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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 September 18th, 2018 


IPA's                9.18.18  



Bell’s Oracle  10%

West Coast Dipa

Burlington Beer Co. Dazzling Gleam  6%

A Maple and Black Raspberry Milkshake IPA.

Foundation Cosmic Bloom  5.2%

A galactic dose of American and Australian hops combine to create a citrus and berry forward hop profile

Four Quarters Phaze IPA   6.5%

Juicy and dank w/citrus and pulp

Frost Beer Works Lush  8%

DIPA w/ aromatics and rich juicy flavor.

Frost Beer Works Really Pale Ale 5.5%

A hazy VT White Ale with a light body from white wheat and pils malt, bright, citrus dry hop aromatics, and delicious VT ale yeast character.

Hill Farmstead Edward 5.2%

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

Idlehands Four Seam   6.6%

a tropical paradise with bursts of citrus, mango and guava that sit on top of a refrained malt base

Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine   8%

This lupulin-ladin 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

Maine Beer Co. Woods and Waters  6.2%

Maine-grown barley and wheat from Blue ox Malthouse in Lisbon Falls, Maine, along with generous amounts of American hops with flavors and aromas of citrus and pine

Resilience Ponyhawk 8%

This double IPA is loaded with Chinook, Mosaic and Galaxy hops

Ten Bends Cream Puff War  8.2%

A milkshake style Double IPA brewed with lactose, oats and honey malt with varying fruit additions including Pineapple, Peach or Mango

Ten Bends Luminous IPA   7%

An experimental IPA from our friends in Hyde Park.

Ten Bends Motueka Session  4.8%

Session Pale ale brewed w/ Motueka and amarillo

Ten Bends Rotary Chaos  5.5%

A fruity and floral IPA with a present but not overwhelming hop profile including Amarillo and Galaxy.







Not IPA's

 Andechs Spezial Hell Festbier  5.9%

full, round malt body that cannot fail to fascinate. The soft flavour carries a distinctive balance of sweet accents and hop

Alesmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout   12%

Beautiful rich Vietnamese Coffee variation on the Speedway Stout lineup.

Bells Amber Ale 5.8%

features both toasted and sweet caramel notes from carefully selected malts, balanced with herbal and citrus hop aromas. Capped by a clean bitterness,

Bells Best Brown Ale 5.8%

hints of caramel & cocoa, it’s malt body balanced w/

American hops.

Downeast Cider Pumpkin Blend  5%

Fall classic with Pumpkin and Spice

Highwater Sugaree Maple Pecan Pie  9.8%

Ale brewed with Vermont maple sugar, Bourbon barrel oak chips and pecan

Foundation Zuurzing  4.5%

a farmhouse ale soured with Lactobacillus, which provides a delightfully tart, tangy and crisp, citrusy-sour flavor

Hof Ten Dormaal Cerezas y Chocolate 7.5%

fresh cherries combined with chocolate

Petrus Aged Ale   7.3%

Sour ale aged in Oak Foeders

Resilience Geppetto Nitro  6.3%

with a beige head, this milk stout is characterized by flavors of chocolate, soft coffee roast and marshmallow.

Schilling Hanse 5%

German styled Pilsner w/Straw-gold in color, crisp and clean-finishing with assertive hop bitterness.

Simple Roots Labor of Love  5.3%

A Kettlesour brewed with Raspberries

Ten Bends Cold Moon  7%

A dark ale with a surprisingly light hoppy finish. Slightly smokey notes of licorice and chocolate linger. A delight for those usually afraid of the dark.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweiss  5.4%

golden-yellow wheat beer, with its fine-poured white foam, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavour.

Zero Gravity Mungoberry  4.8%

conditioned with 450lbs of peaches, 75lbs blueberries, and 80lbs of strawberries from Adam’s Berry Farm in Charlotte, VT. Lightly soured with wild Lactobacillus Bacteria for a quenching finish.


Alchemist Heady Topper 8%

An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBUs

Alchemist Focal Banger 7%

Crisp, clean malt character w/ copious Citra &

Mosaic hops