If you find yourself driving from Denver to Kansas City STOP here! This place is worth the detour through the small, quant, beautiful town of Hays. This large, open space brewpub is intentionally far from the interstate to discourage fat tourist. Ambiance is boss with exposed brick, old school wood rafters. Beautiful space. Tap list is all household beers including their root beer and cream soda. Food wad quite good with fish tacos and veggie burger outstanding. Fried garlic green beans rocked. This is a major local hangout. Very popular. Everyone knows everyone else though we were treated like friends. Had a blast! Value extraordinary coming from DC. Easy to find parallel parking along the street. House beers were above average quality wise.
Considering all the brick, I should excuse the high noise level, so I will rate it average rather than lower. Service was lacking as the flight was simply dropped off with a slip of paper as to which beers were which but not which row was which. Good broad beer selection and the food was pretty good, but again, lacking service as I had to ask for silverware. Value acceptable. For such an out of the way destination, I probably won’t return. As for the beers, there were a couple of average to above average ones, but many were lacked much flavor punch seen in many craft beers.
An absolutely stunning brewpub with tons of space and very well designed. Service was passable, expected better for a place that shows off beer. Beer was thier own, but lots of styles. Inexpensive and decent, but nothing great.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | September 22, 2013
Wow, this place is pretty fucken neat for being in the middle of Kansas. Classy, modern/industrial atmosphere with good service. Usually have 5-8 beers on tap at least during my visits. They also have a Runza-style sandwich on the menu which is kind of cool. I stop here for lunch every time I drive from Denver to KC.
I was surprised at this place in sleepy little downtown Hays. It has a very modern ambiance and food menu. The inside is expansive with tasteful brick and an open layout. The music was indie rock. I really felt like I wasn’t in Kansas anymore. They had quite a few beers on, but many of them were fruit or light wheat styles. I assume this can be contributed to the summer heat. I ate delicious sauerkraut soup and some chicken wings. Beer prices like most places in Kansas, are very good.
A long overdue visit to this oasis on the plains. Very nice setting. Excellent service and great prices. Had the fish tacos for lunch, which were very good. Bartender was friendly and up-to-date on all the current beers and the history of Liquid Bread. Beers were for the most part above average. Well worth the short drive off of I-70>
Second visit on trip via I-70 in two years. A great brewpub with good food. I tried the Stout, Ft. Fletcher IPA, American Wheat and Pumpkin Ale. Three out of four were great, the the fourth okay. For food I had the onion rings, bierock and black and bleu salad. They were all tasty. Service at the bar was great. They had eleven beers with one being a seasonal. $4 16oz. and $5 22oz. Growlers $14 or $5 refill. Worth stopping for lunch/dinner if on I-70.
Visited September 2010. This place is large and open in a fairly small town. We used this as our lunch stop heading from Colorado Springs, CO to Kansas City, MO. The service was very helpful and attentive. The food was fresh and the prices very good. This is definitely worth a stop if you find yourself traveling I-70 or points nearby.