02 August 2016
From Devils Backbone:
LEXINGTON, VA – Devils Backbone Brewing Company has released three seasonal
brews in August: Pumpkin Hunter, Bravo Four Point, and O’Fest. An enticing variety of styles
and flavors are represented with these releases that are now available. Pumpkin Hunter is an ale
brewed with pumpkin and spices, Bravo Four Point is a session IPA, and O’Fest, is an old school
inspired Oktoberfest beer.
“Each of our new releases brings a different component and approach; you have hoppy and
sessionable, traditional and malty, and seasonally spiced. This mix really speaks to the vibrancy of
craft beer,” says Brewmaster Jason Oliver.
Each of these beers offers a different opportunity to craft an adventure as summer
transitions into fall.
Pumpkin Hunter (5.1% ABV, 14 IBU)
Pumpkin Hunter is the fourth release in the Trail Blazer Series. Named for the huntsman
who roams the forests of Nelson County, Pumpkin Hunter brings Devils Backbone’s typical balance
to a pumpkin ale. Brewmaster Jason Oliver designed the flavors to layer like liquid pumpkin pie. The
malts impart a graham cracker pie crust character around a rich, subtly sweet pumpkin and spice
body. It’s the ultimate comfort beer! Fall, amber, spice.
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 August through October
Bravo Four Point (4.4% ABV, 50 IBU)
The fourth release in our Daypack series is Bravo Four Point. Golden copper in color, light
to medium in body with an intense hop character that comes exclusively from kettle and dry
hopping with Bravo hops. Orange, blossom, hop.
Easy! Quick! Mobile! Our Daypack Series features sessionable beers to put in your day pack
and head out to craft your adventure.
Availability: Six-pack cans and on draft August through October
O’Fest (5.9% ABV, 20 IBU)
O’Fest is Devils Backbone’s old school inspired Oktoberfest beer. It is reddish amber in
color, medium in body, with rich malty notes of caramel and toasted dark bread. Brewed with
imported malts & hops and a traditional decoction mash for authentic depth of flavor that
exemplifies this traditional beer. Hoist a stein of O’Fest at your local beer hall. Smooth, malty,
Availability: Draft only August through October
These releases are available throughout the Devils Backbone distribution footprint of
Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
LEXINGTON, VA – Devils Backbone Brewing Company has a very special release for
August and Virginia Craft Beer Month! The Virginia Farmhouse Ale (7.4% ABV, 20 IBU) is
inspired by the great farmhouse brewing tradition of Belgium. All Virginia grown ingredients are
used for this rustic golden ale. Malt from Woods Mill Malting Company in Nelson County, hops
from Whipple Creek Farms in Rockbridge County, and honey from both Nelson and Rockbridge
counties go into this homage to Virginia agriculture. It is exclusively available on draft throughout
“Using only brewing ingredients from Virginia farms, a Saison Farmhouse-style ale was a
natural fit. Virginia Farmhouse Ale is really a showcase of what local Virginia ingredients have to
offer through inspiration from the great rustic farmhouse brewing tradition of Belgium,” said
Brewmaster Jason Oliver.
Devils Backbone is proud to support local agriculture with this brew and work to create a
market in the craft beer industry for Virginia farmers. There’s a great economic benefit to marrying
craft brewing with local farming, especially in a state rich with natural resources like Virginia.
Brewing the Virginia Farmhouse Ale is Devils Backbone’s next step in strengthening the relationship
between the two industries.
Virginia Farmhouse Ale will be poured at the 5
August 20 at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows in Nelson County. The event will
feature more than 80 Virginia breweries, and there will also be on-site camping so visitors can enjoy
the Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest on
the entire day. Designated driver ticket options are also available. Full details and ticketing options
for Virginia Craft Brewers Fest can be found here.