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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.


Thursday December 13th, 2018 

IPA             12.13.18

Foam Brewers Youth Lagoon  8%

DIPA tasting notes: citrus, passion fruit, lychee

Foley Brothers Big Bang  5.5%

Unfiltered single IPA w/ Citra and Galaxy dry hopped w/ Citra, Mosaic Amarillo & Simcoe. Complex aromas of Grapefruit, lychee, passionfruit, papaya &melon.

Four Quarters Phaze 6.5%

Juicy and dank w/citrus and pulp

Frost Lush  8%

A double IPA with luxuriant aromatics and succulent flavors. The combination of hops from both hemispheres and our ale yeast complement each other to create rich, juicy character.

Frost Research Series Single Hop Mosaic  6%

features use of Mosaic hops for kettle and dry hopping additions.

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

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

Hill Farmstead Harlan 6%

Harlan is Edward’s slightly more aggressive alter-ego. Dry-hopped exclusively with Columbus hops

Hill Farmstead Single Hop Nelson  6.2%

India pale ale brewed exclusively with Nelson hops personally selected by Shaun Hill during the 2018 harvest

Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #7  8%

Imperial Pale Ale brewed exclusively with Simcoe and Amarillo® hops from the Pacific Northwest...

Lawson’s Finest Double Sunshine  8%

This American Double India Pale Ale is packed with juicy tropical fruit flavors and bright herbal aromas, thanks to the abundance of US-grown hop

Maine Beer Co. Peeper  5.5%

Pale Ale w/ Cascade , Amarillo & Centennial hops. Light citrus, raspberries, blackberries, subtle pine w/ light bread

River Roost Unknown Alias 7.2%

with citra and enigma hops

Ten Bends Luminous #3  8%

DIPA made w/ motueka, Cascade and Rakau

Zero Gravity Valentina 8%

DNEIPA made with Comet, Sabro and other hop blend. Beautiful lychee, tangerine and apricot


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


Aeronaut Bruce of Sumac   6.2%

Rosy & tart wheat ale, made with wild foraged sumac

Alesmith Speedway Stout  12%

Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, &caramel. A healthy dose of locally-roasted coffee &dark chocolate

Almanac Interstellar Apricot 6.5%

Sour Farmhouse Ale Aged with Apricots

Andechser Vollbier Hell  4.8%

Lager Helles-Its light and soft body leaves a pleasant, tangy taste in the mouth. The mild sweetness marries well with the velvety bitterness of the hops. It concludes on a rounded, harmonious note.

Cider Creek Cranberry Mango  6.9%

This Belgian style cider is fermented with Saison Ale yeast and finished with cranberry and mango

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

Exhibit A Sunday Paper  9.9%

This imperial stout features roasted malts from Valley Malt in Hadley, MA and Las Camelias coffee from Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.

Foundation Forge  10%

A Russian Imperial Stout Forge highlights deep chocolate, coffee and malt flavors with round, citrusy hops in the background.

Frost Lil Bee. 4.5%

Lil’ Bee is buzzing with complex oak, vanilla, and honey notes extracted from a nine month aging session in Caledonia Spirits Tom Cat gin barrels.

Hopfenstark Assemblage #10 10%

A tribute to the 10 anniversary. Nice sweet chocolate malt, light vanilla, loads of coffee, bourbon barrel and licorice. Yum!

River Roost Stripes on Plaid  7%

A Brown ale brewed with smoked malts

Schilling Nitro Kamarade w/Vanilla  8%

Brewed with chocolate rye, featuring a lingering malty finish.

Wunderkammer Yarrow Beer  4.2%

Yarro brewed special, Fantastic complex sour, maybe Saison.

Zero Gravity Bohemian Dark  5.2%

brewed with Bohemian floor-malted barley and Czech Saaz hops