Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Active Beers: 101
Beer Ratings: 56,468
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 726 | Reviews: 365 | Display Reviews Only:
4.9/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
My favorite brewery in the Chicagoland area. They have the best selection on tap because it is all of their own choice beers. I am in love with their entire catalog. I could drink Zombie Dust or Alpha King everyday.
You can purchase their beers to take home with you at very reasonable prices. I go there instead of the liquor store because it saves me money, they have a better selection, and brewery fresh Zombie Dust is the best thing that I have ever tasted.
They have wonderful events and the guys are super cool. I love this place. They are not normal and neither am I... I think that is why we get along so well.
10-29-2011 03:48:45 | More by osusullins
4.55/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Walking into Three Floyds, I feel I am entering an art gallery. From the carefully carved bronze vines out front to the Alpha King/Calumet Queen statue welcoming you, this place is nice on the eye.
The inside hosts 20 taps with a hand pull offering various brews from day to day. There is metal music playing in the background which is suiting based on the tattooed and pierced employees. There are about a dozen bar stools at the bar and 10-12 tables throughout the pub.
The quality is hands down amazing. This place was clean and full of character.
The service was great and informative as our server was obviously a beer geek himself and knew what he was talking about as he educated us about the place.
There is a great amount of FFF brews on tap as well as beers to take home. Also, there are quite a few tasty guest drafts on tap at all times. I was overwhelmed with the selection even though there were only 20 taps. Such great beer and hard decisions were made. Nonetheless, great beer was enjoyed.
The food was outstanding. I had a burger that was marinated in a zesty Italian-like spice with a fluffy pretzel roll keeping it together. Probably one of the best burgers i have had the opportunity to enjoy.
The pricing is much more reasonable than prices back in the Chicagoland suburbs. My burger was $10 but the price was right for the quality by far. Most drafts were priced from $5-9. The latter being Barrel-Aged Moloko :)
Great place that is so worth the hour and a half cruise. A must visit kinda place.
10-28-2011 01:25:51 | More by ChugginOil
4.83/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Was able to finally return to FFF on a trip through Chicago to Purdue. While the review below clearly show my love of FFF, this trip made it it one of my very favorite spots. It helped that my wife was along to DD, so the tasting was a lot more intense, but it was also the fall line up of beers compared to the summer brews that I had last time as well. Drinking Behemoth, Artic Panzer Wolf, Zombie Dust and Spazzerack! took all of my energy so that I didn't even get to Dreadnaught--one of my favorites.
But what really put it over the top was the food. I had pizza last time, which was very good. Maybe it's improved as well--didn't have a chance to try this trip. We really liked that they offered small plates so the meal was a more appropriate size. Started with the butternut squash soup--amazing--black truffles, hazelnut yogurt and pickled squash made this a soup to remember. After that, I had the mac n cheese. Doesn't sound too adventuresome, but the old fashioned comfort food with American cheese was spiced up with pickled onions and bread crumbs. I know--onions in mac n cheese? Just have to try it.
The basic format of the bar hasn't changed in the last few years, but they seem to have settled in with more beer paraphernalia and other decorations on the walls. The big screen TV with a kung fu movie was a nice touch--an nice to watch with dinner over the brew house. Not sure how, but it adds to the attitude of the place. Not fancy--just good. Fits my personality exactly. I feel lucky that FFF is directly on my route to visit my alma mater, and hope to make this a much more regular stop in the future to one of my very favorite brewpubs anywhere in the world.
Three Floyd's is an Indiana legend with Alpha King, as they should be. Lots of attitude, unique, and surviving by just brewing beer too good not to drink, similar to Stone of CA and Surly of MN. This was such a good stop, I simply drove home to Minnesota instead of hitting the rest of my planned stops.
Needed lunch, and ordered the five cheese pizza as the main veggie options. It was very good--and big. Two or three people at least to eat. It was also good cold for dinner half way through Wisconsin.
Jumped in with a half pint (thanks TF for pouring halfs) of Remus: Bravo. This was a paired brew with Remulus: Apollo. They beers were idential APAs except for teh Bravo and Apollo hops. Remus the better beer for me--cleaner and smoother compared to the Remulus that had a bit of a grassy taste, unusual for TF beers in spite of the very large hops bill that must have annually. Next was a draft of the famous Dreadnaught IPA, an Imperial IPA that is worth the travel. The bottle I took home was just as good though the bite was a bit different and lacked the balance of the draft for me. The final beer (so I thought) was the Fantabulous Resplendence (aka X), TFs tenth anniversary ale. Not really sure what the style should be labelled but it was 100 IBUs, so a DIPA range, but lots of Belgain characteristics, probably from the yeast. Very easy drink with lots of kick. In spite of eating most of the pizza and sitting for three hours, the accumulation of the beers forced the long wait before hitting the road again.
And, then, a TF worker tapped a new beer--Gorch Fock Helles--and handed me the test glass to make sure the tap was working properly--then dumped it and repoured another for me because it didn't looke quite right to him. To me, this emphasized TFs committment to quality at all levels, and it is easily seen in the beer.
Hoping to return for an evening to check it out as well. The only downside of the pub (not for me but for others maybe going there) is that it's basically a thrown together in a corner of the brewery. And, the whole place is in a warehouse district south of Chicago that's a bit out of the way and I found to be hard to find that day. Personally, I like the comfortable college dorm furniture feel that concentrates on beer or form, but maybe not everybody will like that. If you're there to drink good beer--go; if you want a pretty place, head downtown.
