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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- First Come First Serve




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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.


Sunday January 21st, 2018 

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

Aeronaut A Year w/ Dr. Nandu:a delightful, light, floral, fruity highly drinkable pale ale. In this beer we find a faint malt sweetness is paired with a distinct bitterness and rich tropical aromas of Mosaic hops 6.3% $7

Allagash Curieux(2015): Tripel bourbon barrel aged. This golden ale features smooth notes of coconut, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon 11% $7

Bruery Bouffon: Sour wit ale brewed with spices and aged in oak foeders 5.3% $7

Downeast Cider Cranberry Blend: freshly pressed cranberry juice adds a pleasantly tart bite. 5.1% $7

Exhibit “A” Cat’s Meow IPA: be amused by it’s presumption 6.5% $7

Foley Brothers Grumpy Wench IPA: fruity aroma lemon zest finish 6.6% $7

Foley Brothers Longbeard Oatmeal Stout:Oatmeal stout brewed with midnight wheat malt with roasted chocolate and caramel notes with smooth clean and soft finish 6% $7

Foley Brothers Triple Maiden: a big triple w/ huge flavor 10% $7

Foley Brothers Pilaged IPA: Centennial and Galaxy hops 6% $7

Four Quarters Morning Star: Imperial breakfast stout – contains coffee and lactose. 9% $7

Four Quarters Phaze IPA:grapefruit and tropical hops, mango and guava 6.5% $7

Frost Beer Works Research Series West Coast DIPA: Frost’s crushable version 8% $7

Hill Farmstead Brother Soigne:Lime, hibiscus and blood orange in a mixed fermentation. 5% $7

Hill Farmstead Edward: American Pale Ale, unfiltered and dry hopped with citrus &  pine  5.2% $6

Hill Farmstead Abner:Aromatic and flowery, bursting with notes of citrus and pine 8% $7

Hill Farmstead Marie:a beautifully soft, unfiltered and naturally carbonated German-style Helles. Lightly hazy, naturally carbonated 4.8% $7

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

IdleHands Triplication: Belgian style Tripel, our version balances the spiciness from the Idle Hands house yeast with a complex mélange of banana, peach and pear notes. 9% $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

Resilience Geppetto Nitro: Coffee, marshmallow, milk chocolate. With the creaminess of nitro 6.1% $7

Resilience Ponyhawk:This double IPA is loaded with Chinook, Mosaic and Galaxy hops. 8%

Resilience Pompadour:APA that features soft, foamy carbonation and aromas and flavors of spruce, citrus and peach. Features Mosaic, Citra, and Australian Ella hops. 5.6% $7

River Roost Martian Moon House DIPA:Tropical fruit for days, nice cereal/pale malt backbone made with Galaxy hops 8% $7

River Roost Mas Verde: Citra and Chinook Create beautiful grapefruit 6.7% $7

River Roost Feet First w/ El Dorado: a beer for the children featuring El Dorado hops 7.2% $7

Rothaus Pilsner:The best aromas of Tettnang and the Hallertau, native malt of summer barley and pure spring water from the Hochschwarzwald give every Rothaus Pils Tannenzäpfle its unique spicy and fresh taste 5.1% $7

Ten Bends Northern Heights DIPA:  hazy, hoppy and juicy finished with Mosaic and Citra hops. 8% $7

Zero Gravity Bohemian Dark:Bohemian Dark Czech Dark Lager this beer was formerly known as Tmave 5.2% $7

Zero Gravity Madonna IIPA:Mountains of hops. Tropical and grapefruit aroma and flavor from Citra meld beautifully with lemon-lime and nectar fruit from New Zealand Motueka. 8% $7

On Cask: Zero Gravity Conehead w/ Ekuanot and Loral Powder 4.7% $6