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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 August 14th, 2018 


IPA's                8.14.18  


Almanac Unfiltered Opinion                                         6.1%

Unfiltered IPA dry-hopped with Simcoe and Mosaic

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale                                                      7%

100% Centennial hops this IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter

Foundation Cosmic Bloom                                        5.2%

A galactic dose of American and Australian hops combine to create a citrus and berry forward hop profile

Foundation Epiphany                                                    8%

Citrus, tropical fruit and pine blend to provide you with a sublimely juicy hop experience

Hill Farmstead Edward                                                5.2%

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

Hill Farmstead Harlan                                                   6%

Harlan is Edward’s slightly more aggressive alter-ego. Dry-hopped exclusively with Columbus

Hill Farmstead Susan                                                 6%

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#8                                        4.8%

American IPA - light, refreshing low alcohol yet full of Mosaic hop

Resilience Combover:                                                    6.7%

American IPA loaded with Vic Secret and Galaxy hops.

Resilience Pompadour                                                   5.6%

a hazy golden APA that features soft, foamy carbonation and aromas and flavors of spruce, citrus and peach. Features Mosaic, Citra, and Australian Ella hops

Resilience Ponyhawk                                                   8%

This double IPA is loaded with Chinook, Mosaic and Galaxy hops

Ten Bends Northern Heights                                         8%

this hazy, hoppy and juicy Double IPA was originally part of a series of ales brewed with various hop profiles.

Zero Gravity Madonna IIPA                                           8%

Generously hopped Vermont Double IPA made with pilsner malt and American wheat. Balanced, bright and highly satisfying. Citra and Motueka


Not IPA's


Aeronaut Debaucherry                                                4%

Kettle Soured Ale with tart and sweet cherries

Bells Kalamazoo Stout                                                6%

Blend of aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and fresh roasted coffee with hoppy balance.

Bells Oberon                                                                    5.8%

is a wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas

Bells Pooltime Ale                                                           5%

Belgian inspired ale with Cherry Juice

Brasserie Dunham Ping Pong Wizard                     4.9%

nuanced, zesty yeast, and a sturdy malt base, especially—plus pitch-perfect levels of citrus, toast, spice.

Burlington Beer Co. Strawberry Whale Cake         5.6%

Traditional Cream Ale brewed with Strawberries

Burlington Beer Co. Kumquat and Pink Guava        7% 

Brewed as a sour ale with Kumquat and Pink Guava

Cider Creek One Melon  6%

Belgian style cider is fermented

w/Saison Ale yeast &  watermelon

Exhibit “A” Leitmotif Opus 10                                   4%

Kettlesour with Strawberries

Highwater Sugaree Maple Pecan Pie                          9.8%

Ale brewed with Vermont maple sugar, Bourbon barrel oak chips and pecan

Petrus Apricot Sour                                               7.2%

a blend of the famous Petrus Aged Pale sour (a 100% Foeder beer that is aged 24 months in Calvados Oak Foeders) and fresh Apricots.

Resilience Geppetto Nitro                                    6.3%

this milk stout is characterized by flavors of chocolate, soft coffee roast and marshmallow.


Simple Roots Kara’s Kolsch                                 5%

A light German beer, straw colored with a snappy bite.

Schilling Hanse                                                            5%

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

Zero Gravity Strawberry Moon                               5.2%

This American Sour Ale is brewed with Peterson’s Pilsner malt and 2,400 pounds of organic strawberries from local Vermont farmers. Light, refreshing and wonderfully sour!



Alchemist Heady Topper 8%

An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBUs

Alchemist Focal Banger 7%

Crisp, clean malt character w/ copious Citra &

Mosaic hops