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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.


Tuesday November 20th, 2018 

IPA             11.20.18

Aeronaut Hyperfocus  6.8%

A NE IPA brewed in collaboration with Zone 3, featuring Columbus and Galaxy hops

Burlington Beer Co. Elaborate Metaphor  5.4%

New England style Pale Ale brewed with Citra and Amarillo hops. Brewed with Barley, Flaked Oats, Wheat, and Raw Wheat

Foam Brewers Built To Spill  8%

tasting notes: citrus, pineapple, tangerine

Foley Brothers Pieces of Eight  8%

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

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.

Grassroots ®Legitimacy  6%

India Pale Ale brewed with 2-row malted barley, oats, and citrusy hops from the Pacific Northwest. Dry hopped copiously with Simcoe®. Its sessionable drinkability belies its true IPA nature.

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

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

Idletyme DIPA  8%

Tropical Fruit and citrus

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

Lawson’s Super Session #7   4.8%

A session IPA made with Idaho 7 hops

River Roost Unknown Alias 7.2%

with citra and enigma hops

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing 6.7%

NEIPA style, a standout from GABF

Ten Bends Mosaic Session  4.8%

A session IPA brewed with Amarillo and Motueka

Ten Bends Northern Heights  8%

Hazy, hoppy and juicy finished with Mosaic and Citra hops

Zero Gravity Little Birdy  7%

A hoppy delight featuring Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, and a healthy dosing of Pink Guava


Alchemist Heady Topper  8%

An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBUs

Alchemist Focal Banger  7%

Crisp, malt character w/ copious Citra & Mosaic hops


Aeronaut Cocoa Sutra  7%

Milk Stout w/blend of sweet milk chocolate tones w/ light vanilla bean and coffee

Alesmith Speedway Stout  12%

Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. A healthy dose of locally-roasted coffee added to each batch brings out the beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability.

Almanac Interstellar Apricot 6.4%

Farmhouse Ale aged in oak barrels with native apricots

Cider Creek Black Eyed Peach   6.9%

It’s a slightly sweet apple cider with a gentle peach flavor with hint of blackberry.

Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque/Aphrodite 6.5%

A stout brewed with cacao and vanilla

Deciduous Lollipop Forest  5.5%

Sour ale with lactose and fruited with raspberry and blackberry

Deciduous Monochromatic  6%

Version 3 - this iteration has been fruited with loads of apricots, which have us feeling all warm and sunny on gloomy days

Foley Bros. Double Maple Brown. 7.9%

American Strong ale/ nice Maple aroma and dryer coffee and nut taste.

Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Cherry Porter  6%

Salzspeicher Cherry is a American Wild Ale style beer, this is a delicious sour cherry porter.

Frost Limited Release Dopplebock 8%

A strong, rich and weighty lager characterized by an intense malty sweetness with a note of hop bitterness to balance the sweetness.

Highwater Campfire Stout Nitro  6.5%

Nitro stout brewed with graham crackers, molasses, and with natural flavors added. Notes of chocolate and graham cracker topped with a hint of marshmallow.

Idle Hands Lupzilla   6.1%

Mixed culture Farmhouse India Pale. Bright citrus funk featuring El Dorado hops.

Monchshof Festbier 5.6%

A dark golden Festbier, firmly malty & round, but quite well-hopped, with the unrivalled balance of a classic Franconian lager.

Schilling Alexandr 10   4.9%

Alexandr 10 is a sessionable pale lager inspired by similar beers enjoyed in the Czech republic.

Zero Gravity Frisette   5.7%

Collaboration with Odd 13 Brewing of Lafayette, Colorado. 100% Brett fermented and conditioned on organic black currants.