Saturday, February 19, 2011

Devils Backbone Expanding, Officially

Although various news sources have been reporting for several weeks (also mentioned here and here) that Nelson County's Devils Backbone was planning an expansion, apparently it's now officially official. Nelson County Life reports that a location in neighboring Rockbridge County has been selected as the site for the brewery's new production facility.
Just two years and four months after opening the doors of Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Steve Crandall and DBCC are on yet another beer-making adventure. Rumors have been swirling for weeks, but the final approval came just last week.

Steve, the owner of one of Nelson County’s booming craft breweries, announced this week that he will be opening a production company that will allow DBBC (winner of the Small Brewpub of the Year and the Small Brewer of the Year awards at the 2010 World Beer Cup) to bottle and sell beer throughout the commonwealth. Steve said he plans to have at least three beers – the Eight Point IPA, the Gold Leaf, and the Vienna Lager – bottled and available year round while featuring seasonal beers through the year.

There were issues around the special sewage processing requirements of a brewery that necessitated the move out of Nelson County. The new facility will have a 30-barrel system, compared to the current 8-barrel system at the brewpub. This expansion is very exciting news as it means that soon we should be able to get Devil Backbone beers throughout Virginia.

See "It’s Official! Devils Backbone Brewing Expanding Operation" for the complete article posted at Nelson County Life.

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