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Thunderhead Brewery — Grand Island
(Closed)
120 East Third Street
Grand Island NE 68801
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Notes

Visited: March 1, 2009

Opened: 2004

Thunderhead used to brew here (as did the Modern Monks) but now all the beer is brewed over in Kearney. The Chicken Coop is a great reason (actually, it's about the only reason) to visit my hometown!

Updated: February 20, 2017

Beer List

    • Date: January 13, 2007 (#6277)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright red-brown. Nice dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mild fruity hops.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, fairly fizzy. Huge caramel malt flavor. Mildly bitter, with lots of fruity hop flavor. Really dry at the end, and a little warming.
      Overall Impression (2)

    • Date: November 26, 2007 (#6712)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden-amber. Moderate head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Clean, with just a hint of malt.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium-big body, moderate carbonation. Lots of sweet grainy malt and some alcohol.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Clean, tasty, but not especially complex.

  • Baltic-Style Porter
    • Date: January 13, 2007 (#6278)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Low brown head.
      Aroma (3)
      Chocolate. Mildly herbal. Lots of chocolate.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Huge body. Massive chocolate malt flavor. Really bitter. Sort of a powdery texture. Nicely sweet and fairly warming.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Pretty tasty beer.

  • Robust Porter
    • Date: September 10, 2007 (#6628)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Thick nitro head.
      Aroma (3)
      Fairly roasty, with a hint of malt.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, creamy. Really roasty. Big malty background. Very roasty. Grassy, earthy hop flavor, fairly bitter. Roasty.
      Overall Impression (2)