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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

Light Fare 3-5

Dinner 5-9

Bar 12-12

No Reservations

(During busy times we try to accommodate Large Groups and Children. Please plan accordingly. Thanks.)




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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 January 18th, 2019

IPA             1.18.19

Foam Brewers Like Clockwork  8.2%

DIPA w/ Citra & Simcoeripe orange, resinous, pineapple, soft pine

Foam Brewers Experimental Jet Set  9.2%

DIPA w/tropical fruit, soft resin, nutty DH w/ Citra &Vic Secret

Foam Brewers Dropped Items  6.8%

Saison/ Farmhouse Ale tasting notes: tart, quenching, lime zest

Foundation Epiphany  8%

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

Frost Lush DIPA  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.

Four Quarters Equations of Time 7.4%

Double IPA with Ekuanot and Columbus hops

Hill Farmstead Double Citra 8%

Double Citra®. An American Imperial IPA bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Citra® hops from the American Pacific Northwest

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

Am. Pale Ale, unfiltered & dry-hopped w? citrus & pine

Resilience Side Part  5%

New IPA from our friends in Littleton, NH

River Roost Mas Verde  6.7%

One of our most popular IPA’s featuring Citra and Chinook hops. Bursting with juicy citrus – melon.

River Roost Strong Suit   8.2%

DIPA -  juicy and hazy

River Roost Sound the Horns  7%

IPA featuring Citra hops

River Roost Three Piece Suit  9.8%

American Imperial Double IPA

Hopped with Ekuanot, Citra and Mosaic

Ten Bends Luminous #2  7%

Made with local Cascade and Centennial hops

Ten Bends Rotary Chaos  5.8%

fruity &floral IPA w/ a light hop profile including Amarillo & Galaxy.

Zero Gravity Bing Bing 6.8%

Brewed with pilsner malt, oats, and American Wheat. A fine blend of American-grown hops create an exceptionally smooth and tropical delight.

Zero Gravity Easy Wind  5%

A hoppy session beer bursting with Nelson, Citra, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops.



Allagash Avance 9.8%

Sour Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels & finished on Strawberries

Bellwoods Fruit Jelly King   5.6%

Sour Ale dry hopped and brewed with Grapefruit, Pineapple and Tangerine

Boneyard Femur  11%

British Barleywine style beer

Cold Hollow Cider Barn Dance 6.9%

McIntosh Cider infused with cider syrup.

Foam Brewers Bonus Track 5%

Unfiltered Czech-Inspired Pilsner. Dry hopped with Sterling and Saaz.

Foley Bros. Longbeard  6%

An english styled Oatmeal Stout

Frost Heavy Imperial Stout 9%

A seriously deep, dark and delicious beer. Chocolate malt, roasted barley, and flaked oats are among the contributors that give this beer rich, intense layers

Resilience Geppetto Nitro 6.3%

Coffee, marshmallow, milk chocolate. With the creaminess of nitro

Rothaus Pilsner 5.1%

The best aromas of Tettnang and the Hallertau, native malt of summer barley and pure spring water from the Hochschwarzwald give every Rothaus Pils Tannenzäpfle its unique spicy and fresh taste

Sunriver Cocoa Cow  7%

Aromas of dark caramel, milk chocolate and cream. flavors of creamy milk chocolate

Ten Bends Townville Milk Stout  7.1%

Fuggle and Cascade hops w/ lactose

Une Annee Framboise  6.5%

American Wild Ale with Raspberries

Wunderkammer Volume Sixteen:

ordinary diadems
complimented by the honey and a spiced lemon curd flavor from the Goldenrod leaves and raw spelt.


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

On Deck

Hill Farmstead Nitro Shirley Mae  4%

A House favorite- a beautiful Coffee Porter with Nitro creaminess.