The entire Virginia beer community is mourning the shocking loss of Devils Backbone founder Steve Crandall. He was an amazing brewery owner and strong advocate for Virginia craft beer. Please consider donating to one of his favorite causes in his memory.

By now you have heard the sad news about the untimely passing of our beloved Founder, Steve Crandall. Steve was an incredible friend, leader, philanthropist, outdoorsman, and craft beer pioneer. To those who knew him well, he was a loving husband, father, Gampy (grandfather), scoutmaster, and Founder of Devils Backbone Brewing Company. We are all deeply saddened by the news.

The family has asked for patience and privacy while they mourn. We will have more to share at a later time.

In the meantime, in lieu of sympathy gestures, the family has asked that you make donations to one of the Crandall’s cherished organizations listed below:

The Nelson County Food Pantry:

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy:

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation: