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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.


Tuesday July 23rd, 2019

IPA         7.23.19

Aeronaut Improbability Drive  6.1%

IPA infused with Orange Zest ,Vanilla Beans and Lactose

Alchemist Focal Banger  7% CAN

Crisp, clean malt character w/ copious Citra & Mosaic

Alchemist Heady Topper  8% CAN

An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBUs

Foam Brewers Distopian Dream Girl  7%

tasting notes: tropical, orange sorbet, creamsicle

Foley Brothers Changes in Latitude 4.7%

Light, bone dry IPA (Brut), champagne smooth mouth feel with plenty of late hop additions for juicy flavor.

Four Quarters Space Face  7.7%

Double IPA with Citra, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops

Four Quarters Satellites of Brain 7.3%

!PA w/Huell Melon and Mandarina Bavaria

Four Quarters Strawberry Shakedown 7%

Milkshake IPA w/ Barbe Ruby hops, lactose and Strawberries

Foundation Dreamboat  6.6%

Dreamboat is a New England IPA featuring Columbus and Eureka! hops. 

Frost Shush Boy  6%

blend of the spicy Shush IPA with the Citra and Mosaic forward Ponyboy IPA for easy drinking enjoyment.

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

Am. Pale Ale, unfiltered & dry-hopped w/citrus & pine.


Hill Farmstead Works of Love: Earl Grey 3.7%Low abv, hoppy blonde ale with Earl Grey tea; dry hopped with Amarillo, Citra and Centennial

Lawson’s Double Sunshine 8%

This American Double India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aromas, thanks to the abundance of US-grown hops.

Maine Beer Co. Lunch   7%

Tropical fruit,citrus fruit,subtle malt sweetness.Made w/

Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe

River Roost Doubtful Guest  6.8%

New England IPA with Mosaic and Denali hops.

Ten Bends Skygazer 4.8%

Session IPA brewed with Amarillo and Motueka hops

Zero Gravity Jelly Shoes  9.3%

This hop bursting double IPA showcases a new experimental hop varietal HBC 692. Citra, Meridian and Nelson Sauvin hops round out this tropical delight.

Zero Gravity Madonna  8%

Generously hopped Vermont Double IPA made with pilsner malt and American wheat. Balanced, bright and highly satisfying.


Allagash Two Lights  6.7%

Beer brewed with Sauvignon Blanc Must fermented w/ Lager and Champagne yeast

Boneyard PABO Pils  5%

German-style Pilsner single hopped with Saaz.

Bruery Coconut Macaroon  13%

Craving macaroons? This Imperial Stout has been aged in bourbon barrels with added coconut and natural vanilla 

Burlington Beer Co You Can’t Get There From Here Dragon and Passionfruit 4.5% 

Gose style with Dragon and Passionfruit

Cigar City After Sesh 4.5%

Session Ale brewed w/orange, lime and salt

Cigar City Maduro  5.5%

Brown Ale Pours brown in color with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate and hints of espresso. 

Cold Hollow Cider Barn Dance 6.9% A modern semi-dry w/ hints of cooked apple, oak and Pineapple.

Faction Brewing Anomaly Stout Nitro  6.5%

Golden Milk Stout w/cacao nibs, coffee, star anise, & lactose sugar 

Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae  3.8%

American session version of our Everett porter is crafted from American malted barley, English and German roasted malts, American hops, our ale yeast, water from our well, Coffee Collective coffee and lactose sugar. Chocolate, coffee, and light malty sweetness.

River Roost Lagerbier 5.7%

Lager w/ Czech Saaz & Wai-iti

River Roost League of Shadows  7.8%

Rich, roasty stout with cacao nibs and coconut

Reissdorf Kolsch 4.8%

From Cologne w/hop aroma; sweet, vanilla like, malt flavors; and a crisp, dry, finish

Weihenstephaner HefeWeisse  5.4%

Amber wheat beer, with its fine-poured white foam, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavor. It is full bodied with a smooth yeast taste.

Wunderkammer Bier Folk Costume 2  5.4%

Farro ale fermented with mixed culture. Aged in a foudre with rose hips and hibiscus.