This is the front of Devil's Backbone Brewing Company. Part of the Brew Ridge Trail. THE BREW RIDGE TRAIL - MORE BREWERIES THAN STOP LIGHTS. The Brew Ridge Trail celebrates the craft beer industry in Nelson and Albemarle Counties. The five breweries and two cideries that comprise the Trail offer award winning beer in unique and scenic settings.
After off the mountain from Wintergreen Ski Resort in Virginia we stumbled upon quite a little treat. A Brewpub in what seemed the middle of nowhere that was reminiscent of a mountain lodge. It was the Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company.
A great establishment that had over 9 on-site brewed offerings. We sampled them all. Sadly I did them so qucik and did not take notes, but my favorites were the Cru Noir, a Black Belgian, and the Vienna Lager (Octoberfest-style). We only had soup so I cannot fully comment on the food. However if the soups were any indication, the quality is going to be good. The menu did have a nice selection of usual suspects and a few outside the box items.
As we continued our trek down the less-traveled highway, we found several more breweries and brewpubs. Come to find out they are associated with the Brew Ridge Trail. And along this highway were also several wineries and vineyards. We plan on taking our time the next time we go through there, maybe stay a few days :)