Blackback Pub

Mayor: Bulk_Carrier (12) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 10
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Beers At Blackback Pub

NameABVEntered
River Roost Martian Moon House7%12/11/2017
River Roost Mas Verde6.7%12/10/2017
River Roost Northern Dusky0%12/10/2017
Red Barn Little Devil6.2%10/27/2017
Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer Holger Danske7.5%10/27/2017
Hill Farmstead / Tired Hands Karma Emulsion5.2%9/8/2017
Hill Farmstead Three Magic Letters6%9/8/2017
Hill Farmstead Susan6.2%9/8/2017
Lawson's Finest Super Session IPA #84.8%9/8/2017
Hill Farmstead Shirley Mae: Sunrise Edition4%6/3/2017
River Roost Alpha Express8.2%6/3/2017
Hill Farmstead Double Nelson8%6/3/2017
Hill Farmstead Edward 5.2%6/1/2017
River Roost MoRilla6.7%5/31/2017
Hill Farmstead What Is Enlightenment?5.4%5/31/2017
Hill Farmstead Works of Love (Earl Grey Tea)3.6%5/16/2017
Lawson's Finest Kiwi Double IPA8%5/16/2017
Stone Corral Black Beer6.4%3/19/2017
Zero Gravity Green State Lager4.9%3/16/2017
Good Measure Side Hustle3.5%3/15/2017
Idletyme Joy & Laughter5%3/14/2017
Frost Beer Works Coffee Porter6.5%3/12/2017
Fiddlehead Golden Grillz5.2%3/11/2017
Frost Beer Works Lush Double IPA8%3/10/2017
Ten Bends Beer Vermillion Fire10%3/9/2017
Frost Beer Works Another IPA7.5%3/8/2017
Good Measure Dark Pines7.1%3/7/2017
Ten Bends Beer Cold Moon Black Ale6.2%2/22/2017


86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1384) Dublin, California | September 18, 2016
This place is quite small, but it’s a really cool little pub. The bar itself is sort of a step or two down from street level and feels very...intimate. A little bit dark, brick exterior, and some bare brick inside. Pretty much crammed with as many seats as would reasonably fit inside this place.

Found a couple seats at the bar. Draft list is both printed and written on the wall. We had a couple Hill Farmstead beers as well as the obligatory Heady Topper can. Plenty of nice Vermont beers on tap and, in particular, a lot of Hill Farmstead stuff on during our visit like Table Dorothy, Nordic Saison, and a number of hoppy offerings. Nice!

Service was really quick and friendly. Ordered an appetizer (crab cakes, as requested by the other half) and they were solid as well.

If you’re looking for a huge, amazing beer list as a visitor, this place maybe isn’t the best bet. But, it’s a really solid place to sit and relax and drink a few beers. Would definitely be a regular if I lived around here.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1290) Boomtown!, Australia | May 14, 2015
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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis  (1143) Sunnyvale, California | May 21, 2014
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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (1045) London, England | April 10, 2016
A rather excellent pub and restaurant right in the heart of Waterbury. The beer selection is great, with a strong emphasis on local VT breweries. The food is also very good. The bar itself is fairly homey. Friendly service. Decent prices. If you find yourself in Waterbury, it can be hard to pick between Blackback, the Reservoir and Prohibition Pig. I would have a hard time picking one over the other - they are all excellent - so I would recommend staying in the area to visit each one.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (961) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | November 24, 2017
Across the street from the the reservoir it’s a cozy pub with a large bar area. The night i went the reservoir had a huge Halloween party so it wasn’t that busy. They had a pretty good taplist with lots of locals including several Hill Farmsteads. It’s a pretty good local but I’m not sure it quite reaches the level of a destination place.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (750) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
Exceptional place to have a beer. Smallish in size, but big in quality, with top notch HF and Lawson Liquid offerings. People were friendly and relaxed, its a go-to place for knowledgeable beer drinkers from the region and from Montreal. Knowledgeable includes staff.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (702) Montreal, Quebec | November 3, 2011
We had an extraordinary evening in this tiny basement pub that, before expanding, used to sit barely 10 people. We came in around 9 pm with our 2 months baby and left past midnight, having gone through the whole 10 or so beers on tap. Every one of these were interesting. The reasonable servings may come across as a bit expensive at $6-7 for a glass, but it makes sense when you want to try everything. Superb large chalices used for Saison. Excellent connections with the outstanding Hill Farmstead ales. Almost a perfect experience, the owner throwing Monty Python’s quotes to a conquered crowd of locals, the baby sleeping all throughout, the beers being stunning. We did not even cross the street to go to the Alchemist and that would have been heresy not so long ago.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (680) Parsippany, New Jersey | July 21, 2016
One of the amazing members of the Waterbury Craftbeer Quadrumvirate (along with Prohibition Pig, Pro Pig Brewery, and The Reservoir). A favorite of mine when in town...cool vibes (small place so you may not get in when busy), great staff, and really fantastic food. Best of all...always great beers on tap...especially the cream of the northern Vermont crop.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (596) Toronto, Ontario | May 5, 2013
2013-04-26. Pretty small, but actually a bit bigger than I had pictured based on descriptions elsewhere. We went twice while in Waterbury. Quick drinks Friday night, when it was PACKED. We were lucky to get seats at the bar when we did. Enjoyed some Hill Farmstead and Lawson’s Finest on tap. Lunch the next day was pretty quiet with only a handful of other people there. Had a Citizen Cider and Zero Gravity today which impressed less than those last night but were new to us. I tried the carnitas and chicken tacos which were excellent, but simpler than what I was expecting. I think I probably just havent had "real" tacos before. Would definitely come back.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
chibuck  (595) Chicago, Illinois | August 11, 2013| Updated July 10, 2015
I hit this up late Friday so my visit is a bit skewed. As we walked in the bar tender ran off 6 beers that were all out, and the only reason that I was there. The rest of the list wasn’t anything I needed to try. I would have like to see some solid kegs on back up, I need to come back when they have a full line up and spend a few hours there. From the atmosphere I would have liked to stay and drink there over a Pro Pig.

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