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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- First Come First Serve




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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.


Saturday March 24th, 2018


Alchemist Heady Topper: An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU 8% $7 CAN

Alchemist Focal Banger: Crisp, clean malt character with copious additions of Citra and Mosaic hops 7% $7 CAN

Almanac Astounding Enterprise:Imperial Sour Red Ale aged in wine barrels w/ Merlot grapes, raspberries, cacao & vanilla    Beans 9.2% $7

Base Camp S’more Stout: Sweet, honeyed, mallow notes. Biscuity and chocolatey maltiness. Even a touch of rauchmalt for a      little campfire smoke at the end of the taste. 7.7% $7

Breakside Stout: it has notes of roast coffee, dark cherry, burnt toast, aged rum and bitter dark chocolate. 7% $7

Alvinne Cuvee Freddy (Sofie Edition)" is a barrel aged version of our blond 10 ABV sour 8% $7

Downeast Cider Original Blend: gluten- free native cider 5% $7

Foundation Venture: Columbus,Cascade,Chinook,El Dorado &Mosaicflavors of berries, tropical fruit, citrus and pine without lingering bitterness 8% $7

Four Quarters Morning Star: Imperial breakfast stout – contains coffee and lactose. 9% $7

Four Quarters Schmilsson: a sour w/ toasted coconut, lime and sea salt 5.5% $7

Four Quarters Chrysalis: Citra dry hopped lightly smoked red ale 7% $7

Frost RS Shush Boy: research and explore a new IPA w/mango sweetness with a touch of tart orange 6% $7

Hill Farmstead Abner:Imperial Pale Ale-Unfiltered, dry hopped, flowery, citrus & pine 8%  $7

Hill Farmstead Earl:this Stout is crafted from American malted barley, Flaked Oats, English roasted malts, American hops, Organic Guatemalan Coffee, our ale yeast, and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated 7.2% $7

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

Hill Farmstead Everett: Porter w/ chocolate, coffee, and malty sweetness. 7.5% $7

Knee Deep Breaking Bud: flavors and aromas of Mosaic. Also in the hop mix are Simcoe and CTZ, creating layers of mango, passion fruit, pine and dank 6.5% $7

Lawson’s Sip Of Sunshine IPA - India Pale Ale- light blend of tropical fruits, orange & pine 8%   $7

Lawson’s Super Session#8: American IPA - light, refreshing low alcohol yet full of Mosaic hop 4.8%  $7

Left Hand Chai Milk Stout Nitro: like a chai latte 5% $7

Left Hand Brewing Wake Up Dead RIS:Hints of raisins, black licorice, coffee and dark chocolate are followed by earthy, herbal hop notes. 10.2% $7

Resilience Manual Labor: American Porter w/ rich clean coffee taste 5.4% $7

River Roost Illusionati: Coffee Stout w/ Abracadabra Coffee 6.8% $7

River Roost Glimpse:  a juice bomb w/melon, mango, pineapple, grapes and orange pulp. 8% $7

River Roost MO’RILLA: Mosaic and Amariilo blend together to form the hazy monster Mo'rilla 6.7% $7

Rothaus Pilsner:The best aromas of Tettnang and the Hallertau, native malt of summer barley and pure spring water from the Hochschwarzwald give every Rothaus Pils Tannenzäpfle its unique spicy and fresh taste 5.1% $7

Schilling Paulus:(pronounced Pow’loos) is typical of the quaffable golden beers brewed for the Oktober and harvest festivals in Bavaria each fall. Paulus is malt-forward, yet hopped sufficiently with noble hops to provide balance. 4.7% $7

Schneider Weiss Adventinus:intensive, typically top-fermented clove-like aroma. On the tongue it is very full-bodied, compact and yet fresh with a hint of caramel. It finishes with a light and delicate taste of bitters 8.2% $7

Simple Roots Good Neighbor IPA:An IPA featuring mosaic and citra hops 6.5% $7

Ten Bends Northern Heights DIPA:  hazy, hoppy and juicy finished with Mosaic and Citra hops. 8% $7

Wunderkammer Vol. 11 Ghostpipes: Vasili uses the lees of Vol.10 Bufo Americanus, adds Bob M’s backyard hops to create this lovely saison. Brilliant. 4% $7

Zero Gravity Little Birdy: IPA  hoppy delight featuring Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, and a healthy dosing of Pink Guava 7.4% $7