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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 December 16th, 2018 

IPA             12.16.18

Boneyard Notorious IPA3   11.5%

Huge grapefruit and pine aroma lead to flavors of citrus, tropical fruits and honey. Hops are abundant and explode from the glass while balancing amazingly well with the malts. Careful….

Foam Brewers The Shining 8%

DIPA w/tastes of pineapple, mango, smoothie

Foley Brothers Big Bang  5.5%

Unfiltered single IPA w/ Citra and Galaxy dry hopped w/ Citra, Mosaic Amarillo & Simcoe. Complex aromas of Grapefruit, lychee, passionfruit, papaya &melon.

Frost Lush  8%

A double IPA with luxuriant aromatics &succulent flavors. The combination of hops from both hemispheres & our ale yeast complement each other to create rich, juicy character.

Hill Farmstead Abner  8%

American malted barley, a plethora of Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe®, and Warrior hops It is unfiltered and double dry hopped.  Aromatic and flowery, bursting with notes of citrus and pine

Hill Farmstead Difference and Repetition   6%

A new American IPA series brewed with Hallertau Blanc and Simcoe

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

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

Hill Farmstead Harlan 6%

Harlan is Edward’s slightly more aggressive alter-ego. Dry-hopped exclusively with Columbus hops

Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #7  8%

Imperial Pale Ale brewed exclusively with Simcoe and Amarillo® hops from the Pacific Northwest...

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

Maine Beer Co. Dinner  8.2%

Intense citrus, grapefruit tropical fruit, lemon and pine. Citra, Falconers Flight Mosaic and Simcoe

River Roost Deeryard  5.2%

Dank pale ale with a dry hop of Columbus, centennial, simcoe, and amarillo hops

River Roost Strong Suit   8.2%

DIPA -  juicy and hazy

River Roost Unknown Alias 7.2%

with citra and enigma hops

Ten Bends Luminous #3  8%

DIPA made w/ motueka, Cascade and Rakau

Zero Gravity Valentina 8%

DNEIPA made with Comet,&Sabro. Beautiful lychee, tangerine and apricot                


Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout on Cask  6.1%

Named for its velvety smooth, creamy texture, this incredibly rich stout is brewed with 10 different specialty roasted malts chosen that impart notes of rich mocha and espresso. Dark and sweet tones intermingle with a soft, roasty finish

Aeronaut Bruce of Sumac   6.2%

Rosy & tart wheat ale, made with wild foraged sumac

Alesmith Speedway Stout  12%

Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, &caramel. A healthy dose of locally-roasted coffee &dark chocolate

Allagash Pictavia  9.3%

A Belgian-style scotch ale aged in scotch barrels. Pictavia (the former name of Scotland) has sweet honey and caramel notes balanced by oak

Almanac Interstellar Apricot 6.5%

Sour Farmhouse Ale Aged with Apricots

Andechser Vollbier Hell  4.8%

Lager Helles-Its light and soft body leaves a pleasant, tangy taste in the mouth. The mild sweetness marries well with the velvety bitterness of the hops. It concludes on a rounded, harmonious note.

Downeast Cider Winter Blend  6.5%

with toasted oak chips, cinnamon bark, nutmeg

Foundation Forge  10%

A Russian Imperial Stout Forge highlights deep chocolate, coffee and malt flavors with round, citrusy hops in the background.

Gigantic The Deep Nitro  8%

Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Nitro

Hill Farmstead Everett  7.5%

A Porter-Decadent in its depth, with a complex backbone of chocolate, coffee, and malty sweetness.

Hopfenstark Assemblage #10 10%

A tribute to the 10 anniversary. Nice sweet chocolate malt, light vanilla, loads of coffee, bourbon barrel and licorice. Yum!

River Roost Stripes on Plaid  7%

A Brown ale brewed with smoked malts

Ten Bends Townville Milk Stout  7.1%

Fuggle and Cascade hops w/ lactose

Wunderkammer Yarrow Beer  4.2%

Yarro brewed special, Fantastic complex sour, maybe Saison.

Zero Gravity Bohemian Dark  5.2%

brewed w/ Bohemian floor-malted barley & Czech Saaz Cans

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