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Devils Backbone Officially Breaks Ground In Rockbridge

[ 0 ] April 11, 2011 |

Photos By Hayley Osborne : ©2011 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Dirt flew Monday afternoon in Rockbridge County as Devils Backbone officially broke ground for their new beer production facility just off of U.S. Route 11 west of I-81.

Rockbridge County, Virginia
It’s not really official until the dirt flies from the golden shovels. That it did, Monday afternoon at groundbreaking ceremony for Devils Backbone’s production facility. “We’re glad to be a part of Rockbridge County. It’s great to see everyone here today and since we weren’t able to locate in Nelson, we so glad to be here in nearby Rockbridge,” Steve Crandall told the crowd gathered Monday afternoon. Steve is the founder and owner of Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Roseland, Virginia.

While Nelson County was Steve's first choice of location, a technicality surrounding the sewage treatment facilities caused him to move out of the county with his production brewery.

DBBC head brewmaster, Jason Oliver (left) serves up samples of Devils Backbone beer at Monday's groundbreaking ceremony.

Above our March 2011 story on DBBC’s expansion into Rockbridge County. Click on the image above for the full story.

Dignitaries and other locals gather this past Monday afternoon at the construction site for the groundbreaking of Devils Backbone's production facility in Rockbridge County, VA

When completed, the facility will be able to have a 30 barrel brew system compared to the 8 barrel system DBBC currently has at the Roseland operation.

This was just a cool shot Hayley got! It's looking up toward the sky as they shoveled dirt into the air at Monday's groundbreaking in Rockbridge.

Steve tells us the new facility should be completed by the end of 2011 or the first of 2012.

Congrats DBBC!

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