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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
4.05/5
Based on:
88 Beers
66,399 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 1,046
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 20
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, Indiana, 46321-4004
United States
phone: (219) 922-4425

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @3floyds

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4.95/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Many have reviewed, so I will only speak to parts of my experience that were different than what other reviewers have already said or could possibly add to the discussion:

1. Wait time - I arrived on a Thursday on a sunny day when they opened (11:30am) on an unadvertised Zombie Dust Day. I immediately got in the to-go line and had my two cases in 15 minutes. I then went to the bar and noticed that after about an hour there was no to-go line at all. So I got two more cases. I then asked if I could go a third time, and they said usually not but they could give me a twelve pack. So, my guess is that the wait times others are describing are most likely on weekends, or else I got very lucky.

2. Staff - I only really interacted with three of the staff (the woman at the to-go kiosk, the hostess briefly, and the bartender). All were extremely friendly and accomodating (especially the bar tender).

3. Clientele - Very friendly, almost unusually so. I spoke with several people around me and all were very friendly and helpful.

4. Food - I ordered the swordfish and it was one of the best 5 meals I have ever had!

5. Music - I love the heavy metal theme and that they spin entire albums on vinyl. When I was there, the albums were Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (by Black Sabbath) and an album by a band I never heard of (but they had a great name: Cokegoat).

All around, an incredible experience. Go there if you can!

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Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
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!

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
100 out of 100 based on 1,046 ratings.