News Three Floyds: Expansion and Distilling Update

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  1. siknessinwi

    siknessinwi Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2010 Wisconsin

    http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/...cle_44cfb252-7227-5287-acde-fb2315c46c09.html

    I know this has been rumored for a long time but finally some confirmation on where its heading. great news all around.
     
  2. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

  3. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,132) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Cool. Now, send to CA.
     
  4. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio

    Sadly, they can barely keep up with their own area and the few states they distribute to already without adding more places.
     
  5. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Initiate (0) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    you like $50 dark lord? You're going to LOVE $200 whiskeys!
     
  6. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    "Confirmation on where it's heading."

    Where? I'm blind.
     
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  7. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Forget the spirits, just make more beer and up distribution!!
     
  8. siknessinwi

    siknessinwi Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2010 Wisconsin

    As far as I've heard distribution won't increase much. The expansion is more so intended to produce enough product to keep up with the markets they already have.
     
  9. surfcaster

    surfcaster Crusader (735) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Anything for more ZD.

    How about a new label machine?:wink:
     
  10. AaronRodgersMVP12

    AaronRodgersMVP12 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Wisconsin

    and lower costs
     
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  11. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Isn't there a cap in Indiana on breweries with taprooms at 25,000 or 30,000 barrels? That is the real issue I would imagine; they don't want to lose that taproom.
     
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  12. siknessinwi

    siknessinwi Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2010 Wisconsin

    Yeah, they're state capped at 30k bbl. I know they had been working to get approval on any out of state sales not applying to their state limit but I have not heard on any updates on that for a while now.
     
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  13. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan

    Not that I care, I think it's a lot of fun to only be able to get it at the brewery, more or less. It's an adventure.
     
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  14. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Zealot (558) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Coming in about 5 years.....Three Floyds Whiskey Barrel Aged Dark Lord
     
  15. RonfromJersey

    RonfromJersey Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2002 New Jersey

    Not greed. Simply supply and demand.
     
  16. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (776) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Sill 14.99$ for sucaba. ...
     
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  17. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    ISO whiskey aged in ZD barrels.
     
  18. ChrisMyhre

    ChrisMyhre Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    $60 hoodies is just plain greed, you're charging that much for somethng that costs about $12 and amounts to free advertising?
     
  19. antzman

    antzman Initiate (176) Feb 14, 2005 Indiana

    No other beer in my store(s) sells out quicker then 3 Floyds. No other beer is consistently requested by customers than 3 Floyds. Not trying to defend them, but their price is based on the demand. There (currently) is much more demand for them than what they can produce. Supply < Demand in this case.
     
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  20. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    With 3F expansion, once again comes distribution to Virginia? Let's hope so.
     
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  21. Can_has_beer

    Can_has_beer Champion (898) May 14, 2013 Texas

    Get out
     
  22. Loganyoung

    Loganyoung Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 Georgia

    Could you imagine the price for their whiskey aged in BVDL barrels!? :grimacing:
     
  23. Can_has_beer

    Can_has_beer Champion (898) May 14, 2013 Texas

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  24. GBallHead

    GBallHead Initiate (186) Oct 6, 2011 Indiana
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    Double barrel Vanilla darklord whiskey imo, one year in the vanilla brandy barrels and one in the bourbon vanilla!
     
  25. mpayne5

    mpayne5 Devotee (427) Aug 18, 2011 Indiana

    Price: $600
     
  26. raveskdr

    raveskdr Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2009 Virginia

    I know I haven't lived in the midwest in 5 years, but....are people really complaining about the price of FFF? I mean, if we are talking about their BA stuff, fine.

    But $35 for a case (now $40) of their year round beers is amazing. When it was $8.75, that was as cheap as Sam Adams. For Zombie Dust. So, like...I don't know what more they can do. Even at $10 a sixer, it's cheaper than plenty of stuff and on par with just about everything else.

    This expansion will only affect the price of stuff like that, not the barreled stuff. So...
     
  27. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,500) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I agree. Like most laws in Indiana they make little sense. They should just start a "new" brewery and operate at both locations.
     
  28. teledeluxe

    teledeluxe Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2013 Illinois

  29. NewGlarusFan

    NewGlarusFan Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2013 Illinois

    They could move out of Indy anyways. They do have the Chicago flag flying from the brewery anyhow. Not saying they should move to Chicago we have better breweries like Revolution and Half Acre that are less trendy.
     
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  30. DOTU

    DOTU Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2011 California

    Congrats to the Floyds on the expansion and good luck in the process. It will be great to have more 3F beer in the world, and maybe even some 3F whiskey.

    All of the whining in this thread is pathetic. Free market equals freedom of choice on both sides of the equation. 3F has high demand for its products so it chooses to set prices at a level where it makes a nice profit. Lots of consumers of 3F beer and food and shwag choose to pay those prices because they like the product. If you don't like the service at the taproom, choose not to go there. If you think the beer or hoodies are priced too high, choose not to buy them. End of story.
     
  31. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    3F = Drie Fonteinen

    FFF = Three Floyds

    carry on :slight_smile:
     
  32. DOTU

    DOTU Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2011 California

    I knew something was wrong when I was typing, but I was on a roll...:stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  33. norcalhophead

    norcalhophead Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Wisconsin

    I do agree that the FFF Bomber prices are out of whack! - but $40 a case for Zombie Dust & Alpha King (two of the country's best ipa's (I mean pale ale's) is a great deal
     
  34. norcalhophead

    norcalhophead Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 Wisconsin

    Please tell me that you don't consider either ZD or Alpha King a pale ale or my respect for your future posts will be nada
     
  35. baconmcnuggets

    baconmcnuggets Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2013 Florida

    I'm not beer-douche enough to argue with the brewmaster; if he puts an APA label on it, I'm going to concede that's the style. (I can say that ZD tastes more like an IPA, but that doesn't change the fact that it's an APA.)

    High demand breweries like Bruery, FFF, yeah, charge a lot for the beers; I'll suck it up for quality. We pay $11 for a sixer of Cigar City Jai Alai, $10 for Invasion APA; if I could get it easily, I wouldn't quibble over $10 for ZD. It's not a 4% crusher six-pack I'm going to burn through in the first half of the game. (Probably. Maybe. Okay, it could happen.)

    And merch is all over the freakin place. Everybody has their thing. Stone won't give away swag even to a bar doing a promotional tap takeover; not even pint glasses. Lagunitas gave me their employee discount on everything in their store when I mentioned that I work in a beer bar; meanwhile, FFF charges nine dollars for a speed opener. (But. It's my favorite speed opener.)
     
  36. cwehr13

    cwehr13 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 Illinois

    They're are both APA's, I am pretty sure that they list them as an APA on their website as well.
     
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  37. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    Whatever all it it's definitely well priced at $10 per 6pack
     
  38. Matthew1788

    Matthew1788 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Ohio

    I have noticed the last week or two random cases of zombiedust landing on the shelfs here in northwest ohio. Testing the market maybe?
     
  39. broodog

    broodog Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2009 Illinois

    Scotch whiskies incorporate flavors from the air and sea around them, such as peat and moss. Northwest Indiana whiskies will showcase the Region's aromas, such as petroleum coke and diesel.
     
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