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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.


Thursday June 21st, 2018 


Hoppy              6.21.18

Aeronaut A Year w/Dr.Nandu:                               6.7%

IPA Brimming w/ Centennial & Mosaic hops

Aeronaut Pina Colada IPA:                                      7.1%    

NEIPA with Pineapple puree, coconut and lactose

Foley Bros. Big Bang IPA                                          5.5%

brewed with Citra and Galaxy then dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo and Simcoe. Aromas are a melody of

Grapefruit, passion fruit, papaya, lychee and melon.

Foley Bros. Triple Maiden                                        10%

A Big giant Triple IPA

Frost Beer Works Lush                                             8%

DIPA with luxuriant aromatics and succulent favors. The combination of hops from both hemispheres and our ale yeast complement each other to create rich, juicy character

Frost Beer Works Lushicle                                         8%

A new softer and creamier iteration of "Lush"

Frost Beer Works Really Pale Ale                          5.5%

Blonde ale brewed w/ malted wheat make for light

body & bright, complex dry hop aromatics

Frost Beer Works Shush Boy:                                   6%

With Eureka, Mosaic, Denali, and Lemondrop hops

Make a citrusy, tropical beer; however, he'll leave your

palate with hints of resiny dankness .

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 hops.

Hill Farmstead Mutual Admiration                      6.4%

IPA Based on the collaborative effort with Alpine and Hill Farmstead w/Amarillo, Centennial, Citra & Nelson.

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

Lawson’s Typecast:                                                     6.7%

heavily dry hopped Farmhouse ale using ingredients from both CT and VT. We used VT white cedar and CT balsam fir tips in the boil.

Resilience Combover:                                                 6.7%

American IPA loaded with Vic Secret and Galaxy hops.

River Roost Three Piece Suit                                     9.8%

Hopped with Ekuanot, Citra and Mosaic

Ten Bends Luminous #3                                               7%

Idaho 7, Centennial and Citra create bright citrus

Zero Gravity Sippie Wallace                                     8.2%

Double IPA combines Citra, Equinox, Waimea, Centennial, and an Experimental hop Varietal with Golden Promise and 2-row malt.



Not Hoppy

Aeronaut 1st Steps on a Sour Planet                      3%

Berliner-weisse with Passion Fruit

Alesmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout                    12%

Russian imperial stout with vietnamese coffee

Andech Vollbier Hell                                                 4.8%

Munich Helles w/ mild sweetness marries well w/

the velvety bitterness of the hops. It concludes on a

rounded, harmonious note.

Cider Creek Queen of Tarts                                     6%

Belgian style cider is fermented

w/Saison Ale yeast &  cranberry

Frost Beer Works Whiskey Barrel Aged Maple Ale   9%

brown ale brewed with maple syrup spent eight months

in barrels that previously held Runamok bourbon

barrel-aged maple syrup.

Highwater Campfire Stout Nitro                          6.5%

4 lbs per bbl of Graham crackers in the mash, we used

chocolate malt and toasted marshmallow flavor

Highwater Sugaree Maple Pecan Pie                    9.8%

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

Le Trou du Diable L’Imperatrice                              9%

Imperial stout aged in American Bourbon barrels features notes of roasted malt, with undertones of coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla

Schilling Hanse                                                         5%

German style Pilsner. Straw-gold in color, crisp and clean-finishing with assertive noble hop bitterness

Wunderkammer Mosaic Bottle Fly                          5.5%                                              

Single hop (Mosaic) pale ale fermented with mixed culture and dry hopped. This dry pale ale has tons of citrus and tart funk going on from the liberal hopping and citrusy brett. refreshing and bright!



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