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Devils Backbone Creates Washington Redskins Inspired Beers

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Washington Redskins fans will get to enjoy new beers at FedEx Field this season but it’s not like most of the other local craft brews – no this one is in collaboration with the team. Earlier this week, the Redskins announced #ATTR, a pair of new ales that will be available at the home of the Redskins, in partnership with Devils Backbone Brewing Company.

The name of these two beers, which means “Ale To The Redskins,” is a play on the team’s fight song called “Hail To The Redskins” and it’s the first brew in team history brewed specifically for the franchise.  It will be available in four different sections of the stadium during game day, with two differently designed cans both coming in 16-ounce pounders.

ans can even go to the Redskins’ website and vote for their favorite of the two efforts.

#ATTR Burgundy Ale is described as a hoppy, red wheat ale that is 6.2% alcohol by volume and has 40 IBUs.  Brewed with equal parts Pilsner and Red Wheat malts, to create a smooth mouth feel, as well as CaraRed and Chocolate malts for roasted flavors and a deep burgundy color, the Burgundy Ale also contains Amarillo, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops which blend together to create a flavorful tropical hop presence with very little hop bite.  As for the Golden Ale, it’s described as a light to medium-bodied hoppy ale that is 5.6% ABV and 25 IBUs and contains a balance of Citra and Hallertau Blanc hops, creating wine-like aromas with pops of citrus, while the Maris Otter, Victory, Pilsner, Malted Wheat and CaraHell malts add a crisp and bready finish to mellow a little of the hop flavors.

“It’s a heck of a 10th birthday present for us at Devils Backbone to partner with Redskins and celebrate the 80th anniversary of the fight song,” said Hayes Humphreys, Devils Backbone COO in a statement.  “I’m stoked that we can engage such a dedicated fan base to pick which of these two awesome beers is just right for gameday.”

Devils Backbone has become a staple in the Maryland-Virginia area for the last decade, with the company being purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev back in 2016.  The Virginia- based brewery will pump out about 90,000 barrels this year but it’s not just quantity, since Devils Backbone has won a slew of awards at the Great American Beer Festival and two Gold Medals at the World Beer Cup.  Meanwhile, the Redskins are looking to win their own awards, as the franchise is looking for its first postseason appearance since 2015.

For now, Redskins fans can hold up these #ATTR pounders and sing that fight song proud.  But don’t wait too long, because both of these beers are limited edition offerings.