3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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4.07/5
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3 Floyds Brewing Co.3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, Indiana, 46321-4004
United States

(219) 922-4425 | map
3floyds.com

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4.49/5
Reviews:
469
Ratings:
1,361
pDev:
11.14%
 
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Ratings: 1,361 |  Reviews: 469
Reviews by tapman:
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4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Big brewhouse that always has young, bearded people moving stuff around? Check. Fantastic, bright and stimulating signature artwork adorning the walls? Check. Practical, hip, old school...3F is all these things and the only thing that keeps it from getting a "5" is 1) the bland industrial area that it is located in (which I'm sure saves all kinds of money so whatev) and how small the brewpub is. It is relatively big compared to others, but weekends are just annoyingly crowded. Heck, 1PM is pretty crowded if the weather is nice.

What can I say? The beer is exceptional. However, I have heard that the brewery is relatively unreliable as far as keeping their staple beers similar from batch to batch and while I can't say that I have experienced this to an extreme degree, there are bottles and pints of Gumballhead that are less hoppy than others, so... still great, though!

Service is great when it is not crowded and as good as anywhere when it is. I can say this, the staff is knowledgable about the beer. Unlike a Rock Bottom or other expansive breweries you are waited on by grungy beer geeks instead of beautiful and buxom, though ignorant, waitresses and, I'm sorry to say, I enjoy this style of server much more.

They have their standard brews, which are great, and always have some seasonals that are not available outside the brewery. However, few beers, besides Darklord and barrel aged stuff, is limited so you can get a one-of-a-kind brew without having to take off work to get there at noon to beat the other beer geeks. Plus, a good selection of guest beers that are somewhat rare and balance their own selection pretty well.

Not as fancy as other brewpubs, but food is satisfying, traditional to fancy yet tweaked nicely to suit the *achem* upscale clientele...myself included.

Food is not as fancy as some brewpubs I have been to, but compare the 3F $9 burger with the Goose Island Stilton Burger. Sure, the Stilton is pretty fancy, but it is nice to have a cheaper option. I had the Tagliatelle: whole wheat pasta, pork sausage, shaved white asparagus, peas, parmigiano. At Goose Island or Rock Bottom this would be $15+, but here it was $10.

Also, beer price is cheaper than buying 3F in Chicago so, DIG!

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Photo of Erjadams
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ColoradoBuckeye
4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jim67
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place has it all. Loved the pulled pork. I never miss a chance to visit or try on tap. Wish they distributed more to Michigan

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Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of RayD86
3.51/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Photo of Cordyceps
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of c014572
3.95/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Vibe is like heavily tatted bikers. that's' cool with me. Great selection of beers on tap. What I find weird is that the menu does not fit the vive I get from the place. (menu is trendy vibe is not), If your are new, check out the web site (updated frequently) to see what is on tap and what the menu is so your not disappointed. I do recommend it a lot, it's just "Not Normal". LOL.

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Photo of jbarry3000
4.58/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of OldBrewer
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of AirsoftHaze
4.94/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Payner19
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MaxOhle
3.95/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Growlerghost73
4.4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MJSFS
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Only negative is the extremely loud deth metal music, but that's their thing, and if it helps them make great beer and food it's a small price to pay.

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Photo of mmoriarty
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I was in Chicago so figured why not plop by FFF Distillery. The small Brew Pub was tucked off to the side. It was 10pm on a Friday night. Fairly busy. Around 50 people or so. The vibe was very relaxed. Vinyl records playing over surround-sound speakers. They had about 10 beers on tap. The Zombie Dust was EXQUISITE straight from the Mother's teet. 20oz pour for $5. Overall, fantastic experience. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Traderjohn1968
4.85/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Hard to obtain unless you live in an early adopter Chicago neighborhood. Fortunately Nick Floyd lives a few blocks from me and always keeps a few six packs in the cooler at the corner store. Truely the best IPA I've ever had. They tried to sell me on Warpigs but in the end nothing else even compares to Zombie Dust.

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Photo of jmikepool
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of CasualRodness
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of rickski1981
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of mkyer
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Penguins66
3.89/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

3 Floyds is the Founders of NW Indiana. By that I mean they have a high quality product, a large and apparently loyal following, and when they release certain beers, it is an event. However, unlike Founders, 3 Floyds apparently is not in a hurry to expand. My wife and I paid a visit on a fairly quiet Wednesday afternoon, after an aborted trip a few months earlier when, at 1:30 on a Saturday afternoon, wait times approached 1 1/2 hours. As soon as we were seated, we understood why--the brewpub is way too small. A 100-person capacity may be a generous estimate. Also, the ambiance is not very welcoming. The heavy metal music didn't bother us, but it was loud enough that we had to practically shout at each other. There was some weird fantasy/horror movie playing on the TVs. And the whole place in general was dark and cold. There is no outdoor seating even though they have plenty of space. Their "gift shop" is just a counter where you can buy some cases of beer and a few t-shirts. It's almost as if they don't want people to hang out and relax.

That being said, 3 Floyds produces some excellent beers. Looking past the Zombie Dust, their menu is heavy on the IPAs but all the beers we tried were good. Their food menu is smallish and full of funky ingredients like pork cheeks, but the cheese curds we split were also good. Service was fine and prices seemed reasonable. We were glad we went but just can't get over how they could be bigger and more inviting (and just maybe make more money) if they wanted to.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.86/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

First time I ever had Zombie Dust was when I was passing through Indiana here at this pretty dark dimly lit place. Service was good but I felt a little out of place as I didn't think I had enough tattoos or piercings on my body to fit in with the rest of the crowd. Call me old school, but yeah, just an odd place, still their beers are phenomenal, so I'll give them that. No food that day for me.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Munster, IN
Brewery rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 82,537 ratings
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