Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Active Beers: 99
Beer Ratings: 54,919
Beer Avg: 4.03
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 682 | Reviews: 363 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DownDaHatch:
3.25/5 rDev -26.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Didn't really know what to expect when making the trek to the brewery. I had heard that it was in an odd, out-of-the-way location. Quirky is the best way to describe this place. It reminds me a bit of a 1970's basement. Not that this is particularly bad. It is really quite comfortable and certainly nont pretentious like most brew pubs. It is apparent that the general vibe of the often "misunderstood" Floyds carries over into the pub. Had the opportunity to try several tap 3 floyds that I never had the opportunity to try before (Apocalypse Cow, Alpha Klaus, You are welcome). The food is quite tasty and also reasonably priced. Don't expect to be blown away by this place, but if you are looking for good beer at a reasonable price in an industrial-like setting, then this is your place.
11-29-2008 21:52:19 | More by DownDaHatch
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4.39/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
We arrived about 30 minutes before the brewpub opened to find a large line snaking into the parking lot from the main entrance. This was no special event day, but apparently the place is always packed. Luckily it was a balmy 50 degrees and sunny in small-town Indiana that day, but I wouldn't brave the elements in the middle of winter for it! Squatting beneath the bulbous Munster water tower, the brewery building is essentially a large warehouse with an attached small brewpub. There is a pub entrance and a second, smaller, door for walk in bottle sales. A few minutes before official opening, an employee, using his best carnival barker's voice, explained the rules to those of us in line. He explained the free tour times and allowed us to sign up for them. Interestingly once in the brewpub, if your tour time comes up, they will save your seat for you until you return. A nice perk since tables are hard to come by. I do have to say, that the staff was great and despite being busy they really knew how to deal with crowds.
They offer samplers of their four "regular" beers: Dreadnaught IPA, Alpha King Pale, Mild and Robert The Bruce. All are good beers but RTB is far and away the best--a wonderfully malty and complex Scottish ale. They had an extensive list of other beers, and offered most in full or half pints, though some were only served in 8 oz snifters (mostly double IPAs.) I enjoyed the War Mullet and Permanent Funeral (both DIPAs) very much. Bryan and I were very surprised that in addition to over-the-top hoppy, the brewery had several very restrained examples of classic Continental beer styles like and Oktoberfest (Munsterfest) and Schwarzbier (Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn). Several of the beers on tap were collaborations with Metal groups, and similarly themed loud Metal music pervaded the pub.
We hit the free tour after our drinking was done. You get what you pay for. The entire tour took place in about 15 feet of warehouse space. Our tour guide was good and knew his stuff, but this was a very fast tour that barely scratched the surface of such an infamous brewery. I did like the artwork on the walls, including some old D&D art from the Dungeon Master's Guide of my youth. Looking at the bourbon barrels filled with future incarnations of rare Three Floyds beer was intriguing.
Addendum: I visited again recently and had a chance to order more food. Holy cow the dry rubbed chicken wings were the best I've had in my life! I'm improving my food score in this review!
07-10-2014 16:25:11 | More by Jackofallbrews
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub in Munster, IN
98 out of 100 based on 682 ratings.