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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 318 Drink: Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic Porter

Devils Backbone Brewing is located in Nelson County, Va., along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Founded in 2008, the brewery was selected as Small Brewpub Champion Brewery at the 2010 World Beer Cup. A pretty impressive accomplishment for a brewpub in operation for less than two years.

Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic Porter won the gold medal at the 2010 World Beer Cup and a silver medal at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival. The beer is a dark brown color with a thin tan head. The aroma is very rich, with dark fruits, roasted grains and some molasses. The flavor has dark chocolate, a slight touch of vanilla, balancing hop bitterness and a great long lasting finish.

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