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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




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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 September 25th, 2018 


IPA's                9.25.18  



Bell’s Oracle  10%

West Coast Dipa

Burlington Beer Co. Dazzling Gleam  6%

A Maple and Black Raspberry Milkshake IPA.

Foundation Cosmic Bloom  5.2%

A galactic dose of American and Australian hops combine to create a citrus and berry forward hop profile

Four Quarters Phaze IPA   6.5%

Juicy and dank w/citrus and pulp

Frost Beer Works R.S. “Citrus Bomb” 6%

Freshly brewed Research Series “Citrus Bomb” IPA for the last days of summer!

Frost Beer Works R.S. “EE-KWA-YES” 8%

For fans of phonetics! This Double IPA features Ekuanot cryo hops, delivering juiciness with a slight haze and a crisp, dry finish.

Frost Beer Works Really Pale Ale 5.5%

A hazy VT White Ale with a light body from white wheat and pils malt, bright, citrus dry hop aromatics, and delicious VT ale yeast character.

Hill Farmstead Edward 5.2%

American Pale Ale, unfiltered and dry-hopped with citrus and pine  

Hill Farmstead Susan 6.2%

An IPA brewed with Riwaka, Citra, and Simcoe hops

Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine   8%

This lupulin-ladin India Pale Ale is packed with juicy

tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas and delectable layers of hop flavor

Lawson’s Super Session #7   4.8%

A session IPA made with Idaho 7 hops

Resilience Ponyhawk 8%

This double IPA is loaded with Chinook, Mosaic and Galaxy hops

Ten Bends The Next Bend  7.6%

Next Bend is a Rye Pale Ale and was designed by our former brewer Steve for his final brew day at Ten Bends. Next Bend is slightly spicy, caramel in color with a mild hop profile. This crisp pale ale is great to enjoy as Fall approaches!

Ten Bends Luminous IPA   7%

An experimental IPA from our friends in Hyde Park.

Ten Bends Northern Heights  8%

Hazy, juicy Dipa dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic


Not IPA's

 Andechs Spezial Hell Festbier  5.9%

full, round malt body that cannot fail to fascinate. The soft flavour carries a distinctive balance of sweet accents and hop

Alesmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout   12%

Beautiful rich Vietnamese Coffee variation on the Speedway Stout lineup.

Bells Best Brown Ale 5.8%

hints of caramel & cocoa, it’s malt body balanced w/

American hops.

Downeast Cider Pumpkin Blend  5%

Fall classic with Pumpkin and Spice

Brouwerij Kees Strawberryfields 6%

A unique Fruit and Field style beer from the Netherlands - this chocolate oatmeal stout has tons of strawberries added! Dessert in a glass.

Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel 9.5%

Péché Mortel (French for "Mortal Sin") is an intensely black and dense beer with very pronounced roasted flavours. Fair trade coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer and giving it a powerful coffee taste.

Grimm Guava Mango Pop 4.8%

This tropical sour beer is a creamsicle in a glass. Mangoes, guavas, vanilla, and milk sugar are backed with a grapefruit-like acidity

Highwater Sugaree Maple Pecan Pie  9.8%

Ale brewed with Vermont maple sugar, Bourbon barrel oak chips and pecan

Highwater Violets Are Blue 6%

Violets Are Blue is a 12 month barrel aged sour beer with Violet flowers, ripe Boysenberries and Orris root.

Foundation Zuurzing  4.5%

a farmhouse ale soured with Lactobacillus, which provides a delightfully tart, tangy and crisp, citrusy-sour flavor

Petrus Aged Ale   7.3%

Sour ale aged in Oak Foeders

Resilience Geppetto Nitro  6.3%

with a beige head, this milk stout is characterized by flavors of chocolate, soft coffee roast and marshmallow.

Schilling Hanse 5%

German styled Pilsner w/Straw-gold in color, crisp and clean-finishing with assertive hop bitterness.

Simple Roots Labor of Love  5.3%

A Kettlesour brewed with Raspberries

Weihenstephaner Hefeweiss  5.4%

golden-yellow wheat beer, with its fine-poured white foam, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavour.

Zero Gravity Mungoberry  4.8%

conditioned with 450lbs of peaches, 75lbs blueberries, and 80lbs of strawberries from Adam’s Berry Farm in Charlotte, VT. Lightly soured with wild Lactobacillus Bacteria for a quenching finish.


Alchemist Heady Topper 8%

An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBUs

Alchemist Focal Banger 7%

Crisp, clean malt character w/ copious Citra &

Mosaic hops