Hungry or Thirsty? Try Nelson 151

By Hunter Epperson ~ Copy Desk Chief

Photo of München On Pumpkin and bone-in wings at Devils Backbone on Nelson 151. Photo taken on Aug. 28, 2021 by Hunter Epperson. 

September is officially here which means local breweries have summer and fall flavors in stock!

Located about an hour away from University of Lynchburg, near Wintergreen Resort, Nelson 151 offers an array of fun activities ranging from delicious wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries. 

This weekend, me, my grandma, and my parents made a trip to Devil’s Backbone, Bold Rock, and Wild Wolf Brewing Company to try their delicious seasonal flavors, and enjoy some craft beers and food . 

  1. Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Picture of Wolf Wolf’s nachos. Picture Aug. 28, 2021 by Hunter Epperson (Critograph) (left picture)

Picture of the Blonde Hunny Ale (left) and Notorious H.O.P. (right). Picture Aug. 28, 2021 by Hunter Epperson (Critograph)

While at Wild Wolf, my mom and dad both got the Blonde Hunny Ale, their famous Belgian style blonde ale brewed with honey and spices.

For me, I got a sample of the Blonde Hunny Ale (which was delicious), and the Notorious H.O.P., their IPA which has citrus flavors of tangerine, grapefruit, and other citrus flavors. I personally preferred their Notorious H.O.P over the Ale, but both are delicious and recommend trying boh!

For an appetizer, my parents and grandma got an order of their signature loaded nachos with pork which has queso, corn, and their black bean salsa made with tomatoes and jalapenos, and sour cream; which was delicious. 

My grandma ordered the chicken tenders with french fries, which was exceptional.

  1. Devil’s backbone Brewing Company 
Picture of München On Pumpkin at Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company. Picture taken on Aug. 28, 2021 by Hunter Epperson (Critograph).

Another stop I recommend along Nelson 151, is Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company.

On our stop, I ordered the München On Pumpkin (pictured), a pumpkin-spice lager with hints of graham cracker. I also tried Loved By The Sun, a beer which had flavors of peach and mango. 

Both were delicious and I highly recommend both, but I got the München On Pumpkin because I wanted something more fall based. 

For dinner, I ordered the wings. For the flavors, I got Devil’s Backbone’s dry house rub, and their southern bbq. 

My mom got their loaded nachos which had Mexican Corn & Black Bean Salsa, White Queso Cheese, Crumbled Queso Fresco, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Roasted Peppers & Pickled Jalapenos. 

My dad got the Bone Dipper, which was smoked top round of beef on local ciabatta bread with swiss cheese, bacon, and spicy mayo and served with Au Jus.

My grandma ordered the Virginia Heartland Burger, which was made with local beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and Simcoe Hops Kitchen Pickles.

  1. Bold Rock Cidery 
Picture of Bold Rock’s pineapple cider on tap. Photo taken on Aug. 28, 2021 by Hunter Epperson (Critograph).

For our other stop, we went to Bold Rock Cidery

I had the their pineapple cider on tap, which was delicious (way better than the bottle), my mom and dad ordered the honey crisp cider (Bold Rock’s fall seasonal flavor), and my grandma got the cider cocktail of the day, which was honey crisp and pineapple cider blend with other ingredients. 

While we only went to three stops, Nelson 151 offers so many other great options! Check out what Nelson 151 has to offer at

Key words: Cider, Craft Beer, Beer, Food, Drink, Virginia, Lynchburg, Virginia, Nelson County, Nelson 151, Bold Rock, Devil’s Backbone, Wild Wolf, Things to do 

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