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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.


Wednesday June 19th, 2019

IPA          6.19.19

Boneyard Notorious  11.5%

This ale pours a clear amber color with a light white head. Huge grapefruit and pine aroma lead to flavors of citrus, tropical fruits and honey.

Foley Bros. Tipping Point 7.5%

Blend of Medusa, El Dorado and Jarrylo Hops

Foam Brewers Built To Spill  8%

DIPA tasting notes: citrus, pineapple, and tangerine

Hill Farmstead Abner 8%

Pale and Caramel Malt; Dextrose; Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe®, and Warrior hops; Ale Yeast, and our Well Water.

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

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

Hill Farmstead Double Nelson 8%

Imperial India pale ale brewed exclusively with Nelson Sauvin™. Single Hop Series

Hill Farmstead Mosaic 6%

Single Hop India Pale Ale with Mosaic®. India pale ale brewed exclusively with Mosaic® hops.

Hill Farmstead Riwaka Single Hop Pale Ale 5%

Pale ale brewed exclusively with Riwaka hops

Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #5  8.1%

Imperial IPA. American and New Zealand hops. Think Grapefruit..

River Roost Mas Verde  6.7%

Citra and Chinook hopped IPA w/beautiful grapefruit

River Roost Morilla  6.7%

Mosaic and Amariilo blend together to form the hazy monster Mo'rilla

River Roost Object M31 6.6%

Gorgeous Galaxy hopped IPA

Ten Bends Cream Puff War  8%

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

Ten Bends Motueka Session  4.9%

A hazy, light and mild session ale brewed and dry hopped with hops from both sides of the globe... Motueka hops from New Zealand and Amarillo hops from the U.S.

Zero Gravity Madonna  8%

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


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


Allagash Wannigan  10%

Tripel Ale Aged in Port Whiskey Barrels

Brouwerij Alvinne Cuvee Sofie “Kweeper”  8%

Flemish Sour aged on red wine barrels, macerated on Quince

Burlington Beer Finca Las Torres 7.3%

Barista Series Coffee Porter w/single origin coffee

Burlington Beer Co. Mocaccino  7%

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

Deciduous Strange Allies  5.5%

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

Foam Brewers Bonus Track#11 Sour Ale  4.5%

Sour Ale fermented with lemons and conditioned on ginger.

Lawson’s Finest Scrag Mountain Pils  4.8%

inspired by the traditional Czech Pilsner style. Our house lager is a tribute to the source of Waitsfield’s town water and the aquifer deep beneath Scrag Mountain.

North Coast Old Rasputin NITRO  9%

rich, intense brew with big complex flavors and a warming finish.

River Roost League of Shadows  7.8%

Rich, roasty stout with cacao nibs and coconut

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

Schilling Hierarchy  5.8%

A unique Spring Saison defined by floral, spice and citrus notes from Michigan Mackinac and Huell Melon hops

Stone Totalitarian  10.5%

Russian Imperial Stout tastes of deeply dark fruit flavors with rich chocolate and coffee overtones.

Wunderkammer Bier volume eighteen: Ghost Pipes 5.5% Volume eighteen was the last foraged beer of the 2018 season. This beer was brewed with a simple grist and homegrown hops (thanks Bob!) and fermented on the yeast cake of Hyla Crucifer, my lichen/mushroom beer, in order to express the earthy character left in the yeast. The result is a bright, lemon and earth tones. I hope you enjoy.

Zero Gravity Loral Lager  5%

A golden style lager was brewed with Pilsner malt. Light on the pallet this lager gives you depth and the added flavor of Loral hops.