It is no secret that we have been fans of Devils Backbone for some time now. That opinion is not exactly unique to DCBeer. In fact, Devils Backbone was named Champion Brewery and Brewmaster of the Small Brewpub category at the 2010 Craft Brewers Conference. Other accolades for individual beers include wins at the Great American Beer Festival as well.

Fast forward to two years later. Devils Backbone has one of the most impressive breweries on the East Coast and is poised to enter the Northern Virginia market with a series of events spanning two weeks. For now, Devils Backbone has not made any statements abut DC distribution, but they will have beer readily available throughout Northern Virginia soon enough. Over the course of two weeks, Devils Backbone and Guiffre Distributing will be featuring a total of eight beers. Here’s the event line-up

On Monday, April 23 Rustico in Alexandria host the office launch parting featuring 17 beers on draft including two casks. These are limited releases and one offs straight from the brew pub will be on hand. Master Brewer Jason Oliver will be on hand to answer questions and talk about all things beer. Check out this list.

Vienna Lager

Eight Point IPA


Belgian Congo Pale Ale


Trail Angel Weissbier (Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen)

1949 Lager (Light Lager)

Four Point Pale Ale (Single Hop Session Pale Ale)

White Stag IPA (Wheat IPA)

Low Hanging Fruit (Belgian Saison w/ Apples)

Brewhaha (High ABV Malt Beverage)

Striped Bass Pale Ale (Session Pale Ale to Support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation)

Ramsey’s Draft Stout (Dry Irish Stout; Nitro Pour)

Baracus (Heavily-Hopped Imperial Brown Ale)

Kilt Flasher (Scotch Ale/ Wee Heavy)

Dead Bear (Imperial Stout)

Namibian Pale Ale (Hoppy Bock Lager


Black Summit (Black Pilsner; Collaboration w/ Heavy Seas Brewing Company; Pilot Batch)


Vienna Lager: Dry-Hopped in the Firkin w/ Saaz Hops

Belgian Congo Pale Ale: Dry-Hopped in the Firkin w/ Centennial Hops

Tuesday, April 24th – Tap Takeover at Galaxy Hut in Arlington 5pm featuring 8 DB drafts

Wednesday, April 25th – Telegraph Station Tap Takoever in Alexandria featuring 8 Point IPA, Vienna Lager, and Belgian Congo Pale Ale.

Thursday, April 26 – Steal the Pint nights at Virtue and Lighthorse in Old Town

Monday, April 30th – Steal the Pint night at Red Rocks in Centreville

Wednesday, May 2nd – Tap Takeover and Pizza Pairing at Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town featuring 8 draft lines and cask beer

Plan now to get out and try some of Virginia’s Finest. Only a handful of these beers will be offered in retails sales after the launch so jump on this opportunity to try a few things that rarely leave the brewpub in Roseland.