United States > Nebraska > Kearney
HuskerTan (22) Kearney, Nebraska | January 17, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
The place itself won’t 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.
NielsenRatings (402) Fort Collins, Colorado | September 28, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
csaso (148) Missouri | October 3, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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 wasn’t too bad.
fredandboboflo (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 21, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Chill, small-town, college-y bar with a pretty wide range of house and guest brews. Normally I don’t 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.
LilBeerDoctor (319) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 31, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
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 someone’s 21st birthday). I had a good time there, and for its location, it’s certainly a great stop.
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | April 8, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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!
WesKBob (20) Bethany, Oklahoma | May 18, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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 wasn’t in the day I was there, and I didn’t really get a chance to talk beer with our waitress, so I can’t 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. It’s 5 minutes off of I-80 and well worth the stop if you’re traveling that way.
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | August 27, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
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 they’re literally one block from each other.
Dansting (114) Overland Park, Kansas | June 29, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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, you’d serve yourself well to stop off at Thunderhead for some tasty beers and delicous food.
Jed (4) Omaha, Nebraska | December 19, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This is an oasis in the dessert/plains of Nebraska. I always feel welcomed at the bar. If you choose to sit there the bartenders are very smart and have a no tolerance for stupidity or lack of appreciation of Micros. They have five mainstays all which are good and the best IPA in the region!!!! There are about 5-7 seasonal s on tap at any given time. The Kolsch was excellent as well as the Alt. Currently a Belgium Dopple was added to line and is superb the Dream Pale Ale is made with wet hops picked locally. The wait staff really sucks. It is not uncommon to go up to the bar to get your beers. Thunderhead does so many things great as long as it is beer but everything else is mediocre at best
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