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Beer Available At Black Back Pub and Flyshop (arranged by most recent)
Frost Beer Works Another IPA , Hill Farmstead Excursions #1 99, Hill Farmstead Excursions #3 96, Hill Farmstead Harlan 99, Grassroots Legitimacy 100, Brown’s Foley Taconic Double IPA , 14th Star Valor 74, Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA 100, Crop Oatmeal Milk Stout , Zero Gravity Berliner Weisse , Crop Idletyme Double IPA 96, Zero Gravity Conehead Wheat IPA 97, Crop Idletyme IPA 96, The Bruery Humulus Lager 98, Jack’s Abby Leisure Time Lager 73, Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale 95, Hill Farmstead Everett 100, Alchemist Heady Topper 100, Hill Farmstead George 98, Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Neither 98
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VTHopHead (67) Barre, Vermont | June 9, 2010| Updated March 12, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Updated 2011 - I usually can only get to this place on the weekends, but it is usually packed when I go. Not that big of a place, but the atmosphere and the beer are excellent.
Ricky has not been open that long, but his place has already begun to develop a reputation among local craft beeries and craft beer seeking tourist as a very worthwhile place to find. Though small, his selection is always top notch. I stop in whenever I get a chance, just to see if he has anything new.
bigda83 (19) Jamestown, New York | July 27, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited 7-10 and four other times on my trip. By far our favorite pub and was only .5 miles from the hotel.
My friends and I all treated ourselves to our first Focal Banger upon arriving in town. The service was excellent and each time we were there we had a different bartender. Normally, you’d think service would vary, but not at all. Each one was superb and constantly checking on us, even when it was busy. Tons of draft beer selections and over all the visits I had every Hill Farmstead and Lawson’s on the list. Food was decent, nothing over the top. My favorite thing by far was the lobster roll special. Value and price was pretty good and we left happy each time. I’d probably go here over any other place in Waterbury given the choice. Just such a cool, chill atmosphere with an amazing selection.
kevinsenn (99) Waterloo, Ontario | June 15, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Tiny little historic wooden pub in cute Waterbury. You’d never guess such a tiny little historic wooden pub would have such a stellar beer selection. The quantity wasn’t outrageous, but the quality was. Two from Alchemist, maybe 7 from Hill Farmstead, plus additional Hill Farmstead collaborations. I did not get to spend enough time here. I’ll have to arrange another trip to Waterbury.
BMMillsy (112) Florida | June 8, 2015
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome service. Had some 8 or so Hill Farrmstead beers on tap, as well as Lawsons and other local stuff. Neat small little place. Definitely worth a stop in. Had the maple bacon cheesecake and it was delish.
nate2g (1034) Boomtown!, Australia | May 14, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another great pub in Waterbury. Like elsewhere expect to find an impressive range of VT beer on tap and in bottle/cans. It’s a nice and relaxed ambiance and the owner introduced himself and chatted away to make you feel even more at home here. Unfortunately I did not have time to stay for a meal but I’ve heard the food is very good. Next time! Another must visit when in town.
rejtable (180) Ontario | April 6, 2015
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great spot in the middle of Waterbury. Small space with a real well curated selection of local and import beers. Service awesome and food was great.
cpetrone84 (47) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 16, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
More of the dive type atmosphere, smaller spot, great tap list, fairly priced, solid people behind the bar. Always has the top VT brewers on tap as well as a lot of other local options.
Quevillon (243) Boisbriand, Quebec | August 23, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on August 20, 2014, in the evening. Maybe the smallest of all the drinking place in town (there are two others that I’ve not tried), but the best tap selection also. The pub is divided in two sections, the left is just the bar, the right is the bar and tables. There is a TV with no sound, the music is nice. The is more for locals than the others, but one guy was a bit of ass by wanting to impress us (and maybe a bit drunk to). The service was nice. Next time, I’ll go the left section where it’s more quiet!
jredmond (257) Manhattan, New York | July 11, 2014| Updated July 2, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Stopped in a few times over July 4th weekend 2014 with Vinny and Keith. What a cool little pub. Two small rooms are divided by the bar space with limited tables elsewhere (3-4 tables). Chalk boards line the perimeter which detail the draft and bottle menus. Expect Hill Farmstead, Heady Topper (draft and cans), Lawsons, Jacks Abbey on draft and probably some lambic / gueuze available in bottles. Super friendly bartenders and the owner is cool as heck. Sad to hear that their relationship with Mad Taco had ended shortly before our visit, but will make sure to try their own kitchen next time.
bytemesis (553) Sunnyvale, California | May 21, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Literally across the street and a couple doors down from Prohibition Pig. Silly not to stop there. Pretty good taplist with a mix of locals and international fare. Seem to have a think for Denmark, with taps from Mikkeller and Amager. Space is pretty small and oddly divided, but the place was not busy on a Wednesday evening. Service was very friendly. Beers were served in HF stemware, which was kind of cool. They do serve food, but we did not try anything.
Bacterial (94) Twin Cities, Minnesota | May 15, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Was hoping to find some Lawson’s on tap, but alas, they were out. The bar is split into two different rooms, which is a little odd. I did not try any food, though they have some taco stuff. A chick a few seats down ordered their guacamole, and that looked not bad. Expensive, not nearly the draft selection of the Pig across the street. I did not ask to see a bottle list, though I wish I had.
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