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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & BrewpubThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 99
Beer Ratings: 54,791
Beer Avg: 4.03

Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

676 Ratings
Ratings: 676
Reviews: 363
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 11.71%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, Indiana, 46321-4004
United States
phone: (219) 922-3565

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @3floyds

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wschmit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

There aren't too many nits to pick with 3 Floyds Brewpub.

Atmosphere is funky, with loads of beeraphernalia and local art, ranging from comic book to trippy. An overhead projector throws movies up onto one wall. One table has couches in lieu of chairs. The bar itself is comfy, solid, and full of regulars.

Service is perfect at the bar. Occasionally the waitstaff elsewhere is a little off--not too knowledgeable, not too frequent, or otherwise sort of removed--but this is sparing. Often the waitstaff consists of beer geeks, which is nice for chatting about beer but provides a different experience than a normal restaurant--I'm fine with that, though.

Selection's interesting. Not the most taps in the world, but always loaded with Alpha King, Bruce, Gumballhead, etc., as well as some one-offs--Bourbon-Barrel Aged Cherry Behemoth as of last night, even. There are some good guest taps that constantly change, and a short but well thought-out list of guest bottles, in addition to their own beers. It's really hard to beat fresh Dreadnought and Arctic Panzer Wolf, or Alpha King on the beer engine. Growlers of everything but the really rare stuff are available.

Food stands out here, for a beer place. Bangers and mash, as well as cassoulet, stood out last night--fries and mac and cheese complemented well. Prices are low, but portions aren't gut-busting, except for maybe the burger. Still, an excellent value for really great execution. Menu changes up occasionally, but they post it online.

All in all, this is one of the best places to eat and drink in the Chicagoland area. If you can con someone into designatedly driving, or your SO hates beer--get over here.

02-12-2011 19:24:08 | More by wschmit
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.6%

07-10-2014 22:56:01 | More by AndyEdgar
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Barnes313


5/5  rDev +12.6%

07-10-2014 22:35:29 | More by Barnes313
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Jackofallbrews

Minnesota

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
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SteveDoeschot

Missouri

5/5  rDev +12.6%

07-09-2014 22:29:13 | More by SteveDoeschot
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

I have never eaten here, but have grabbed a drink and hit the kiask.

The pub has great atmosphere with everyone excited to try the great brews that are constantly being rotated. Some people grip at how much they change the tap list, but come on... variety is the spice of life.

The kiask has the carry out sales. Sorry, no growler fills. They always have 3 to 5 of their 6pack formats available, a few bombers, and if you get lucky some barrel aged gems.
They limit everone to 2 cases since their prices are very good ($40 for case (24) sixers). They keep a list of what is available that day up to date on the web and on a chalk board at the kiask. The guy who runs the kiask is always happy and friendly.

I see a lot of people bashing Floyds because they can't get Zombie Dust or some rare release, but thats what makes it kind of fun. If they gave everyone a heads up, rather than announcing the sale list in the morning, the line would be a mile long.

Good people, Great beer. I'll always stop in when I am traveling to/from Chicago.

07-09-2014 20:53:49 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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TimGorman

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.6%

07-09-2014 20:12:54 | More by TimGorman
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JDV

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-09-2014 19:04:57 | More by JDV
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kodt

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7%

07-09-2014 17:00:51 | More by kodt
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -9.9%

07-08-2014 03:51:36 | More by KAF
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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub in Munster, IN
98 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.