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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.


Tuesday August 20th, 2019


IPA    8.20.19     

Burlington Beer Company Intangible Tides  10% Triple Dry Hopped Triple IPA. Hopped with Vic Secret, Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo.

Foam Canvas  4.5% dried mango, grapefruit zest, velvet and


Foam Youth Lagoon 8%

DIPA citrus, passion fruit and lychee

Foam Galaxie 500   9%

Tasting notes crushed pineapple, papaya and lychee

Four Quarters Phaze 6.5% Juicy and dank w/citrus and pulp

Four Quarters Southern Cross  8%

DIPA with Southern Cross hops-nice citrus and spice

Frost Beer Works Ponyboy  5.5%

This IPA incorporates Golden Promise, Citra, and Mosaic.

Frost Beer Works Research Series Pearly Whites  8%

Experimental DIPA

Greater Good Pulp  8%

hop profile - dominant citrusy and tropical notes with minimal bittering notes. 

Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy  8%

American imperial IPA bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with Galaxy™ hops.

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2% Am. Pale Ale, unfiltered & dry-hopped w/citrus & pine.

Maine Beer Co. Lunch   7% fruit,citrus fruit,subtle malt sweetness.Made w/Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe.

Port Brewing Citrus and Piney  8.5%

Bold orange peel and honey aromas with a faint hint of bready malt define this IPA. The citrus and piney are both on full display, with tangerine and grapefruit notes that lead to a crisp spicy finish.

Port Brewing Shark Attack  9.5%

Our double red ale, is a classic west coast-style Imperial Red Ale brewed w/ Crystal Malts, Centennial and Cascade Hops. A smooth malty beer with a generous hop character, finishes w/sweet caramel hints &spicy hops.

Ten Bends Luminous #4  7.2%

brewed and generously dry hopped with Styrian Wolf hops. This Slovenian hop offers intense fruity flavors with notes of tangerine


Alesmith Speedway Stout  12% A HUGE Imperial Stout that weighs in at an impressive 12% ABV! As if that's not enough, we added pounds of coffee for a little extra kick

Bells Porter 5.6% emphasizes the darker, roasted aspects of malt. Hints of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee provide the focus, while hops remain in the background.

Cold Hollow Cider Barn Dance 6.9% A modern semi-dry w/ hints of cooked apple, oak and Pineapple.

Collaborative Brewing Mr. Tangerine Man  4.8%

Mr. Tangerine Man is a Hefeweizen loaded w/Tangerine. It’s bright and fruity with a tangerine citrus kick.

Gigantic The Deep  8%

imperial oatmeal stout on Nitro

Lost Abbey Brandy Angels Share  12.5%

This striking Strong Ale is brewed with copious amounts of Caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors found in freshly emptied brandy barrels

Odd Breed Wild Ales Mahogany Tiger 6% Farmhouse Ale w/ Red Currants and aged in French Oak Puncheons

Port Brewing Board Meeting  8.5%

An amplified brown ale, the beer is brewed with liberal additions of coffee and cocoa nibs.

River Roost League of Shadows  7.8% Rich, roasty stout with cacao nibs and coconut

Rothaus Pils  5%

The best aromas of Tettnang and the Hallertau, native malt of summer barley & pure spring water from the Hochschwarzwald give its unique spicy & freshness

Spaten Oktoberfestbier  5.9%

Sweet and bready, followed by a balancing but mild hop bitterness.

Ten Bends Cold Moon 7%A dark ale w/ a  light hoppy finish. Slightly smokey notes of licorice and chocolate linger.

Trillium Fated Farmer Pluot  7.4%

On the palate, flavors of juicy plum, tangy apricot nectar, and young viognier wine meld together balanced by a soft backbone of wheat

Trillium Sour Cherry Wild Sinister Kid  11%

american wild ale aged on sour cherries in oak barrels.

Wunderkammer Citra/ Nelson Bottle Fly 5.5% 

a further exploration of our mixed culture Pale Ales. Citra is a staple of American aroma hops, peachy and intense. Nelson is a New Zealand variety with beautiful wine grape notes. Both hop and pineapple notes of the brett culture, to create another simple, quaffable and refreshing beer


Alchemist Heady Topper  8% CAN

An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBUs

Alchemist Focal Banger  7%

Crisp, clean malt character w/ copious Citra & Mosaic