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Beer Available At Black Back Pub and Flyshop (arranged by most recent)
Brown’s Foley Taconic Double IPA , 14th Star Valor 48, Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPA 100, Crop Oatmeal Milk Stout , Zero Gravity Berliner Weisse , Crop Idletyme Double IPA 93, Zero Gravity Conehead Wheat IPA 96, Crop Idletyme IPA 86, The Bruery Humulus Lager 99, Jack’s Abby Leisure Time Lager 76, Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale 95, Hill Farmstead Everett 100, Alchemist Heady Topper 100, Hill Farmstead George 98, Siren / Cigar City / Grassroots Neither 98, Hill Farmstead Mary 99, Hill Farmstead Edward 100, Rodenbach Grand Cru 99, Früh Kölsch 37, Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat is the New Hops IPA 97
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orangesol (158) Pennsylvania | October 23, 2012| Updated August 12, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Stopped in here after my dinner at the Pig. Atmosphere was nice, it is not the biggest place in the world but I easily got a seat at the bar and was greeted by a very nice bartender. She ran me through the tap list and offered a few thoughts on some of the ones I had not tried yet which was awesome. They had a bunch of Hill Farmsteads on as well as a few Lawson’s so I stuck with those. I went with the HF Simcoe single hop and the Lawson’s Hunger Mountain 40th and they were both excellent and sever in the correct glasses.
My food score is not indicative of how it tasted, rather how much they offer. Food was sparse upon my visit but I hear they are upgrading the kitchen very soon so I look forward to seeing what they come up with in the future. I got the cheese plate and it was very good and totally worth the money. Overall a really awesome beer bar that I will definitely return to when I am in the area.
cpetrone84 (46) 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 (233) 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 (219) Manhattan, New York | July 11, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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 (445) 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 (77) 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.
TaktikMTL (256) Montréal, Quebec | March 14, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Établissement visité le vendredi 28 février vers 20h00. Ambiance: Petit pub situé dans un demi sous-sol. L’endroit était plein, une chance qu’ils ont doublé la superficie car j’ose pas imaginé ce que ça devait être avant. Service: Comme l’endroit était plein on devait aller se faire servir au bar donc service rapide et impersonnel. Sélection: Autour d’une vingtaine de bière en fût. Américaine et européenne. Nourriture: Rien mangé mais semble avoir un menu de taco intéressant. (234e rating d’établissement)
merc7186 (167) North Tonawanda, New York | February 7, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on a recent business trip in the area.
Ambiance: Cool little basement bar with low ceilings, bar split in two from support wall but it wrapped around entire space...but wouldn’t want to be in there when it was crowded.
Service: Prompt and Knowledgeable about the beers on tap
Selection: Lots of similarities from the other local places with a few minor changes but slightly weaker selections but still pretty spot on
Value: Beers were probably the cheapest of the three places in town, even on the same beers. Roughly 6-7 dollars per beer.
Solid place with a more homey feel to it over Pro Pig and Reservoir but tight space.
bellco33 (22) Willington, Connecticut | December 28, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 18/20
I love this place. It has the feel of a dive, aleit a very tidy one if that makes any sense, but the taplist is unreal. So many awesome beers, and the list always rotates. Mad Taco is also delicious, but they are a bit pricey. I stop by here every time I’m in Waterbury for at least a pour or two.
swoopjones (311) Buffalo, New York | December 22, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
sort of divey, amazing draft list (6-7 Hill farmsteads, Dieu de ciel, zero gravity to name a few) bartender rocked. very comfortable, zero uppityness. Great palce to hang out & drink amazing beer
solidfunk (193) Washington D.C., Washington DC | September 12, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The best of the three beer bars I visited in Waterbury. Has the most character and the bartenders and regulars are much friendlier than Prohibition Pig, even if the selection is a little lower. Didn’t check the bottle list here though. They pour pints or half pints and give samples to taste before ordering. Cool decor here as well. Would recommend.
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