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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 February 22nd, 2019

IPA          2.22.19

Boneyard RPM Ipa  6.6%

Their flagship w/ pineapple &citrus in West Coast style

Foam Brewers Think I’m in Love  8%

Tastes of Fresh Orange and Papaya

Foam Brewers The Nameless  7%

tasting notes: papaya, orange peel, pine

Four Quarters Double Comet  8%

DIPA made with Comet Hops

Frost Beer Works Research Series Slushicle  8%

Milkshake Double IPA receiving exclusively Southern Hemisphere dry hops with a dose of lactose.

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

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

Hill Farmstead Harlan  6.2%

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

Hill Farmstead Nelson 6.2% Nelson Single Hop IPA. India pale ale brewed exclusively with Nelson hops personally selected by Shaun during the 2018 harvest.

Maine Beer Co. Lunch   7%

Tropical fruit,citrus fruit,subtle malt sweetness.Made w/

Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe

River Roost Glimpse  8%

a juice bomb w/melon, mango, pineapple, grapes and orange pulp. 8% $7

River Roost Mas Verde  6.7%

Citra and Chinook hopped IPA w/beautiful grapefruit

River Roost Northern Dusky  7.2%

IPA w/ Rye. Hopped w/ Galaxy, Vic Secret, Kohatu, Wai-iti and Motueka

Ten Bends Cream Puff War DIPA  8%

Milkshake style Double IPA brewed with lactose, oats and honey malt with Peach.

Ten Bends Rotary Chaos IPA  5.8%

soft light bodied IPA brewed with Amarillo and Galaxy hops creating a hazy and delicious ale with a pleasing hop finish.     

Zero Gravity Nelson Pale Ale  5.5%

Hop-forward Pale Ale featuring a distinctive blend of Motueka and Nelson Sauvin. A true showcase of New Zealand Hops.


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

Fat Orange Cat Severe Tire Damage 8%

Juicy and hoppy LIMITED

Fat Orange Cat Sweet Jane w/ Strawberry 7.3%

Sweet and creamy with vanilla and orange zest. (contains lactose). LIMITED


Aeronaut Sour Sauvin Hoppy Sour  5.2%

Tart, NZ hopped Blonde Ale, wild microbes provide a fresh, tart bite complemented by Sauvignon Blanc.

Alvinne "Cuvée Freddy (Sofie Edition)" 8% Belgian Blonde Sour Ale tart & funky Nose is classic Flanders w/ tastes of ripe cherries, lemon, & almonds..

Boneyard Femur  11%

Award winning British Barleywine style beer

Cold Hollow Cider Barn Dance 6.9%

McIntosh Cider infused with cider syrup.

Foam City Lights w/ Black Currants & Lactose  5%

Wild Ale w/Black currant and a touch of lactose

Foley Brothers Longbeard  6%

Smooth and tasty Oatmeal Stout

Four Quarters Morning Star  9%

Imperial breakfast stout brewed with Maple Syrup, cold brew coffee and lactose.

Foundation Bedrock Porter  6.7%

Roasted flavors of coffee and chocolate are tempered by subtle hints of caramels

Hill Farmstead Earl  7.2%

this Stout is crafted from American malted barley, Flaked Oats, English roasted malts, American hops, Organic Guatemalan Coffee, our ale yeast, and water from our well.

Hill Farmstead Florence  5.2%

Belgian inspired Wheat ale is crafted from American malted barley, Organic Vermont wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated

Hopfenstark 7 Sisters La Pleide  9.5%

Abbey type beer, dry and malty with spicy flavor and sauvignon grapes.

Resilience Geppetto Nitro 6.3%

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

River Roost Unfallen  11.2%

an Imperial Stout at 11.2% brewed with Ancho Chilies, Chocolate Habaneros, Tahitian Vanilla Beans, Cocoa, and Ceylon Cinnamon!

Rothaus Pils 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 Cocao Cow 7%

classic milk stout but with the addition of roasted Ghana cocoa nibs. Milk sugar and caramel malt build the rich, full flavor.