Two hours from Richmond and three hours from DC, Devils Backbone Brewing Co. is worth the drive. Take the trip in the evening and check in to one of the area’s award-winning inns like The Georges or Forest Oaks. In the morning, start your (caffeine) buzz at Lexington Coffee Roasters. Recipient of two 2016 Compak Golden Bean Silver Medals, dozens of 90+ scores from Coffee Review and recognized in the Top 30 Coffees of the Year, it’s worth the trip.
Devils Backbone Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen opens at noon, so if you’re a morning person, hit downtown Lexington first. Pound the pavement and check out the variety of specialty shops and boutiques. And, bonus: Lexington is very dog friendly so if you opt to bring your pooch, you’re in luck.
The Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen is a short drive from downtown Lexington, and we recommend arriving in time to lunch. Pair their bratwurst with any of their core, seasonal, or specialty beers and you can’t go wrong. Famous for their European-style lagers, but nothing on their menu disappoints. A visit to Devils Backbone is synonymous with a lifestyle of slow brewing and slow sipping, a perfect first relaxing stop on the Beerwerks trail.