Revolution Brewing / Three Floyds Association

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  1. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (219) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    On Friday night, I was buying a bomber of Three Floyds Rye da Tiger da Tiger and a bomber of Revolution Brewing TV Party at m local bottle shop. The worker at the shop mentioned that Revolution Brewing is a sister company of Three Floyds. Can anyone here confirm or deny this?

    My initial thought was... false. Both breweries make some great beers and are out of the same area (Chicago and Munster, IN).
  2. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Initiate (171) Oct 29, 2008 Illinois
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    According to the Revolution website, doesn't seem like it.


    Managing partner Josh Deth was a novice homebrewer when he caught a lucky break. In the summer of 1995, he landed a job cleaning kegs at the now-defunct Golden Prairie Brewing. Golden Prairie epitomized the shoestring startup brewery operation of the nascent era of craft beer. What it lacked in size (three barrel brewhouse) it made up for with the heart and soul of its owner, Ted Furman. As a beginner, Josh dutifully cleaned kegs and scrubbed tanks holding such innovative beers as Maple Stout, Honey Ginger and Buckwheat Ale, all perhaps just a bit ahead of their time.
    A few years later, Josh dreamt up the idea for Revolution while working at Goose Island as a cellarman and brew pub brewer. After the first few tries at opening a brewery didn't work out, Josh opened Handlebar in 2003 with his wife Krista and a few friends. Always one to do more, he also worked as Executive Director of Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. He worked to promote local businesses and manage the Logan Square Farmers Market. While working at the Chamber, he found a cool, old building on Milwaukee Avenue with a nice tin ceiling. The brewery idea bubbled up again.
    Revolution Brewing opened up in February 2010 after three years of raising funds, dealing with the zoning department, and construction. We added our 2nd floor Brewers' Lounge in July 2011. We are now opening a new production brewery and tap room in 2012.
  3. DrWily

    DrWily Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2012 Illinois

    This is the first i've heard of this.
  4. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (219) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    I read this as well. My initial thought was false but I have seen several local brewers move on from one local brewery and move to another or start their own.
  5. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    It's comments like those (from the shop person) that makes me doubt any comment that starts, "I heard from my shop guy that X beer is coming..."

    The head brewer for Revolution, Jim Cibak, once worked for Three Floyds, if I'm not mistaken, but I couldn't tell you in what capacity or for how long. Prior to Revolution, Cibak came from Firestone Walker, and I think he had been there for quite some time (googling indicates Cibak left FFF for FW in summer '06). There have been two collaboration beers between the two, Sodom and Gomorrah (both excellent) but I think that's about it as far as explicit links between the two breweries.

    As far as I know, the companies are wholly separate from one another.
  6. UnderJoath

    UnderJoath Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 Illinois
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    Definitely NOT a sister company.
  7. TysonA

    TysonA Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2010 Washington
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    Agree definitely not a sister company. I met Donn ( sales mgr) from Revolution and most of the group comes from Goose Island background.
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