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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

Dinner 5-9

Bar 12-12

No Reservations- First Come First Serve




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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.


Thursday May 24th, 2018

Alchemist Heady Topper: An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU 8% $7 CAN

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

Almanac Strawberry Melon:Sour farmhouse ale w/fresh strawberries & honeydew melon 8.1% $7

Cider Creek Queen of Tarts: Belgian style cider is fermented w/Saison Ale yeast &  cranberry 6% $7

Boneyard Hop Venom:Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook & CTZ. Hop Venom’s delicate malt allows the double dry-hopped flavors & aromas of tangerine & pine to dominate while not being excessively bitter. 9% $7

Brasserie Dunham Sirkawa Costa Rica: Imperial Strong coffee aroma with roasted malt. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate notes 9.5% $7

Breakside Salted Caramel Stout: a rich extra stout w/ caramelized lactose & fleur de sel. 6.7% $7

Einbecker Maibock: This Mai-Ur-Bock is a traditional springtime beer with a pale orange color, a fluffy off-white head, and a honeyed, toffeeish malt aroma 6.5% $7

Foley Brothers Loco Moco: Imperial Stout brewed with blackstrap molasses. 10.2% $7

Four Quarters Sundog: Double IPA with Citra and Amarillo hops 7.5% $7

Frost Beer Works Research Series Your Oyster: Your Oyster IPA showcases pearl malt and features Eureka hops. Its profile is both bright and dank, with showy fruit, as well as subtle pine and spice 7% $7

Hill Farmstead Edward: American Pale Ale, unfiltered and dry-hopped with citrus and pine 5.2% $7

Hill Farmstead Everett: a Porter crafted from American malted barley, English and German roasted malts, American hops, HF’s ale yeast, and well water. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Great depth, and complex chocolate, coffee, and malty sweetness. 7.2% $7

Hill Farmstead Harlan: Edward's slightly more aggressive brother. Dry-hopped w/ Columbus hops. 6.2% $7

Hill Farmstead Susan: is an IPA brewed with Riwaka, Citra, and Simcoe hops.  6.2% $7

Idle Hands Edgeworth Pilsner: American style pilsner w/ floral & citrus notes in the nose, crisp and cracker-like malt character w/ hoppy flavors of lemon, citrus rind and fresh cut grass 4.8% $7

Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine:This lupulin-ladin India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas and delectable layers of hop flavor 8% $7

Lawson’s Super Session#8: American IPA - light, refreshing low alcohol yet full of Mosaic hop 4.8%  $7

Maine Beer Co. MO: Flavors and aromas of zesty citrus, passionfruit, and pine present themselves throughout. A very subtle malt sweetness for balance, but this is intended to finish dry 6% $7

Resilience Geppetto Nitro: Coffee, marshmallow, milk chocolate. With the creaminess of nitro 6.3% $7

Revision Social Fermentation IPA: Northeast IPA. Citra and Mosaic of course, and our buddy Amarillo, life of the party Galaxy and recent addition to the squad Vic Secret 6.5% $7

River Roost Big Smooth:brewed for 2nd Anniversary. Double IPA w/ Citra &Galaxy hops 8.2% $7

River Roost Happiness Hotel V2: Simcoe, Motueka and Idaho 7 create this Pale ale. 5.7% $7

Simple Roots Labor of Love: A kettle sour saison fermented on raspberries.5.6% $7

Singlecut “Billy”Half-Stack: PNW / Aussie hop blend. Super smooth malt base, pine resin, bright tangerine and pineapple hop flavor and aromatics. 6.6% $7

Ten Bends Luminous IPA: Idaho 7, Centennial and Citra create bright citrus. 7% $7

Weihenstephaner/Sierra Nevada Braupakt: fruity - hoppy Hefeweißbier w/ hop variety Hallertauer tradition w/ American Amarillo and Chinook 6% $7

Zero Gravity Vt Haze: a Session beer, brewed w/ wheat, rye, Citra, Simcoe,& Amarillo & dry-hopped w/ Nelson Sauvin 4.2% $7