>NE Brewers & Local Eats

Check out our featured ne breweries & Local Eats vendors for this year's oktoberfest

NE Breweries.

Thunderhead brewing company

  Thunderhead is Kearney Nebraska’s only brewery. It serves a delicious variety of beer handcrafted by an experienced staff of beer lovers. They also offer a full food menu including several specialty stone oven pizzas. Established in 1999 Thunderhead Brewing is a small brewmaster owned brewery dedicated to producing high quality ales and lagers. Thunderhead is currently located in three locations: Stone Oven Pizza & Craft Brewed Beer in Kearney, NE | Taproom in Omaha, NE | Thunderhead Brewery in Axtell, NE.
For more information on Thunderhead Brewing Company check out their website.

omaha's brickway brewery & Distillery

  Located in the heart of Omaha’s Old Market District, Brickway Brewery & Distillery taps into Omaha’s rich history by handcrafting beer and spirits that are as tried-and-true as the brick paved streets. Each beer is brewed fresh right on the premises according to strict standards, tested recipes, and years of experience. Brewmaster Zac Triemert is a local pioneer in the brewing and distilling industry and has been instrumental in bringing not only beer, but also distilled spirits, back to the Old Market with the first combination brewery/distillery since before Prohibition. For more information on Brickway Brewery visit their website.

Prairie pride Brewing Company

   Prairie Pride believes that craft beer is an attitude and that flavor favors the bold. That bold attitude is what led them to imagine the Hopffalo as the perfect symbol for their mutual pride of the place and love of craft beer. Inspired by this chimerical creature, they liken each style to a vast frontier of flavor begging to be roamed. Suffice it to say, Prairie Pride is proud to call the Great Plains home and prouder still to brew plain great beer. To follow the Hopffalo check out their website.

First street brewing company

  First Street Brewing Company is in the business of making quality craft beers and promoting the growth and usage of local ingredients. We believe a great beer can express the regional qualities of where it was made by incorporating local ingredients such as herbs, honey, hops, grains and water. A First Street beer is truly the Taste of Hastings. Visit their website for more information.

Mac's Creek Vineyards & Winery


Mac's Creek is owned and operated by the McFarland Family since 2001. Their vineyard is located one-half mile north of Lexington, Nebraska along the banks of Spring Creek. They have been raising grapes since 2000 and regularly grow over 10 varietals that they use to create their wines. Mac's Creek also has a Wine Bar located here in Kearney, Nebraska. To learn more about Mac's Creek visit their website

Local eats.

Loper catering

   Loper Catering looks forward to serving you a delicious catering experience. Choose from tasteful menus for Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Boxed Lunch and Dinner, Served Lunch and Dinner, Breaks or Snacks!
Our guides are just a starting point. Our team of culinary experts is prepared to create a custom menu and experience for your event. Loper Catering is excited to be at this year's Kearney Oktoberfest!

Cunninghams Journal

  If you're looking for a great bar and grill restaurant with an inviting ambiance in the Kearney , NE area. They are dedicated to providing prompt service and great-tasting food and drinks to their valued customers. Not only do they have great food, but this local spot is a great place for live music. Cunningham's Journal is located in Downtown Kearney on the Bricks. They also provide catering services and are great for any size party. Check out their Facebook Page for more information. 

ature beck & call

  Ature Beck & Call takes great pleasure in preparing fresh, seasonal and delicious food for you and your guest. Whether it's a box lunch for 15, cocktail party for 100 or an incredible buffet dinner for a large party, they have you covered. Let them assist you by designed a personalized menu to suit your budget and simplify your life. For more information on Ature Beck & Call visit their website.
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

1007 2nd Ave  •  PO Box 607  •  Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: 308-237-3101