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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.


Sunday September 22nd, 2019

IPA    9.22.19  


Alchemist Heady Topper  8% CAN Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBUs

Alchemist Focal Banger  7% CAN Crisp, clean malt character w/ copious Citra & Mosaic

Alesmith Hi Hoaloha 5.2% hoppy pale ale with authentic Koshihikari rice along w/ fruit-forward Galaxy hops. A tropical bounty of passionfruit, citrus, and mango flavors.

F0am Brewers Experimental Jet Set  9.2% tasting notes: tropical fruit, soft resin, nutty

Foley Brothers Big Bang  5.5% Unfiltered single I.P.A 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.

Four Quarters Stikky Vikky 8% A DIPA featuring Vic Secret Hops.

Frost Beer Works Lush 8% DIPA w/ luxuriant aromatics and succulent flavors. The combination of hops from both hemispheres and our ale yeast join forces to create rich, juicy character.

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2% Am. Pale Ale, unfiltered & dry-hopped w/citrus & pine.

Hill Farmstead Double Nelson 8% Imperial India pale ale brewed exclusively with Nelson Sauvin™

Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine   8%This lupulin-laden India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas and delectable layers of hop flavor

Port Brewing Hop-15  11% big citrus character Hop-15 is w/ notes of tropical and stone fruits. Nice spicy hop finish

River Roost Mas Verde  6.7%

Citra and Chinook hopped IPA w/beautiful grapefruit

River Roost MO’RILLA 6.7%Mosaic and Amariilo blend together to form the hazy monster Mo'rilla

Ten Bends Luminous #4  7.2% brewed and generously dry-hopped with Styrian Wolf hops. This Slovenian hop offers intense fruity flavors with notes of tangerine.


Bells Porter  5.6% Notes of chocolate, coffee and roasted barley are offset with just a slight hop bitterness.

Cold Hollow Cider Barndance 6.9%  Light, clean, sparkling

Exhibit A Briefcase Porter  5.4% Toasted dark bread and nutty aromas start you off followed by light roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a touch of blackberry. 

Foam Brewers Bonus Track-18  5% fruited sour w/ Passion-fruit and finger limes

Four Quarters 4 Quarterez 6% Mojito-inspired sour ale w/ orange zest, juice, and spearmint

Highwater Campfire Stout Nitro  6.5% Stout brewed with graham crackers, molasses with S’more taste.

Rare Barrel Stone Age Love   5.7%

blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels with tart cherries. Fermented with Brettanomyces Anomala, Saison yeast, and a Belgian mixed culture

Schneider -Weisse Original 5.4% classic German Hefe-Weizen

Stout Rullquin- Gueuzerie Tilquin 7%Beer of mixed fermentation, obtained from a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune (Stout de Gaume) and 1/8 of a blend of 1-year-old Lambics, which has matured for 8 months in oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the keg. 

Sunriver Cocoa Cow  7% classic milk stout but with the addition of roasted Ghana cocoa nibs.  Milk sugar and caramel malt build the rich, full body of this brew, with mild roasted notes coming from two varieties of chocolate malt.

Trillium Black Currant Wild Sinister Kid 10.4% Dark Strong Ale aged in oak bourbon barrels. Dark maroon in color, upfront fruity aromatics entwined with hints of oak. Tart, wild ale offers complex flavors of plum, raisin, raspberry, and red wine, finishing dry with light to medium body. 

Wunderkammer Bier Folk Costume 3 4%This is the third installment on my expansive definition of Wit beer. Traditionally, Wit is raw wheat, coriander, and orange peel. I’ve been brewing these beers to explore different raw grains combined with light-handed citrus flavors and spicing This release features a large portion of raw rye as well as honey, lemon peel and cardamom. The result is a beautiful mixed fermentation with delicate high notes from the spicing.

Wurztburger Kiliani Fest 5.9% Oktoberfest Märzen beer 


Equilibrium Brewers

Featured Guest Brewers

There And Back Again  – Wild Ale 6.0% ABV

There And Back Again Mango/Lime Wild Ale 6.0% ABV

Energy EvolutionTIPA 10.5% ABV

mc^3 TIPA 10.0% ABV

Energy Equals – DIPA 8.0% ABV

Harvester of SimcoeDDH DIPA 8.5% ABV, Simcoe forward