United States

(434) 361-1001 | map

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Ratings by vabeerguy:
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Rated by vabeerguy from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

May 29, 2016
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Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Riff from Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.
Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 3.26 by Rdagley823 from Virginia

Jan 29, 2018
Rated: 3.45 by TexasBackbone from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by Nace4 from Virginia

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by MisledTitan from England

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Jun 04, 2017
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Rated: 4 by beerrat from Virginia

Jan 18, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by swelch1976 from Virginia

Oct 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
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.
Oct 06, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by krbrevard from Virginia

Aug 17, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by Jswan382 from Virginia

Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

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Rated: 4.01 by cadaugherty from Illinois

May 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
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.
Apr 17, 2016
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Rated by crenegar from New Jersey

2.01/5  rDev -49.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2
Don't bother anymore, these losers just sold out to InBev/AB.
Apr 12, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by LeeeMare from Massachusetts

Mar 05, 2016
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Reviewed by oldn00b from Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -17.8%
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.
Feb 01, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by jakepuff from Florida

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 4.6 by orrison76

Sep 07, 2015
Rated: 4 by VABA from Virginia

Sep 06, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by kajunwaybright from North Carolina

Jul 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Beerasaurus from Virginia

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.
Jul 17, 2015
Rated: 3.91 by brocktune from Virginia

Jul 13, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Jun 12, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by hophugger from Virginia

May 26, 2015
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.31/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Great restaurant as well as brew pub. Packed with people having a great time. Many there for food as well as beer. Good bar with liquor and wine well supplied as well.
A bit disappointed that "flights" were fixed. So I skipped these. However, they had "shorties"/half pours. So sampling was still very easy, affordable and not toxic if you wanted more than a few.
Surprised and very happy to see so many "one offs" and variants on the tap list. All were great. Examples we tried included very good versions of Dbl Amber IPA, Imp Coffee Stout, Tart Saison with Cherries and a very nice steam brewed Tripel.
Nice eclectic menu of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees. Everything we ordered was well prepared, attractive and delicious.
Had a great time and wished I could have stayed longer.
DB is truly in the middle of nowhere, but very worth the drive.
Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by Spreetaper from New York

Feb 23, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by DrinkDrankPunk from Virginia

Feb 09, 2015
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