LEXINGTON, VA – This October, Devils Backbone Brewing Company will release new seasonal beers from three different series. The next Trail Blazer brew will be Kilt Flasher, a hearty Scottish ale with a rich, warming complexity perfect for the onset of winter. The exclusive, draft-only Peak series release will be Tectonic Barleywine, a complex, well matured ale meant to be savored with each sip. And there will also be a new Adventure Pack sampler full of beers previously only available on draft at the Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows (Roseland, VA): Flor de Luna, Smokehouse Porter, Berliner Weiss, and Single Hop IPA. Craft beer drinkers will have the perfect beer for any adventure with this versatile mix of releases.
“These beers make up one of our most dynamic releases to date. You have strong, malty, smoky, tart, floral, and hoppy flavors represented,” says Brewmaster Jason Oliver. “I’m excited to see the rich Tectonic Barleywine make it into the market, the Kilt Flasher is a personal Trail Blazer favorite of mine, and this Adventure Pack is hard to beat on diversity.”
Kilt Flasher (8% ABV, 20 IBU)
Brown with ruby highlights, Kilt Flasher is an ale packed with toffee and toasted malt flavors. Much like the early Scottish settlers of the Virginia Highlands, it has a robustness that stands up to anything. Enjoy a pint today and expose yourself to great beer. Brown, Robust, Toffee.
Our 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.
Availability: Six-pack bottles and on draft October through December
Tectonic Barleywine (11.6% ABV, 50 IBU)
We build the flavors for our complex English inspired barleywine using six imported malts and two diverse hops. Savory, Full, Rewarding.
When you blaze a trail up a mountain, your goal is to reach the peak. We did the same with the Peak Series, our brewer’s selections that combine intensity, adventurous flavors and special brewing techniques to reach the pinnacle of the brewers’ art.
Availability: Draft only in October
- Flor De Luna (6.3% ABV, 21 IBU) — A Belgian-style blonde ale with the spritely fruity and flowery aroma of jasmine. Bright, floral, lively.
- Smokehouse Porter (5.7% ABV, 41 IBU) — Two types of smoked malts layer on top of dark crystal, brown, and chocolate malt to create a smoky, toasty, rich black ale. Smoke, roast, toast.
- Berliner Weiss (3.9% ABV, 7 IBU) — An award winning German-style sour ale. Pale straw in color, with a light body and a tart refreshing acidity. Light, tart, zip.
- Single Hop IPA (7.9% ABV, 77 IBU) — Light in color and body, this strong pale ale was designed to have a clean malt profile to showcase the single hop variety used: Equinox. Pale, hoppy, lean.
Availability: Mixed 12-pack bottles and draft October through December
These releases are available throughout the Devils Backbone distribution footprint of Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
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, exceling 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.
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