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The Best Beer w/ Great Pub Food

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


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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 21st, 2017

Alchemist Heady Topper: An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU 8% $7 CAN

Alchemist Focal Banger: Crisp, clean malt character with copious additions of Citra and Mosaic hops 7% $7 CAN

Brewery Vivant Love Shadow: Imperial stout aged in charred oak bourbon barrels 11.7% $7

Bruery The Order: Belgian-inspired abbey ale features dark-fruited character from dates, Belgian-style sugars and subtle spicing from coriander 10.1% $7

Downeast Cider Winter Blend:It is fermented with our ale yeast and aged on toasted oak, cinnamon bark, & nutmeg 5.3% $7

Exhibit”A” Hair Raiser DIPA: citrus and herbal bitterness balanced by a solid malt backbone 8% $7

Firestone Walker Adversus: Pacific Northwest hops leads the way, loading the nose with notes of stone fruit, pineapple, mango and earthy pine resin. 8.2% $7

Foley Brothers Loco Moco: this Imperial Stout is made with Black strap molasses. 10.2% $7

Foley Brothers Prospect:Am Double/Imperial IPA with Galaxy & Citra hops, hoppy & citrusy 9% $7

Four Quarters Space Face: a new Pale Ale with Simcoe and Citra 5.3% $7

Frost Really Pale Ale: hazy VT White Ale with a light body from white wheat and pils malt, bright, citrus dry hop aromatics, and our delicious ale yeast character.5.5% $7

Hill Farmstead Arthur: “this Saison is crafted from American malted barley, American and European hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well.” 6% $7

Hill Farmstead Difference and Repetition#5: American IPA brewed with Simcoe, Galaxy and Hallertau Blanc 5.5% $7
Hill Farmstead Edward: American Pale Ale, unfiltered and dry hopped with citrus &  pine  5.2% $6

Hill Farmstead George:American Brown Ale.  Hopped, rightfully so, with Centennial, Cascade, and a touch of Columbus…6% $7

Hill Farmstead Marie: Lager Helles Lightly hazy, naturally carbonated and truly enjoyable 5% $7

Hill Farmstead Nitro Shirley Mae:On nitro American session porter... "Petit Everett" 4% $7

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

Lawson’s Super Session#8: American IPA - light, refreshing low alcohol yet full of Mosaic hop 4.8%  $7

Poperings Hommel Bier:Unlike American IPA, Hommel Bier highlights the elegant floral aromas of Hallertau and East Kent Goldings hops. Along with a few secret hops, this brew is rounded out with notes of citrus, honey and cumin seed 7.5% $7

River Roost MO’RILLA: Mosaic and Amarillo blend together to form the hazy monster Mo'rilla 6.7% $7

River Roost Feet First Vic Secret: a brew for the children, featuring Vic Secret hops 6% $7

Rodenbach Fruitage:Rodenbach FruitAge is a blend of aged ale, young ale and 9% red fruit, which gives it its sweet-sourness and fruity notes 4.2% $7

Rodenbach Grand Cru: Flanders Red Ale- a blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 aged beer matured for 2 years in oak foeders. 6% $7

Schilling Dry-Hopped Erastus: Abbey styled Tripel A dry, spicy, and complex Belgian-style ale inspired by Trappists.  Aroma and flavor marked by the marriage of peppery spice, citrus, and pear. 8% $7

Schilling Double Dry-Hopped Belgo Galaxy: single-hop Belgo pale ales. The beer is marked by lingering citrus notes, balanced by our mild-intensity Belgian yeast. 5% $7

Schilling Poppy’s Moonship:Poppy’s Moonship is a Leipzier-style Gose. Funky in the nose and lemony tart, resting on a malty backbone. Brewed with sea salt and coriander. 4.7% $7

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot(2015):a Barleywine brimming with bold flavors of bittersweet malt and heaps of aggressive whole-cone Pacific Northwest hops w/ strong, robust, bruiser of a beer with the refined intensity of a wine. 9.6% $7

Simple Roots Good Neighbor IPA: An IPA featuring mosaic and citra hops 6.5% $7

Singlecut Heavy Boots of Lead:Super complex richness of mega-chocolate, roast, vanilla and coffee in an astonishly smooth monster of a brew. 11.2% $7

Zero Gravity Grand Royal DIPA: Galaxy, Mosaic, and 007 hops. Notes of tropical fruit and pine w/ a clean malt backbone. 8.3% $7

Zero Gravity Mungoberry: We conditioned this beer with  peaches, blueberries, and of strawberries from Adam’s Berry Farm in Charlotte, VT. Lightly soured with wild Lactobacillus Bacteria for a quenching finish. 4.5% $7