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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.


Friday August 23rd, 2019


IPA    8.23.19     

Alchemist Heady Topper  8% CAN

An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBUs

Alchemist Focal Banger  7% CAN

Crisp, clean malt character w/ copious Citra & Mosaic

Burlington Beer Company Intangible Tides  10% Triple Dry Hopped Triple IPA. Hopped with Vic Secret, Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo.

Foam Built To Spill 8%

Tasting notes: citrus, pineapple and tangerine

Foam Caribou DIPA  8.6%

tasting notes: papaya, dank, clementine, mango

Foley Brothers Big Bang  5.5%

Unfiltered single I.P.A brewed with Citra and Galaxy then dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo and Simcoe. 

Four Quarters Phaze 6.5% Juicy and dank w/citrus and pulp

Four Quarters SpaceFace 7.7%

DIPA with Citra and Mosaic.

Frost Beer Works Lushicle  8%

Lushsicle includes a small dose of lactose that provides this iteration of Lush with a soft, creamy mouthfeel accentuating its juicy character.

Frost Beer Works Ponyboy  5.5%

This IPA incorporates Golden Promise, Citra, and Mosaic.

Greater Good Pulp  8%

hop profile - dominant citrusy and tropical notes with minimal bittering notes. 

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2% Am. Pale Ale, unfiltered & dry-hopped w/citrus & pine.

Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude#5  8%

American imperial IPA brewed with American and New Zealand hops. Think Grapefruit. 

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

Port Brewing Citrus and Piney  8.5%

Bold orange peel and honey aromas with a faint hint of bready malt define this IPA. The citrus and piney are both on full display, with tangerine and grapefruit notes that lead to a crisp spicy finish.

Port Brewing Shark Attack  9.5%

Our double red ale, is a classic west coast-style Imperial Red Ale brewed w/ Crystal Malts, Centennial and Cascade Hop. A smooth malty beer Americanenerous hop character finishes w/sweet caramel hints &spicy hops.

River Roost Glimpse  8%

a juice bomb w/melon, mango, pineapple, grapes and orange 


Alesmith Speedway Stout  12% A HUGE Imperial Stout that weighs in at an impressive 12% ABV! As if that's not enough, we added pounds of coffee for a little extra kick

Bells Porter 5.6% emphasizes the darker, roasted aspects of malt. Hints of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee provide the focus, while hops remain in the background.

Cold Hollow Cider Barn Dance 6.9% A modern semi-dry w/ hints of cooked apple, oak and Pineapple.

Collaborative Brewing Mr. Tangerine Man  4.8%

Mr. Tangerine Man is a Hefeweizen loaded w/Tangerine. It’s bright and fruity with a tangerine citrus kick.

Gigantic The Deep  8%

imperial oatmeal stout on Nitro

Lost Abbey Brandy Angels Share  12.5%

This striking Strong Ale is brewed with copious amounts of Caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors found in freshly emptied brandy barrels

Lost Abbey Bourbon Serpent’s Stout  11%

Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels

Odd Breed Wild Ales Mahogany Tiger 6% Farmhouse Ale w/ Red Currants and aged in French Oak Puncheons

Port Brewing Board Meeting  8.5%

An amplified brown ale, the beer is brewed with liberal additions of coffee and cocoa nibs.

River Roost Huftgold 4.6%

Pilsner made with a blend of American and German Pilsner Malts. Hopped w/ Hull Melon.

River Roost League of Shadows  7.8% Rich, roasty stout with cacao nibs and coconut

Spaten Premium Lager  5.9%

In 1894 Spaten became the first brewery in Munich to produce this brand of light lager. Golden in color with a well-balanced hop-flavor. The full rounded body is a superb balance between hops and malty sweetness.

Ten Bends Cold Moon 7%A dark ale w/ a  light hoppy finish. Slightly smokey notes of licorice and chocolate linger.

Trillium Fated Farmer Pluot  7.4%

On the palate, flavors of juicy plum, tangy apricot nectar, and young viognier wine meld together balanced by a soft backbone of wheat

Trillium Sour Cherry Wild Sinister Kid  11%

american wild ale aged on sour cherries in oak barrels.

Wunderkammer Citra/ Nelson Bottle Fly 5.5% 

a further exploration of our mixed culture Pale Ales. Citra is a staple of American aroma hops, peachy and intense. Nelson is a New Zealand variety with beautiful wine grape notes. Both hop and pineapple notes of the brett culture, to create another simple, quaffable and refreshing beer