Devils Backbone Cran-Gose

Devils Backbone Brewing Company has introduced Cran-Gose, a tart cranberry ale (4% ABV) that launches the 2016 Daypack Series.

Based on the traditional gose brewing style, Cran-Gose is light, fruity and pink-hued with a cranberry aroma.

“A gose is an old Germanic style sour ale, lightly flavored with salt that creates a tart taste with subtle citrus notes and a slightly salty mouthfeel,” said Brewmaster Jason Oliver, in a press release. “It’s a really great base to build upon and for this beer, we added hundreds of pounds of pureed cranberry. The natural tartness of cranberry works well with the fruity character of the beer.”


Cran-Gose is the first beer in the 2016 Daypack Series. Daypack beers are all sessionable, under 5% ABV. The approachable style is canned for maximum mobility, the company says, to “throw into your daypack any time of year and head out to craft an adventure.”

CranGose_canThe series also debuts a new design for Devils Backbone canned six-packs: an eco-friendly carton that showcases the color of the cans inside, and on the bottom, the release schedule for all the 2016 Daypack beers. The suggested retail price is $9.99 per six-pack.


Cran-Gose is available now through April in cans and on draft throughout the Devils Backbone distribution footprint in Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Devils Backbone operates two breweries in central Virginia: Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows (200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA) the original brewery, restaurant and the Meadows, the new outdoor beer and dining area, located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Nelson County; and the Outpost Brewery & Tap Room, a production brewery and tap room (50 North Wind Lane, Lexington, VA.).

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