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The Best Beer w/ Great Pub Food




The best local vt beer selection~chef jamie nelson's fine fare

Closed Mondays

Lunch 12-3

Dinner 5-9

Bar 12-12

No Reservations




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At The Blackback we are all about the beer. It is the reason we are here. We proudly cater to the many beer fans from all over the world. Waterbury VT is the Epicenter of beer in the Northeast and arguably one of the finest in the nation. We also recognize the important role beer has played in this towns recent history. From beer comes life and vitality which celebrates our localvore farm to plate business model.


Tuesday October 16th, 2018 



IPA             10.16.18

Bells Larry’s Latest IPA 6.4%

West coast styled IPA with hints of tangerine

Foley Brothers Prospect 9%

Double IPA brewed with Grain from VT & Maine. Packed 5LBS/BBL of Galaxy and Citra hops.

Frost Beer Works Junior IPA 6%

A hazy blonde ale brewed with malted wheat.

Frost Beer Works Lush  8%

A Double IPA with luxuriant aromatics and succulent flavors. The combination of hops from both hemispheres and our ale yeast complement each other to create rich, juicy character.

Frost Beer Works Research Series Slush  8%

Double IPA receiving exclusively Southern Hemisphere dry hops. A combination of hops from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa gives this cousin of Lush a distinctive, funky accent

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

American Pale Ale, unfiltered and dry-hopped with citrus and pine

Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #11  8%

Imperial IPA brewed with Simcoe&Nelson Sauvin hops

Hill Farmstead Susan 6.5%

An IPA brewed with Riwaka, Citra, and Simcoe hops

Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine  8%

This lupulin-ladin India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas and delectable layers of hop flavor

Lawson’s Super Session #7   4.8%

A session IPA made with Idaho 7 hops

Resilience Ponyhawk  8%

Waves of grass, pine and citrus coat the palate- Nice notes of mango, orange and tangerine.

Rutland Beer Works Barbarian Green IPA   8%

Wheat flaked oats, Rye w/ El Dorado and Equinox Hops

Ten Bends Northern Heights   8%

his hazy, hoppy and juicy Double IPAand is finished with Mosaic and Citra hops.

Ten Bends Luminous #3 IPA  7%

the Luminous Series IPAs are the next exploration into the creative use of hops at Ten Bends, coupled with our signature Vermont style IPA backbone

On Cask

Zero Gravity Conehead w/tangerine 5%


Alchemist Heady Topper  8%

An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBUs

Alchemist Focal Banger  7%

Crisp, malt character w/ copious Citra & Mosaic hops


Aeronaut Passionfruit Sour Planet   3.5%

A Berliner-weisse made with Passionfruit

Almanac Cherry Supernova 6.2%

Sour blond ale aged in oak barrels with cherries.

Andechs Vollbier Hell  4.8%

It’s light and soft body leaves a pleasant, tangy taste in the mouth. The mild sweetness marries well with the velvety bitterness of the hops. It concludes on a rounded, harmonious note

Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal Kriek 6.1%

an original Belgian Farmhouse ale, brewed traditionally with real sour cherries, other ingredients aged in oak.

Brouwerij Kees Strawberry Fields 6%

A unique Fruit and Field style beer from the Netherlands - this chocolate oatmeal stout has tons of strawberries added! Dessert in a glass.

Cider Creek Cran- Mango Saison 6.9%

Saison Cider w/ cranberry and mango

Collective Arts Mash up the Jam  5.2%

Using Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand and Citra from the Pacific North West this mixed fermentation brew is juicy, sour and extremely refreshing.

Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’Ete Aux Frambroise  5%

Berliner-weisse with Raspberries

Frost Beer Works Ltd. Ed.Barrel Aged Porter  6%

A Coffee Porter aged in Whiskey Barrel...Delicious.

Hill Farmstead Holger Danske 7%

Brewed in collaboration with our great friend and former colleague, Anders Kissmeyer. Anders personally smoked the malts over Beech wood.  A robust, malty smoked brown ale

Idletyme Oktoberfest  5.8%

Painstakingly crafted from German malts, decoction brewed for full flavor and carefully aged for depth of character.

Oxbow Moon Rocks  4.5%

Stainless-aged mixed fermentation grisette brewed with raw Maine spelt and fermented and aged with house culture of yeast and bacteria in stainless steel tanks

Resilience Geppetto ( Nitro)  6.3%

Very dark (33+ SRM) with a beige head, this milk stout is characterized by flavors of chocolate, soft coffee roast and marshmallow. Nitro-poured.

Schilling Hanse 5%

Straw-gold in color, crisp and clean-finishing with assertive hop bitterness. Noble hops are present on the palate

Stone Totalitarian RIS  10.6%

it pours jet-black with a fluffy chocolate head and tastes of deeply dark fruit flavors with rich chocolate and coffee overtones.

Zero Gravity Black Cat Porter

American Porter A robust dark ale with plenty of roasted malt character. Coffee, chocolatey goodness with enough hops to balance