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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.


Friday November 16th, 2018 

IPA             11.16.18

Aeronaut Hyperfocus  6.8%

A NE IPA brewed in collaboration with Zone 3, featuring Columbus and Galaxy hops

Burlington Beer Co. Elaborate Metaphor  5.4%

New England style Pale Ale brewed with Citra and Amarillo hops. Brewed with Barley, Flaked Oats, Wheat, and Raw Wheat

Foam Brewers Distopian Dream Girl  7%

tasting notes: tropical, orange sorbet, creamsicle

Foam Brewers I Think I’m in Love DIPA  8%

Featuring Mosaic hops, w/ soft fruit juice, orange peel and papaya

Foley Brothers Pieces of Eight  8%

Douple IPA is dry-hopped twice with a distinctive blend of eight hops varieties to create a one of a kind experience

Grassroots ®Legitimacy  6%

India Pale Ale brewed with 2-row malted barley, oats, and citrusy hops from the Pacific Northwest. Dry hopped copiously with Simcoe®. Its sessionable drinkability belies its true IPA nature.

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

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

Idletyme DIPA  8%

Tropical Fruit and citrus

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

River Roost Unknown Alias

with citra and enigma hops

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing 6.7%

NEIPA style, a standout from GABF

Ten Bends Luminous #1  7%

A rotating series of IPAs

Ten Bends Rotary Chaos  5.5%

A fruity and floral IPA with pleasant  hop profile including Amarillo and Galaxy

Zero Gravity Little Birdy  7%

A hoppy delight featuring Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, and a healthy dosing of Pink Guava


Aeronaut Cocoa Sutra  7%

Milk Stout w/blend of sweet milk chocolate tones w/ light vanilla bean and coffee.

Almanac Interstellar Apricot 6.4%

Farmhouse Ale aged in oak barrels with native apricots

Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque/Aphrodite 6.5%

A stout brewed with cacao and vanilla

Deciduous Lollipop Forest  5.5%

Sour ale with milk sugar Fruited with raspberry and blackberry

Cider Creek Black Eyed Peach   6.9%

Its a slightly sweet apple cider with a gentle peach flavor with hint of blackberry.

Foley Bros. Long Beard  6%

An English style Oatmeal Stout

Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Cherry Porter  6%

Salzspeicher Cherry is a American Wild Ale style beer, this is a delicious sour cherry porter.

Frost Limited Release Dopplebock 8%

A strong, rich and weighty lager characterized by an intense malty sweetness with a note of hop bitterness to balance the sweetness.

Highwater Campfire Stout Nitro  6.5%

Nitro stout brewed with graham crackers, molasses, and with natural flavors added. Notes of chocolate and graham cracker topped with a hint of marshmallow.

Hill Farmstead Mary  4.8%

Unfiltered and naturally carbonated German-style Pilsner brewed with our well water, German pilsner malt, our favorite German hops, and classic German lager yeast.

Idle Hands Lupzilla   6.1%

Mixed culture Farmhouse India Pale. Bright citrus funk

Featuring El Dorado hops.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Knockout Blonde 5%

This bitter blonde packs a hoppy punch with a flavorful blend of North American malts and copious amounts of Cascade and Centennial hops.

Monchshof Festbier  5.6%

A dark golden Festbier, firmly malty round, but quite well-hopped, with the unrivalled balance of a classic Franconian lager.

Schilling Alexandr 10   4.9%

Alexandr 10 is a sessionable pale lager inspired by similar beers enjoyed in the Czech republic.
Steenberge Gulden Draak 10.5%

A Belgian Strong Ale a high fermentation beer with secondary fermentation. For the secondary fermentation, wine yeast is used

Zero Gravity Frisette   5.7%

Collaboration with Odd 13 Brewing of Lafayette, Colorado. 100% Brett fermented and conditioned on organic black currants.


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