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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.


Tuesday April 24th, 2018

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

Alchemist Focal Banger: Crisp,clean malt character w/ copious additions of Citra &Mosaic hops 7% $7 CAN

Alesmith Nut Brown Ale:English-style ale is smooth, dark, and rich. A variety of specialty malts along w/ East Kent Goldings and Styrian Goldings hops fresult in the malt sweetness without bitterness. 5% $7

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

Brasserie Dunham Sirkawa Costa Rica: Imperial Strong coffee aroma with roasted malt. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate notes 9.5% $7

Burlington Beer Co. Elaborative Metaphor: New England style Pale Ale brewed w?Citra and Amarillo hops. 5.4% $7

Citizen Cider Full Nelson: Vt. Apples w dry hopped Nelson Hops 6.9% $7

Firestone Walker Sucaba(2018):Barley-wine elivers big, boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combine with soft chocolate malt undertones. Complex malt flavors are framed in oak with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut and a touch of dark cherry 12.5% $7

Foley Brothers Loco Moco: Imperial Stout brewed with blackstrap molasses. 10.2% $7

Foley Brothers Pieces of Eight:This delicious double IPA is brewed and dry hopped twice with an amazing blend of eight hop varieties to create a one of a kind experience 8% $7

Frost Beer Works Double Shush:  DIPA tangy and tropical with pronounced citrus and hints of spice 8% $7

Frost Beer Works Junior IPA:A little guy with showy aromatics and full flavor. Bi-hemispherical dry-hopping contributes to a juicy stone-fruit essence.Junior squeezes elements of a DIPA into a smaller beer. 6% $7

Frost Beer Works PonyBoy: This IPA incorporates Golden Promise, Citra, and Mosaic 5.5% $7

Hill Farmstead Edward: American Pale Ale, unfiltered and dry-hopped with citrus and pine 5.2% $7

Idletyme Guava Lotta Love DIPA: DIPA on Guava fruit. 8% $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

Maine Beer Co. Lunch: East Coast” version of a West Coast-style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and pine dominate 7% $7

Mayflower Imperial Stout: American double/ Imperial stout 10th anniversary. 11% $7

Resilience Geppetto Nitro: Coffee, marshmallow, milk chocolate. With the creaminess of nitro 6.1% $7

Resilience Pompadour: APA features Mosaic, Citra, and Australian Ella hops. 5.6% $7

Resilience Ponyhawk: This double IPA is loaded with Chinook, Mosaic and Galaxy hops. 8% $7

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

River Roost Martian Moon House DIPA:Tropical fruit for days, nice cereal/pale malt backbone made with Galaxy hops 8% $7

River Roost Strong Suit: DIPA  Dipa with juicy and hazy 8.2% $7

River Roost Tropical Moonhouse: Puree Soursop / Tangerine and Lactose w/ Martian Moonhouse 7.4% $7

Schilling Hanse: a German style Pilsner 5% $7

Schilling Poppy’s Moonship w/Raspberries: Gose w/ raspberries 5.2% $7

Schilling Schlaumeier: Bavarian-style Hefeweizen. Balanced banana-clove notes.
4.7% $7

Ten Bends Rakau Session: session Pale ale made with N.Z. Rakau hops( hoppy not bitter) 4.9% $7

Weihenstephaner Vitus:spicy single-bock:brewed w/ centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill. Fruity smell of dried apricots joins aromas of citrus, cloves and hints of banana.7.7% $7         

On Cask: Zero Gravity Oatmeal Stout w/ Aztec Spices 4.5% $6                                                                 4/24/18