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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.


Wednesday July 18th, 2018 


Hoppy                7.18.18  

Foley Brothers Galaxy APA                                   5.9%

American Pale Ale Made with Galaxy make for Passion

Fruit and Lychee aroma

Four Quarters Paddle On                                           7%

Paddle On – Brut-inspired IPA w/ Mosaic and Ella, 7%

Four Quarters Space Force                                         8%

Double IPA w/ Galaxy, Comet, and MAGA…num,

Frost Lushicle DIPA                                                8%

variant of the popular Frost beer Lush, has lactose added for a “soft, creamy mouthfeel accentuating its juicy character.”

Frost Really Pale Ale                                                   5.5%   

A hazy blonde ale brewed with malted wheat. Its light body and bright, complex dry hop aromatics make it both highly refreshing and full of flavor.

Hill Farmstead Edward 5.2%

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

Hill Farmstead Susan                                                      6.5%

An IPA brewed with Riwaka, Citra, and Simcoe hops

Idletyme Pink and Pale                                                    5.5%

traditional American-style Pale Ale infused with grapefruit

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%

Super Session #7 is brewed with copious amounts of

Idaho 7 hops.

Maine Beer Co. Lunch                                                      7%

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

Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe


Resilience Combover                                                      6.7%

IPA loaded with Vic Secret and Galaxy hops


Resilience Pompadour                                                   5.6%

Pompadour is a hazy golden APA that features soft, foamy carbonation and aromas and flavors of spruce, citrus and peach. Features Mosaic, Citra, and Australian Ella hops

River Roost Mas Verde                                                 6.7%

Citra and Chinook Create beautiful grapefruit

River Roost Strong Suit   8.2%

DIPA -  juicy and hazy

Zero Gravity Choice Make Good                                     8.3%

This Double IPA was brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, 007, Nelson Sauvin, Azacca, and Citra Hops.

Not Hoppy

Andech’s Vollbier “Hell”es                                          4.8%

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

Bell’s Cherry Stout                                                          9%

Tinted ruby-black, Cherry Stout gains its signature tartness from 100% Montmorency cherries grown in Michigan's Traverse City region.

Brasserie Dunham Berliner Blackberry Weisse      4.2%       

Tart and fruity

Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday                               14%

Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels

Cider Creek Queen of Tarts  6%

Belgian style cider is fermented

w/Saison Ale yeast &  cranberry

Four Quarters Morning Star                                           10%

Imperial Breakfast Stout

Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae Nitro                            6%

Coffee and lactose sugar. Chocolate, coffee, and light malty sweetness.

Hitachino Espresso Stout                                         7%

Imperial Stout featuring Chinook and Kent Golding w/Chocolate Roasted Malted  Barley.

Idlehands Kill Your Idles                                               5%

A Sour Ale featuring the fruit of Pluots w/ lactose for balance.

Schneider Weisse Original                                            5.4%

pleasantly fruity with a typical top-fermented smell, an aroma of clove and nutmeg apple tantalizes the nose

Schilling Hanse                                                            5%

Straw-gold in color, crisp and clean-finishing with assertive hop bitterness. Noble hops are present on the palate.

Simple Roots Passion Goes-on                              5.4%

German style gose with passionfruit

Zero Gravity Strawberry Moon                              5.2%

This American Sour Ale is brewed with Peterson’s Pilsner malt and 2,400 pounds of organic strawberries from Adam’s Berry Farm in Charlotte, VT



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