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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 March 26th, 2019

IPA          3.26.19

Alchemist Alena  7.7%

an American IPA,hop forward, well balanced, dry hopped with Summit and Columbus

Foam Brewers Distopian Dream Girl  7%

Tastes of tropical. orange sorbet and creamsicle

Foam Brewers The Nameless  7%

tasting notes: papaya, orange peel, pine

Foley Brothers Citrennial IPA  6.7%

IPA with Citra and Centennial Hops

Foley Bros.Prospect  9%

Double IPA brewed with grain from VT & Maine packed with 6lb/bbl of Galaxy & Citra hops

Four Quarters Ghosts in the Sky  8%

DIPA made with Galaxy and Ella Hops

Frost Beer Works 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 Beer Works Really Pale Ale  5.5%

A hazy VT White Ale with a light body from white wheat and pils malt, bright, citrus dry hop aromatics, and delicious VT ale yeast character.

Frost Beer Works Starchild IPA 6%

Starchild lifts off from the southern hemisphere with bursts of spicy tropical notes and burns bright with floral aromas from abundant use of regional S. African hops.

Hill Farmstead Edward  5.2%

Am. Pale Ale, unfiltered & dry-hopped w/citrus & pine

Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude#5  8%

Our experimental Double IPA series continues. Imperial IPA. American and New Zealand hops. Think Grapefruit.

Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine   8%

This lupulin-laden India Pale Ale is packed with juicy

tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas and delectable layers of hop flavor

Melvin 2x4  9.9%

DIPA--open up, and experience the mad floral, citrusy, and clean taste of hop talent.

River Roost Doubtful Guest  6.8%

hopped w/ Mosaic and Denali hops.

River Roost MO’RILLA 6.7%

Mosaic and Amariilo blend together to form the hazy monster Mo'rilla

River Roost Northern Dusky  7.2%

IPA w/ Rye. Hopped w/ Galaxy, Vic Secret, Kohatu, Wai-iti and Motueka

River Roost Tall Order  6.8%

IPA made with Mosaic, Centennial and Azacca


Alvinne Wild West  6%

Golden blond ale brewed with our house hops and fermented with our Morpheus house yeast. Aged in Bordeaux red wine barrels for 6 months.

Bell’s Bourbon Barrel Aged 3Rd Coast Old Ale 10.2% starts with a rich, caramel base, and finishes with a heavy hop bitterness. Sharply intense at first, it will age gracefully, adding complexity and subtlety

Burlington Beer Co. Key Lime- Kumquat 4.5%

(You Can’t Get There From Series) Gose style.

Cold Hollow Cider Barn Dance 6.9%

A modern semi-dry w/ hints of cooked apple, oak and Pineapple

Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortal  9.5%

Imperial stout coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer and giving it a powerful coffee taste.

Foam Brewers Bonus Track #6 Imperial Milk Stout  9% Imperial  Milk Stout brewed with lactose and conditioned with coconut, vanilla, and cacao nibs

Grimm Double Negative  10% Imp. Stout

w/ burnt orange highlights. Aromas  include coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel, black currant and blueberry. Creamy & viscous on the palate, the flavor initially follows the nose

Oxbow Dance Language: Blueberry  8%

Saison de Miel - blonde brewed with Maine blueberry honey.

Oxbow Infinite Darkness  10%

Infinite Darkness is a Belgian-style imperial stout brewed with European malts and fermented with a blend of Trappist and farmhouse yeast.

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

Schneider Porter Weisse 2013  7%

unique idea of uniting both the English porter and the Bavarian wheat beer styles.

Sunriver Cocoa Cow Nitro  7%

Milk sugar, cocoa nibs, and caramel malt build the rich, full body of this brew, with mild roasted notes coming from three varieties of chocolate malt. Dessert!

Zero Gravity Extra Stout  5.9%

A black Irish Ale with garnet hues and a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee are followed by the rich flavors of roasted barley, with a dry finish


Alchemist Focal Banger  7% CAN

Crisp, clean malt character w/ copious Citra & Mosaic

Alchemist Heady Topper  8% CAN

An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBUs