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The Best Beer w/ Great Pub Food

The best local vt beer selection~chef jamie nelson's fine fare



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.


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Thursday July 28th, 2016 


Alchemist Heady Topper- Double IPA, wave after wave of hop flavor, tropical fruit, lemon & citrus 8% $7 CAN

Almanac Cold Brew Coffee Barrel Noir: Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels, steeped w/ “cold brewed coffee” 10.3% $7

Allagash James Bean: specialty release, a Belgian Triple barrel aged and infused with Cold Pressed Coffee. 10.4% %7

Burlington Beer Co. Echo Chamber:  Imperial Porter w/flavors of chocolate cake, toffee and cherry 10% $7

Citizen Cider Unified Press: This naturally gluten-free cider off-dry, crisp, clean and refreshing 5.2% $7

Hill Farmstead Citra:An American Pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Citra hops from the American Pacific Northwest 5.4% $7

Hill Farmstead Harlan: Harlan is Edward’s slightly more aggressive alter-ego. Dry Hopped exclusively with Columbus hops 6% $7

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

Idletyme Bohemian Pilsner: Czech Pilsner, golden, light bitterness, dry hop aroma 4.5% $7

Idletyme DIPA: American Style firm bitterness, tropical fruit 8% $7

Four Quarters Sundog: Double IPA Aromas of orange peel & citrus. Orange peel and hop flavors 7.5% $7

Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine: IPA packed with juicy tropical fruit, floral aromas, delectable layers of hop 8% $7

Lawson’s Super Session #2: A single hop session IPA brewed with Amarillo on this batch, and our collaboration with the Vermont Pub and Brewery. 4.8% $7

La Trappe Quadrupel: Ale w/ intense rich flavour and aroma. Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste 10% $7

Marin Brewing Tiburon Blonde: A very light and refreshing ale with great character. German malts, Czech hops and a special Belgian yeast strain give this brew a complexity rarely found in a “blonde.” It’s a “no brainer.” 5% $7.

Ram Island Maine Meadworks: Lavender , Lemon & honey flavors - sweet with a tart following 7% $7

Rodenbach Alexander:  a blend of two-year matured beer from oak standing Foeders and young ale, then macerated with sour cherries 5.6% $7

Schilling Mare Nectaris: Sour brown wild ale- a rich and bright beer, complex in both malt presentation and lacto sour 5.2% $7

Schilling Racogne: Hop-forward Belgo-American ale. 5.5% $7

Singlecut Does Anyone Remember Laughter IPA:Dank resin galore with a heaping of sharp citrus for good measure. 5.2% $7

Weihenstephaner 1516: Kellerbier reveals a touch of caramel. It’s fresh and fruity aroma is owed to the chosen hops and accompanied by a pleasant bitterness 5.6% $7

Zero Gravity Bobolink Saison: Belgian Farmhouse Ale is dry, effervescent, and super refreshing 6.4% $7

ON CASK: Conehead w/ grapefruit and Simcoe 5% $7