After our visit to Blue Mountain on Thursday, 3/13/14, we took a scenic drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains over to the brewpub that serves as a basecamp for Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Roseland, VA. Devils Backbone has incredible views in the valley where they are located close to the Appalachian Trail and was awarded Small Brewpub & Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year in 2012 as well as Small Brewing Company & Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year in 2013. We lucked into our visit there after running into COO Hayes Humphreys over at Three Notch’d Brewing the night before, who set us up to meet with head brewer Jason Oliver and assistant brewer Aaron Reilly.
My friend, Brandon Wurtz (Haggis), and myself, Michael Roberts (Camel), will be taking a trip across the United States to visit at least 365 breweries in 365 days in 2014. During our travels, this blog, our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Untappd will be updated daily with interviews, stories, photos, podcasts, and much more showcasing the side of craft beer that we have come to know and love.
Our mission is simply to support the craft brewing community in hopes that it will give attention to the smaller, more localalized breweries in the craft brew scene. We are also striving to put out a coffee table book with a dedicated page for each brewery we encounter on our epic journey as well both desk and wall calendars.