Our Co-Founders Steve & Heidi Crandall Share the Striped Bass Pale Ale Story

Ever wonder the inspiration behind our Striped Bass Pale Ale? Check out Devils Backbone co-founders Steve and Heidi Crandall, whose passion for conservation led to a specialty brew that supports the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s water conservation efforts. Great beer deserves clean water!

Devils Backbone and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy: Partnering to Preserve the Appalachian Trail

Hikers from around the world descend the mountain at Reeds Gap in Nelson County, VA to visit our brewery and take a break from their Appalachian Trail thru hike. Hear the story behind DB’s tie to the trail, and learn how we give back and support its hikers by partnering with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy!


Our annual Impact Reports reflect on milestones, stories, and goals we set each year. Click on the images below to view the full publication.







WNRN Hear Together

Thanks to our friends at WNRN, our local independent radio station, Heartland Series honorees receive a special shout out about their work. Tune in to their stories here.

Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County

Rockbridge SPCA

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society