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The Best Beer w/ Great Pub Food

The best local vt beer selection~chef jamie nelson's fine fare



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.


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Friday October 21st, 2016 



Alchemist Heady Topper- Double IPA, waves of hop flavor, tropical fruit, lemon & citrus  8%   $7.00 CAN

14th Star Tribute: Double IPA, golden color, aroma brimming with citrusy hops. dry finish 8.4% $7

Allagash Fluxus 2016:Brewed with ginger and aged in oak Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin barrels. 7.7% $8

Citizen Cider Unified Press: This naturally gluten-free cider off-dry, crisp, clean and refreshing 5.2% $7

Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús: Imperial Stout with Coffee Added on, fudge-like body, pitch black color 12% $7

Firestone Walker Pivo Pilsner: classic German Pilsner with a hoppy Bohemian twist. 5.3% $7

Frost Junior IPA: a little guy with showy aromatics and full flavor. The combination of bi-hempispherical dry-hopping and yeast profile create a juicy stonefruit essence 5.2% $7

Gigantic Kiss the Goat: A Doppelbock emblackened, perfect for midnight masses, dancing naked in the moonlight, and malevolent altars. Turn up the sons of Huns, toast the dark, now turn and kiss the goat! 8% $7

Hill Farmstead Edward: American Pale Ale, unfiltered and dry hopped with citrus &  pine  5.2% $6.00

Hill Farmstead Sumner: American Pale Ale with Simcoe, Citra, and Mosaic hops - 5% $7

Hill Farmstead Susan: IPA brewed with Riwaka, Citra and Simcoe 6.2% $7

La Trappe Quadrupel:Ale w/ intense rich flavour and aroma. Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste 10% $7

Lawson’s Sip Of Sunshine IPA - India Pale Ale- light blend of tropical fruits, orange & pine 8%   $7

Lawson’s Super Session: American IPA - light, refreshing low alcohol yet full of hop 4.8%  $7

Prison City Riot in VT IPA: a tribute to Focal Banger featuring  Citra and Mosaic 6.5% $7

Prison City 4 Piece Citra:American pale ale with citrus and slight tropical notes. Made with American 2-row malt, Vienna malt, and Citra hops 5.9% $7

Prison City Udderly S’moove: Barrel Aged Milk Stout aged in George Dickel Barrels 10.5% $7

Prison City Cherry Poppins: American sour mixed brett and lactose made with NY Cherries. 4% $7

River Roost Oompah Bier: An Autumn ale celebrates Oktoberfest. 5.2% $7

River Roost Unbound DIPA: dank and citrusy 8% $7

Rodenbach Grand Cru: Belgian red ale with tones of black cherry and vanilla sour 5.2%  $7

Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weisse: golden-yellow wheat beer, with its fine-poured white foam, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavour. It is full bodied and with a smooth yeast taste. 5.4% $7

Zero Gravity Sim Shady: All Simcoe hops in this juicy, orange-hued IPA 6.2% $7