3 Floyds Brewing (2020)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by toolbrew, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. toolbrew

    toolbrew Defender (627) Feb 26, 2008 Indiana
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    A new decade, a new thread...happy to report I’m no worse for wear after the sandwich. Would have it again!

    Plan to open 13 Hands later today.
     
  2. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Crusader (763) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Just popped in to add some comments about the current menu .

    The wings, ramen and poutine are all on point.
     
  3. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Aspirant (218) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    So FFF just posted that they have Arctic Panzer Wolf at the brewpub and it's "Not in package yet, but something special coming soon."

    Could this finally be cans of FFF DIPAs?
     
  4. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (799) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    To go smoked coyote burgers....
     
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  5. BLA1R

    BLA1R Initiate (62) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois

    People on Facebook were saying it's going to be four packs of 12 oz cans. I really hope they are pints.
     
  6. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,343) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Magnums. Seems like the only package format they are not currently using yet
     
  7. Shriner

    Shriner Initiate (75) Mar 29, 2017 Illinois

    Speechless...finally!!!!!!

    Where is this posted?
     
  8. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (393) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    I’m fine with 12oz. I don’t need to be slamming pints of 10% beers
     
  9. Shriner

    Shriner Initiate (75) Mar 29, 2017 Illinois

    You're in luck, these are only 9%, slam away!!!
     
  10. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Aspirant (218) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    The Brewpub's Facebook page.
     
  11. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Aspirant (218) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Kind of gamey, but the Earl of Biggleswade aioli really complements it well.
     
  12. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (320) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Am I the only one that has been offended that Dreadnaught or APW have not been regularly distributed the past few years? I'm really hoping that this is a sign of things to come.
     
  13. Shriner

    Shriner Initiate (75) Mar 29, 2017 Illinois

    Stopped by yesterday. I can honestly say I am glad this is a 50 minute drive from Roselle, I would be here far too often otherwise. As far as I know, there is no word on Artic Panzer Wolf being bottled or canned.

    Following beers were amazing:
    - Stone Feathers...the banana shined
    - Snow & Rock...perfect take on a doppelbock
    - Alpha Naught...star of the show. Typical hops in the face DIPA yet smooth.
    - Alpha Kong...never disappoints

    Following beers were very good:
    Alpha Khan...Smooth, probably due to the lactose, little bit of a lingering tart aftertaste but I would order again

    Following beers were not my cup of tea:
    - BA Apocalypse Cow...I don't think I have ever liked a gin barrel beer. They always taste like someone dumped gin into the glass. Thus, do not listen to my opinion.

    All food was mouth watering delicious:
    - Mac & Cheese
    - Brisket Taco
    - Fried Pickle Beans
    - Cheese curds

    FFF is just the gold standard.
     
  14. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (799) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    As much as I am saddened their promised Chicago Brewpub from 8 years ago still isn't a reality, my wallet is also thankful it hasn't come to fruition...
     
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  15. fatdeets

    fatdeets Initiate (83) May 19, 2014 Illinois

    it may be a custy take, but the zombie dust cans were tight af...
     
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  16. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,091) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Honestly feels like a weird omission. Don't get me wrong, if it ended up being on Milwaukee like I thought was planned I'd never go anyway, but I always assumed they'd make a killing, if just based on their name alone. I know plenty of people who have no knowledge of craft and still think FFF is a big deal (not saying they're not, just saying they're arguably less "trendy" than they used to be).
     
  17. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,310) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    Yeah. Illinois may have just become too much of a hassle to worry about opening a taproom in Chicago. They are growing quite nicely without it. Increased production, canning line, distillery... all those things could be playing a factor.

    For my sake, selfishly, I really prefer that they don't go the trendy route (kiddie juice boxes, milkshakes/slushies or Cinnabon diabetes stouts) and that they stay mostly as they are. Over the last year especially, I've found myself making my way back to the beers and breweries that really got me into this hobby in the first place and discovering I still really love those. 3Floyds. Half-Acre. Pipeworks.

    I'm in the minority in that I have very little to no interest in Phase 3, Hop Butcher, Mikerphone and the like. Just give me some 3Floyds Alpha King, Zombie Dust, Gumballhead and the like, and I'll be happy.
     
