Nelson County, VA
Nelson County’s second established craft brewery founded back in 2008 will be acquired by Anheuser-Busch.
Shortly after noon Tuesday, we caught up with Steve Crandall the founder of Devils Backbone and had a 10 minute or so interview with him about the acquisition.
The interview below in its entirety.
This is the announcement was on the Devils Backbone Facebook page:
From Steve, our Founder:
Devils Backbone was built with a unique, adventurous spirit, and our job is to preserve that culture. That being said, our vision has now outgrown our means. We still know where we want to go, but we realized we needed a partner to get there. For the past year we’ve been exploring options for a long-term solution that would enable us to continue expanding our business of brewing consistent, high-quality craft beer. As I evaluated our options, ABI’s The High End rose to the forefront as a support team that believed in our dreams. We had many discussions and the more we spoke with ABI, the clearer it became that The High End shares our passion. All of our senior management are on board with this new direction and in it for the long haul. ABI will support our brand as we build out our dream of what Devils Backbone can become.
You are going to see many new exciting additions to Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows, located in beautiful Nelson County including permanent camping and RV locations, some added infrastructure, all which will enhance our customer experience. At the Outpost Brewery & Tap Room in Lexington, we are planning a 50,000 square foot expansion to include our new state of the art shipping and receiving facility along with additional packaging automation. All these improvements have been in the planning for many years and they will continue to have our own authentic DNA on them.
We will continue to encourage craft beer large and small to play fair, enjoy all things beer, support our employees and communities, love our fans and celebrate life. To all our family, friends and beer fans, we could not have made this journey without you and we look forward to sharing our future with you.
~ Founder ~:
All About Beer reports the acquisition in a post this morning.