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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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Monday May 23rd, 2016



Alchemist Focal Banger: American IPA brewed with Citra & Mosaic 7% $7  - CAN

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

Almanac Farmer's Reserve Strawberry:: Sour Blonde Ale aged in Wine Barrels w/ Strawberries 7% $7

Almanac Hoppy Sour Equinox: blend of blonde ale aged in wine barrels and a farmhouse ale from foeders with brettanomyces. The result is a complex base of stone fruit, oak, and earthy funk to complement the fruity punch of Equinox hops. 7% $7

Alpine Hoppy Birthday:Session IPA. Made with 6 different hops 5.2% $7

Burlington Beer Company Chunky: American Porter- Layers of roasted peanuts meets chocolate & graham cracker 11% $7

Citizen Cider Full Nelson: Hoppy slightly bubbly cider made with Nelson Sauvin hops. 6.8% $7.00

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

Firestone Walker Double Jack: bright grapefruit and tangerine American hop aromas w/ taste of stone fruit ,followed w/ blue basil and pine 9.5% $7

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion: West Coast IPA flavors of candied mango,  grapefruit zest and green tea 5.9% $7

Foley Brothers Fair Maiden: Imp double IPA, 7 hops, Citra, Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Magnum, medium bitterness 8.2% $7

Frost Beer Works Research Series Lush#2: DIPA double dry-hopped version of Lush with Simcoe 8% $7

Gigantic Kiss The Goat: Dopplebock light bitter with a light sweet malt, light coffee palate 6.6% $7

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

Hill Farmstead Conduct of Life:  American Pale Ale, unfiltered & dry hopped with Citra & Amarillo 5.2% $7

Hill Farmstead Sumner: American Pale Ale brewed with Simcoe, Citra, & Mosaic hops. 5% $7

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

Lawson’s Spring Fever: full flavored like an American IPA with the session-ability of a light beer.3.8% $7

Lawson’s Super Session # 2 A single hop session IPA brewed with Amarillo 4.8% $7

North Coast Old Rasputin Nitro:loaded with chocolate and coffee aromas, some roasty notes and bready yeast. 9% $7

Upper Pass First Drop: American IPA brewed with five hops and an English base malt 6.5% $7

Steenbrugge Piraat: Aged malty sweet, warm, complex and rich hopbitter 10.5% $7

Zero Gravity Bretthead: Conehead IPA hopped with Citra and fermented with Brettanomyces 5.5% $7

Zero Gravity Conehead: Wheat IPA hopped with Citra 5.7% $6.00