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Devils Backbone Brewing Turns 5 Years Old

[ 3 ] November 21, 2013 |
©™2006-2013 Blue Ridge Life : Back in May of 2006 Steve Crandall, founder of Devils Backbone Brewing Company, smiles next to a survey marker in an empty field that would eventual become the home of DB. Two years later the construction of the now famous craft brewery began.

©™2006-2013 Blue Ridge Life : Back in May of 2006 Steve Crandall, founder of Devils Backbone Brewing Company, smiles next to a survey marker in an empty field that would eventually become the home of DB. Two years later the construction of the now famous craft brewery began.

Roseland
Nelson County, VA

Five years ago today, Devils Backbone Brewing in the Beech Grove / Roseland area of Nelson County, VA opened its doors for business. “I never envisioned we would be what we are five years later,” Founder & Owner Steve Crandall told us during a recent lunch about turning 5. In November 2008 it was just what’s now called the Basecamp that consisted of the charter brewery and the accompanying restaurant. A brewpub that, just again, won Small Brewpub & Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival last month in Denver.

DB owner & founder Steve Crandall inspects work on the foundation of what will eventually become the Devils Backbone Brewing Basecamp located in Nelson County, VA. The was April 2008, months before the November opening.

DB owner & founder Steve Crandall inspects work on the foundation of what will eventually become the Devils Backbone Brewing Basecamp located in Nelson County, VA. This was April 2008, months before the November opening.

Devils Backbone Brewing Basecamp under construction in the summer of 2008.

“Back then we just thought the Basecamp restaurant and brewery would be it. Now we have a huge expansion underway at our Outpost facility in Lexington, and there’s even more exciting news on the horizon in the near future,” Steve continued. That expansion is adding tons of new space to the production brewery in Rockbridge County, VA

DB Founder & Owner Steve Crandall (R) jumps on a trampoline this past Wednesday afternoon - November 20, 2013 along with DB Bartender Christy Gaulton as part of the Bouncing For Turkeys fundraiser at Devils Backbone's Basecamp. The event raises money for the Nelson County Pantry.

DB Founder & Owner Steve Crandall (R) jumps on a trampoline this past Wednesday afternoon – November 20, 2013 along with DB Bartender Christy Gaulton as part of the Bouncing For Turkeys fundraiser at Devils Backbone’s Basecamp. The event raises money for the Nelson County Pantry.

Photo via DBBC: Devils Backbone Basecamp as it appears today at 5 years old.

Photo via DBBC: Devils Backbone Basecamp as it appears today at 5 years old.

For more history on Devils Backbone and past stories, click here, here, and here.

Way to go DB! Here’s to 5 more, then 5 more, then 5 more, then 5 more … 🙂

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  1. John Taylor says:

    Congratulations, Steve and Heidi!! Seems like just yesterday. Has it really been 5 years!! Keep up the good work.

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