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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.


Thursday April 25th, 2019

IPA          4.25.19

Deciduous Early Signs  8.4%

Fresh DIPA hopped with Galaxy, Enigma, and Citra.

Foley Brothers Azacca IPA  6%

IPA w/refreshing aroma of mango, papaya, grapefruit, pineapple 45 IBU

Four Quarters Key Lime Pie Shakedown  7.5%(Collaboration with Good Measure Brewing) – Milkshake IPA with lactose, vanilla, key lime, and graham crackers, 7.5%

Four Quarters Sundog  8%

Double IPA with Citra and Amarillo hops.

Frost Beer Works Plush  8%

Plush is a double IPA that lays a soft mouthfeel and intense juiciness on your palate.

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

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

Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #10  8%  

Imperial IPA brewed with honey and oats and hopped with Simcoe, Galaxy & Nelson.

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. Lunch   7%

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

Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe

Maine Beer Co. Spring  6.5%

IPAUtilizing Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Eukuanot hops, Spring has floral hop aromas amd notes of citrus, tropical fruit, and mixed berries.

Resilience Hop Weave  7%

IPA with azacca, citra and cashmere

River Roost Mas Verde  6.7%

Citra and Chinook hopped IPA w/beautiful grapefruit

River Roost Northern Dusky  7.2%

IPA w/ Rye. Hopped w/ Galaxy, Vic Secret, Kohatu, Wai-iti and Motueka

Ten Bends Cream Puff War  8%

A milkshake style Double IPA brewed with lactose, oats and honey malt with peach.

Ten Bends Northern Heights   8%

his hazy, hoppy and juicy Double IPAand is finished with Mosaic and Citra hops.

Zero Gravity Madonna 8.0%

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


Aeronaut Cocao Sutra  7.4%

English style/ Milk Stout Brewed w/ cacao nibs from Somerville Chocolate

Allagash/Brasserie Dupont Saison Ale  6%

Citrus and peppery spice balance its pleasant malt character. This beer is full bodied with a rustic, dry finish.

Burlington Beer Mocaccino  7.4%

Blonde Milk Stout with Chocolate, Coffee, Vanilla & Milk Sugar

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

Collaborative Brewing Valerie Porter  5.3%

Quaffable Porter

Deciduous Strange Allies  5.5%

Porter Blended ale featuring Double Gleam and Won't Back Down.

Evil Twin Aun Mas ToDo Jesus  10%

Imperial stout brewed with cinnamon, cocoa nibs, chili peppers and coffee beans.

Foam Brewers Anemone  5%

Sour Ale conditioned w/ pomegranate and lime

Maine Beer Nitro Mean Old Tom  6.5%

American-style stout aged on organic vanilla beans. Intense notes of coffee and dark chocolate lead way to subtle notes of natural vanilla. Flaked oats generate a silky mouthfeel

River Roost Stripes on Plaid  7%

A sweet brown ale brewed with smoked malt.

Rothaus Pils  5%

The best aromas of Tettnang and the Hallertau, native malt of summer barley & pure spring water from the Hochschwarzwald give its unique spicy & freshness

Sierra Nevada Winterwonder Grass  10%This red ale is a collaboration between friends Sierra Nevada and Breckenridge Distillery. Drinks slightly sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. Notes of chocolate, caramel, & butterscotch are balanced w/ bourbon whiskey barrels.

Wunderkammer Volume 17 Hyla Crucifer 5.7%

Brewed with lichen and mushroom. Tastes of lemon zest and herb.

Zero Gravity Jazz Hands  4.8%

Sour Ale w/ Brettanomyces, infused w/ Ginger, Lime and Vanilla, Dry-Hopped w/ Comet


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