10-26-2011 03:17:30 | More by FightingEntropy
4.03/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
It goes without saying that having fresh beer at 3 Floyd's is a given, but I have to say the food is INCREDIBLE!!! I've only been once, but I have the BBQ sandwich with kimchee and my wife had the gorgonzola pizza. Without a doubt, two of the best entrees I've ever eaten!
From the dining room you can see the brewery. And from the bar, you can see... well... beautiful taps all across the wall. Had a Dreadnaught, Robert the Bruce, and an Alpha King which were all just amazing.
I can't wait to go back.
10-14-2011 00:39:32 | More by Mscarpen
4.35/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I've been going to Three FLoyds for a while now. This place has a nice atmosphere. Everyone in here is freindly to each other and staff does a good job at keeping your glass full. The food here is amazing. Its a bit pricey, but you usually get what you pay for. The only thing about the food is when they change chefs some of my favorite dishes are no longer avaliable. They always have a good tap selection with their own brews and guest brews. I wish they had a bigger building though. I've had to wait outside a few times just to get into the place. This is a place thats worth the drive if your reasonably close to the area.
10-09-2011 18:11:54 | More by Labonix
4.6/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
This place is so cool!!!! The wall art is awesome and there beer selection is killer!!!! They have the normal goodies and always have great brewpub exclusive beers too. The food changes constenetly (last time I went I had beef jerky and sweetbread and my wife had a meat platter and some pasta also with 4 beers apiece) and I’ve never had a bad meal in the many times I’ve been there (5 or 6 times which is everytime I'm even remotly close to the area). I still haven’t made it for a DLD but hopefully that will change soon. The bartenders are cool and know not only about there beer but also about the guest beers on draft too. The slection of to go beers are good and not to spendy at all.
10-03-2011 03:57:55 | More by bobbypaulson
3.53/5 rDev -20.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Came here in the evening of Sept 17th on a trip to the northern indiana area, knowing I'd be expecting a wait. The door man was friendly but seemed a bit stressed, as if he was expecting me to be pushy. Frankly I was pleased that although I was given a hour and 45 min wait estimate, we were in in just about an hour.
Going in and sitting down, the place seemed very crowded and loud, with knotty wooden boards for tables, with holes and uneven places on them,so I was careful where I placed my glass. Ridiculous martial arts and godzillaesque flicks and wall art were the entertainment--okay for 5 minutes, then move on.
Our server was friendly, and on the front end was very helpful, checking up on me and and my family. However, as the evening went on, he started to disappear, even though there were less people around.
Beers were above par, as to be expected, with proper presentation for all three servings I had. Food was average, not to be cheered about or complained about. Service was below expectations. Overall, I'd come to pick up beer but not to stay around for long, especially with family.
09-23-2011 01:14:04 | More by Pete0714
4.05/5 rDev -9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Three Floyds is located in an industrial area (which is not uncommon for craft brewpubs). It has a small but serviceable parking lot in front of the pub and an organic garden just behind the complex. There was no issue with getting a seat when we arrived at 2 p.m. Inside, the walls are adorned with Three Floyds signature eye catching cartoonish art.
Unfortunately, due to construction, the brew tour wasn't much of a tour. The tour guide said it's common for them to be doing construction and maintenance work on Saturdays and Sundays. Because of this, the tour was confined to a small, cleared out space in the middle of the brewery. Oh well.
After the tour, there was a short wait to get back inside the pub. Once inside again, we ordered another round of beers and some food.. service was average. The food was good though and the portions were sufficient (the tour guide informed us that they have a chef from the highly lauded Blackbird restaurant in Chicago). We ordered a case of Zombie Dust and a handful of bombers to go. They were promptly brought out to us. Overall, it was a good experience and I would like to go back someday.
09-18-2011 07:38:39 | More by BlastBeats
4.33/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have to admit to being suprised by the size of the place. Rather small but still a good amount of space. I'm not sure about the Arsenal scarf but I can let that pass!
Service was pretty quick at times. A few lags but nothing that major. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about both the food and the beer. Easy to work with.
Beer selection was very nice. I'm a big fan of most of the 3F beers so that makes them a good place. The food selection isn't huge but adequate and with some interesting options.
The food was very good. I had the chicken sandwich that was excellent. I would love to go back and try a pizza so hopefully that can happen sometime soon.
Parking was a bit of a pain. Not sure if we were overlapping with a brewery tour but for the amount of people in the brewpub having to park in the street seemed extreme - but it's not a high traffic area and the prize was worth it.
09-18-2011 02:47:43 | More by mpcrump
2.75/5 rDev -38.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5 | $$$
This place did not look like much from the outside, and I was disappointed with the inside. This place was a little underwhelming. They were showing some karate movie over one whole wall. Unless you like to watch people coughing up blood and being killed while you eat, it was pretty annoying. The service is fairly bad. They acted as if you you were very privileged to even come near the place. They had nothing dark on tap. Their tour was a yawner. That said, their beer was pretty good. Only go if you are looking for a specific, hard to get beer.
09-18-2011 00:16:14 | More by mentaltraveller
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub in Munster, IN
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