Thunderhead Brewing Company | Kearney, Nebraska
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Thunderhead Brewing Company
Exceptional based on 15 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

18 E. 21st St.
Kearney, Nebraska United States 68847 [ print map ]
308 237 1558

thunderheadbrewing.com

Hours: Open daily 11:00A.M. to 1:00A.M.


Mayor: HuskerTan (3) | Taps: Approx. 6 |


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Beer Available At Thunderhead Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Thunderhead Oatmeal Stout , Thunderhead Grail Ale Grand CrŁ , Thunderhead Blackberry Wheat , Thunderhead Cornstalker Dark Wheat 49, Thunderhead HHPP Pilsner , Thunderhead American Wheat , Thunderhead Golden FraŁ 26, Thunderhead JalapeŮo Ale , Thunderhead Leather Head Red , Thunderhead Peach Wheat , Samuel Adams Cold Snap 47, Leinenkugels Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout 99
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15 reviews for Thunderhead Brewing Company
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  66%
 Selection  71%
 Food  67%
 Value  73%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  76%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple  (82) Clear Creek, Colorado | March 22, 2014
I stopped here at 4 PM on a Friday afternoon. Average brewpub ambiance, local older crowd, a little rundown. About 7 bar stools and 9-10 tables in the front room. 10 beers on tap, 6 guest taps (Stone, Odell, Sam Adams, Leinenkugelís) and 3 different canned beers to go as well as growlers. $1.50 tasters and amazing $1.25 giant pretzels (happy hour). Decent selection, lots of wheat beers and great value. The service wasnít great, but they only had one server, not their fault. If you find yourself driving across this desolate state, this is a good spot to take a load off.
52
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan  (22) Kearney, Nebraska | January 17, 2014
The place itself wonít wow you by any means. The food prices are also a little on the high side. However, the pizza is good and they have a nice selection of drafts brewed in house. They also offer some high quality guest beers.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings  (402) Fort Collins, Colorado | September 28, 2012
Located in "downtown" Kearney (I guess). Nice interior and even nicer service. They had 10 beers on tap with cans and growlers available for take out. A five-beer 3oz taster tray ran $7.50. A half dozen guest taps as well. My bartender Shane was friendly and helpful. Neat beer spot in the butt fuck of nowhere.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
csaso  (150) Missouri | October 3, 2011
Not a bad litlte place, especially for Kearney, NE. Had about 5-6 pf their own beers plus a few others. Food menu consists mostly of pizza and sandwiched. Pizza wasnít too bad.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo  (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 21, 2011
Chill, small-town, college-y bar with a pretty wide range of house and guest brews. Normally I donít much care about guest taps, but they clearly made an effort to get as many local (or as local as you can get out there) breweries on there as possible, so kudos there. Food was average, and their beer was sort of all over the place. Enough goodness though and a relaxed setting would certainly warrant a return however, if the opportunity were to present itself given the location.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 31, 2011
A pretty good brewpub in downtown Kearney. The downstairs is fairly small with a small straight bar and a few booths, but apparently there is upstairs seating as well. A number of house taps on (maybe 6-8) as well as a few guest taps which mostly included local breweries. Their house taps ranged from bad to average to really good, but overall I did enjoy their beers and they had some fairly unique styles (chocolate orange porter and dark wheat ale in particular). The food menu is your basic pub food; I split a Hawaiian pizza which was pretty good though nothing special. On a Monday night, it was somewhat empty with mostly a younger crowd (including a group of people celebrating someoneís 21st birthday). I had a good time there, and for its location, itís certainly a great stop.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | April 8, 2011
The fact that this exists in Kearney kind of blows my mind. Great selection of their own beers in a fun atmosphere. Solid food and service. You go, Nebraska!
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
WesKBob  (20) Bethany, Oklahoma | May 18, 2010
The look of the place is nothing fancy--just your usual brewpub tables with benches. When we visited, it was pretty slow. Service was a little slow, but attentive. A pretty good beer selection (9 on tap the day we were there). If you have time to eat, the pizzas were fantastic. Unfortunately, the brewmaster wasnít in the day I was there, and I didnít really get a chance to talk beer with our waitress, so I canít comment on the knowledge of the staff. But for a small brewpub in a small town in the middle of Nebraska, I was very pleased with the place. Itís 5 minutes off of I-80 and well worth the stop if youíre traveling that way.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1271) Boulder, Colorado | August 27, 2008
One block away from the new Platte Valley place. Inside is typical college dorm drab, old furniture, stained carpet, you get the picture. 4-5 beers on tap, they were out of a couple. Scottish ale was decent, the bartender was nice and eager to talk beer. Prices were $3.50-4/pint. They make better beer than Platte Valley, but if you visit one you really should visit the other since theyíre literally one block from each other.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Dansting  (114) Overland Park, Kansas | June 29, 2007
What a pleasant surprise in central Nebraska! Visited for lunch on a Sunday. We were the first people there when we arrived, and we were greeted rather warmly. The brewpub was located on a street corner in a cool little part of town. The place had a rustic look to it, but it was clean and nice. We sat in the lower part of the brewpub, but they did have another bar in their loft with pool tables and other games. They had nine beers on tap, and the samplers came in groups of five. The beers were surprisingly very, very good. I was surprised how well these were made for a small town brewpub (especially when they had another one just down the road). I enjoyed all of the beers, even their Peach Wheat. We only ate appetizers there, but the pretzels were inexpensive, huge, and delicious. The service we got was great, as the bartender/waitress sat and chatted with us about beer, specifically Nebraska beer. If you ever find yourself traveling along I-80 near Kearney, youíd serve yourself well to stop off at Thunderhead for some tasty beers and delicous food.

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