  18. lloydboss

    lloydboss Disciple (302) May 9, 2014 Illinois
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    This all day. For me, add in Off Color & BA Rev to FFF, Half Acre & Pipeworks & they cover everything I would want to drink with (relatively) little hassle to acquire.
     
  19. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (279) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    I would concur 100% if we still lived there...with the addition of Metropolitan.
     
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  20. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,583) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I was at Hopleaf last night and had a Floyds IPA I'd never heard of...Hop O.P., a collaboration with War Pigs.

    It reminded me of Double Dungeon from Half Acre, actually, in that it had some of the "juicy" characteristics of a New England style IPA but also had a strong "Three Floyds IPA" vibe as well. In fact, I think it pulled that balancing act off a little better than DD. Worth a try if you're on the northside!
     
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  21. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (2,304) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    I asked when I was there today. The big APW unveiling will be later this week.
     
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  22. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (799) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    The mixed 4 6 oz can packs of Dark Lord Variants this year...
     
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  23. ChangSing

    ChangSing Initiate (163) May 5, 2013 Illinois

    I can enjoy some of the haze/milkshake stuff, but in very limited doses. But I would take a taproom / bar with APW, Dreadnaught, Zombie, Drunk Monk, Behemoth etc. over a place with 6 hazy IPAs any day of the week. When the trends shift, I have no idea what Hopbutcher will do seeing as how they can't make anything but one style of beer.
     
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  24. rypkr

    rypkr Savant (934) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Did you Indiana folk get the three Floyd's/ fat heads collab IPA? Everyone's going nuts over it in pa/oh and rightfully so. Best ipa I think I've ever had personally. I'm surprised there's been no mention of it in this thread.
     
  25. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (279) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    You just did!! And it’s freaking great...
     
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  26. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,310) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    What’s the name of the collab? They did one a year or two ago, so I’m wondering if it’s the same one or a new collab entirely.
     
  27. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (279) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

  28. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,861) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Last year was with Barley Brown and not nearly as solid.
     
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  29. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (799) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    NEIPAs are as much of a trend as the West Coast stuff FFF does....
     
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  30. rypkr

    rypkr Savant (934) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Last years barley browns was pretty meh. I almost passed on it this year because last years was so mediocre.

    It saddens me to know this is a one off. This would be my go to beer if it were a regular.
     
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  31. Shriner

    Shriner Initiate (75) Mar 29, 2017 Illinois

    I am both intrigued but also perplexed as to what could be so off the wall that it will be considered an unveiling. Very excited no matter what it is, as long as it is available at the kiosk to go!
     
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  32. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (2,304) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    Fwiw, I asked about Permanent Funeral and was told that it would likely be following the same format as APW.
     
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  33. Shriner

    Shriner Initiate (75) Mar 29, 2017 Illinois

    That would be amazing and I figured something was in the works since we have not seen APW, PF or Dreadnaught in such a long time. Thanks for the updates.
     
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  34. lloydboss

    lloydboss Disciple (302) May 9, 2014 Illinois
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    8 oz format?
     
  35. Shriner

    Shriner Initiate (75) Mar 29, 2017 Illinois

    I'm going to guess no since they have never done anything like that. My guess would be the 500ml bottles in four packs...but who knows!
     
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  36. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,357) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    3 Floyds hitting Village Tap in Roscoe Village this Thursday, all FFF drafts $5 (including five Alphas - Kahn, Naught, Kong, Klaus and King), FFF Reps on hand.
     
  37. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Disciple (324) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    All of the APW yield will be attached to a fire hose. The second you walk into the kiosk, they blast you in the chest with it, then toss FFF stickers at your backwards-rolling body.
     
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  38. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (799) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    It's a zero percent abv double ipa called Arctic Panzie Wolf....
     
  39. lloydboss

    lloydboss Disciple (302) May 9, 2014 Illinois
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    I'd be down for that
     
  40. chrismattlin

    chrismattlin Crusader (792) May 10, 2014 Ohio

    My guess is 12oz. four pack cans.