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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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Wednesday August 27th, 2015

Special Bottle Release: New to the Menu----Rodenbach Caractere Rouge- macerated with fresh cherries, raspberries and cranberries. After this maceration in oak, the beer re-ferments in the bottle. The result is RODENBACH Caractère Rouge, an exceptional RODENBACH with fruit maceration and a 7% alcohol volume. The brew is more than unique and extremely exclusive, as only 900 75-cl bottles were produced. 750 ml bottle sells for $20.

Alchemist Heady Topper- Double IPA - Hoppy, pineapple, tropical fruit, lemon & citrus8%  $7.00—CAN

Alchemist Focal Banger: American IPA brewed with citra & Mosiac 7% $7- CAN

Allagash Confluence: Brett, Proprietary Belgian yeast, dry hopped Golden Ale. Light, floral, cracker, citrus. 7.5% $7

14 Star Tribute:  Imperial Double IPA, Citrusy smooth hop flavor with a dry finish 8.4% $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% $7.00

Crop Doubletyme DIPA:  Solid, smooth dry hopped double  Ale with Equinox & Eureka  8% $7

Frost Beer Works  Some IIPA:  Am Double/Imp IPA with Citrus & Pine, mildly bitter 8.5% $7

Grassroots Legitimacy: India Pale Ale brewed with 2-row malted barley, oats, and citrusy hops from the Pacific Northwest. Dry hopped with Simcoe 6.7%  $7

Hill Farmstead Citra Pale Ale: American Pale ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Citra hops. 5.4%  $7

Hill Farmstead Edward: American Pale Ale, unfiltered and dry hopped with citrus &  pine 5.2% $6.00

Hill Farmstead Mary: German style Pilsner w/ American two row malt & German lager yeasts 4.6% $7

Hill Farmstead/ Svaneke Raskolnikov: Baltic Porter rich & dark with honey & smoke malt 8% $7

Hill Farmstead Walden: Sessionable Pale/Blonde Ale with Motueka, Amarillo & Simcoe hops 4% $7

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

Lawson’s Super Session#2:  light& refreshing , low alcohol, full hop character of a Session IPA 4.5%  $7

Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout: (Nitro) Sweet, dark delicious stout with roasted malt & coffee flavors 6% $7

Ram Island Maine Meadworks: Lavender Lemon sweetness with touch of sour$7.00

Rodenbach Grand Cru: Belgian red ale with tones of black cherry and vanilla sour 5.2%  $7

Schilling Erastus:Abbey-style Tripel: Belgian style Ale,  Dry, spicy,  peppery, citrus & pear w/ Noble hops. 8%  $7

Schilling Mare Nectaris: Sour Brown Wild Ale complex in both malt presentation and lacto- sourness.  5.4%  $7

Schilling Poppy's Moonship: German Inspired Gose: Coriander & sea salt with assertive sourness. 50% wheat 4.7% $7

Schilling Thaddeus :Belgian-style Dark Strong ale featuring notes of rum, spice and dark fruit. 8.8%  $7

Weinstephaner Hefe: Wheat beer, flavors of clove and banana 5.4% $8


Allagash Fluxus (2015) :brewed with experimental hops, local maple syrup, Pilsner malt and a Belgian yeast strain, dry hopped with experimental hops. 8% $7