On the way to Stowe, we needed lunch. And, of course, wanted to sample some of the brews on tap that Waterbury is famous for. The Blackback Pub was the perfect spot. Small but cozy, friendly barkeep. We ordered Hill Farmstead, a very pretty beer, ordered some tacos from Mad Tacos (now located and serving inside the pub) and enjoyed a tremendous meal. The tacos were spectacular--almost like you were in L.A. (a very rare moment for New England). It was around noon on a Saturday in late February, and we had the whole bar to ourselves--a rare quiet moment, no doubt, for the pub. Soon other patrons arrived, we just might have been early for lunch. Also, you cannot pass up tasting and indulging in the many "home made" salsas they've mixed up, rated by heat and each given their own special names, to pour onto your tacos. Delicious beer! Superb tacos! Great place! What a surprise find in the middle of Vermont.