Devils Backbone Kicks Off Trail Blazer Series with Danzig Baltic Porter

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Lexington, VA – Devils Backbone Brewing Company kicks off the new year with the debut of Danzig Baltic Porter, the first release in its 2016 Trail Blazer series.  Danzig Baltic Porter (8% ABV) blends a rich English porter with a Germanic lager approach.  Fairly robust, this strong black lager has notes of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramelized sugar.

“Baltic Porters grew out of the popularity of the strong porters and stouts exported from the United Kingdom during the 18th and 19th centuries.  Baltic nations soon started to brew their own versions with a European twist.  I have some Eastern European heritage, so this style of beer has a close place in my heart,” says Brewmaster Jason Oliver.

Danzig has been brewed at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub since 2009, but this is the first time it has been available outside of the pub.  A longtime customer favorite, Danzig is also multi award-winning garnering medals in the Baltic-Style Porter category from both the Great American Beer Festival 2013/2012 Bronze and 2009 Gold and World Beer Cup 2010 Gold.

Danzig is available in bottles and draft throughout the Devils Backbone distribution footprint in Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Danzig leads the Devils Backbone Trail Blazers series.  Trail Blazers stray from the beaten path into a world of robust and daring beers featuring bigger, bolder flavors for fueling your spirit of adventure.  Each Trail Blazer has a story of adventure that is reflected in the artwork on the bottle and six pack.


About Devils Backbone Brewing Company:

Devils Backbone beers are inspired by the great brewing traditions of Europe and the ingenuity of modern craft brewing.  Devils Backbone has earned numerous accolades for its beers, excelling in the art of lager brewing in an ale dominated industry.  The brewing team has received medals from the World Beer Cup, Australian International Beer Awards, Virginia Craft Brewers Fest and the Great American Beer Festival including national titles for GABF 2014 Mid-Sized Brewing Company and Brew Team of the Year, 2013 Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year and 2012 Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year.

Devils Backbone operates two breweries in central Virginia:  Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows (200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA) the original brewery, restaurant and the Meadows, the new outdoor beer and dining area, located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in scenic Nelson County; and the Outpost Brewery & Tap Room, a state-of-the-art production brewery and tap room (50 North Wind Lane, Lexington, VA.) 

In 2008, founders Steve Crandall and his wife Heidi, inspired by a skiing trip where they had their first taste of German beer, opened the doors to Devils Backbone Brewing Company in the heartland of Virginia.  Basecamp Brewpub was an instant regional success and with so many beer lovers asking where they could purchase the brews, they broke ground on the Outpost in 2011.  Anticipated to produce 10,000 barrels of beer in the first ten years of operation, the Outpost reached 45,000 barrels in the first three years and recently completed an additional expansion to reach 250,000 barrels.