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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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Thursday August 25th, 2016 


Alchemist Heady Topper- Double IPA, wave after wave of hop flavor, tropical fruit, lemon & citrus 8% $7 CAN

Almanac Donut Dynamo Barrel Noir:yeast fermented donut laden with real maple syrup, crispy bacon and a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. 10.2% $7

14th Star VT Batch #72 Vt Style Double IPA. Brewed with copious amounts of Australian and American hop. Flavor consists of tropical fruit juice, spice, wood, and citrus. 8% $7

Base Camp RCTID (Rose City till I Die): Imperial Coffee Chocolate Bourbon Oak Milk Stout 8.3% $7

Boneyard Notorious Triple IPA: Huge grapefruit and pine aroma lead to flavors of citrus, tropical fruits and honey. Hops are abundant 12% $7

Citizen Cider Unified Press: This naturally gluten-free cider off-dry, crisp, clean and refreshing 5.2% $7

Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett: formulated like a Baltic porter, fermented with Brettanomyces before being transferred to whiskey barrels for further aging and fermentation 9.6% $7

Hill Farmstead Edward: American Pale Ale, unfiltered and dry hopped with Citrus &  pine  5.2% $6

Hill Farmstead Arthur: crafted from American malted barley, American and European hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated 6% $7

Hill Farmstead Table Dorothy:  A low alcohol reinterpretation of our dry-hopped farmstead ale Dorothy. Brewed with wheat and fermented with Brettanomyces 4.5% $7

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

Firestone Walker Nitro Velvet Merlin: Oatmeal Stout w Milk Sugar. Smooth coffee flavors on nitro 5.5% $7

Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA:double dry‐hopped to create bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors, all contrasted by pale malt sweetness to rein in the intensity. 7.5% $7

Foley Brothers Pieces of Eight: DIPA brewed & dry hopped twice with 8 hop varieties 8% $7

Frost Research Series #117: DIPA is a step toward the refinement of a luscious, juicy Double IPA. ABV: 8%,

Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine: IPA packed with juicy tropical fruit, floral aromas, delectable layers of hop 8% $7

Lawson’s Super Session #2: A single hop session IPA brewed with Amarillo on this batch, and our collaboration with the Vermont Pub and Brewery. 4.8% $7

Ram Island Maine Meadworks: Lavender , Lemon & honey flavors - sweet with a tart following 7% $7

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

Singlecut 18 Watt: Session IPA orange zest, pine and tropical fruit 5% $7

Singlecut El 34: Session IPA hoppy with nice grapefruit 3.8% $7

Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weisse: golden-yellow wheat beer, with its fine-poured white foam, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavour. It is full bodied and with a smooth yeast taste. 5.4% $7

Weihenstephaner Pilsner: Golden-yellow and bright, a distinctive aroma of hops with a pleasant bitterness. 5.1% $7



On Cask:

Zero Gravity Conehead dry hopped with Tacoma and Hibiscus 5.7% $7