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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- First Come First Serve




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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.


Saturday February 24th, 2018 

Alchemist Heady Topper: An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU 8% $7 CAN

Alchemist Focal Banger: Crisp, clean malt character with copious additions of Citra and Mosaic hops 7% $7 CAN

Boneyard Notorious Triple IPA:this big hoppy IPA has a complex malty flavor with layers a plenty. 11.8% $7

Brewmaster Jack Prinsipia: a Belgian quad style 11.5% $7

Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout:Look for this tasty treat to contain hints of bourbon and vanilla with roasted overtones 9.5% $7

DeDolle Special Export Stout:with roasted malt, caramel malt and pale malt, Nugget hops and the same fermentation as Oerbier. The combination of all that is a bitter, tart beer, with character 8% $7

Downeast Cider Cranberry Blend: made with Cape Grown Cranberries gluten free 5% $7

Edge Brewing Barcelona BBQ Peach and Apricot Sour:Apricot and a very gentle singed sugar flavour complement the fruity, tart characteristics of our house sour ale. 4.7% $7

Foundation Bedrock: Porter Roasted flavors of coffee and chocolate with undercurrents of caramel abound. 6.7% $7

Four Quarters Morning Star: Imperial breakfast stout – contains coffee and lactose. 9% $7

Four Quarters Azacca Phaze Ipa: balanced juiciness featuring Azacca hops 6.5% $7

Frost Beer Works Junior IPA:A little guy with showy aromatics and full flavor. Bihempispherical dry-hopping contributes

to a juicy stonefruit essence. Essentially, Junior squeezes elements of a DIPA into a smaller beer. 6% $7

Green Empire Simcopated Healing: American Double IPA brewed with Simcoe and Mosaic 8% $7

Hill Farmstead Arthur:this Farmstead® ale is crafted from American malted barley, American and European hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated 6% $7

Hill Farmstead Edward: American Pale Ale, unfiltered and dry hopped with citrus &  pine  5.2% $6

Hill Farmstead George:American Brown Ale.  Hopped, rightfully so, with Centennial, Cascade, and a touch of Columbus…6% $7

Hill Farmstead Harlan:Harlan is Edward’s slightly more aggressive alter-ego. Dry-hopped w/ Columbus hops. 6.2% $7

Idletyme DIPA: American-style Double India Pale Ale. Firm bitterness, tropical fruit nose & flavor.8% $7

Lawson’s Sip Of Sunshine IPA - India Pale Ale- light blend of tropical fruits, orange & pine 8%   $7

Lawson’s Super Session#8: American IPA - light, refreshing low alcohol yet full of Mosaic hop 4.8%  $7

Resilience Geppetto Nitro: Coffee, marshmallow, milk chocolate. With the creaminess of nitro 6.1% $7

River Roost Mas Verde: Citra and Chinook Create beautiful grapefruit 6.7% $7

River Roost Washed w/ Mosaic & Motueka:a beautiful Pale Ale 5.8% $7

River Roost Unfallen:Imperial Stout w/ ancho chili, Chocolate habanero, tahitian vanilla bean, chocolate & ceylon cinnamon 11.2% $7

Rothaus Pilsner: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 5.1% $7

Schneider Weiss Adventinus:intensive, typically top-fermented clove-like aroma. On the tongue it is very full-bodied, compact and yet fresh with a hint of caramel. It finishes with a light and delicate taste of bitters 8.2% $7

Schilling Mare Nectaris:Sour brown wild ale- "a rich & bright beer, complex in both malt presentation &lacto sourness" 5.5% $7

Simple Roots New North End IPA: hazy, fruity, soft mouth feel and made with 4 hop varieties.6.6% $7

Ten Bends Northern Heights DIPA:hazy, hoppy and juicy finished with Mosaic and Citra hops. 8% $7

Wunderkammer Volume 10 A Winter Landscape: Ale brewed with lemon, pine🌲 and honey. Fermented in an oak barrel with mixed culture. $7

Zero Gravity Grand Royal DIPA: Galaxy, Mosaic, & 007 hops. Notes of tropical fruit and pine w/ a clean malt backbone. 8.3% $7

Zero Gravity Narconaut:Hoppy Black Ale brewed with Pilsner malt and a premium blend of dark malts. Dry-hopped with Nugget, this beer has an upfront bitterness with a malty backbone and a bitter finish.7% $7