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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 42,886
Beer Avg: 4.05
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
9750 Indiana Pkwy
phone: (219) 922-3565
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Love FFF brews! Do NOT love the wait for a table. Seriously. The wait here is worse than Kuma's Corner. At least with Kuma's you can get a drink at the bar and hawk a bar seat within 15 mins if there are just 2 of you. Not so here. Last time we actually went to a nearby BUffalo Wild Wings to have a couple of beers while we waited.
It's hard to give a high rating on selection because they are mostly limited to their own beers -- the good news is that it is mostly great and they usually have several on tap that they either don't bottle, or bottling is very limited. Most of the food I've had has been pretty good as well. Ask for no oil on your tortillas if you get the tacos. You'll thank me.
11-21-2013 18:44:24 |
More by teledeluxe
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
We arrived about 30 minutes before the brewpub opened to find a large line snaking into the parking lot from the main entrance. This was no special event day, but apparently the place is always packed. Luckily it was a balmy 50 degrees and sunny in small-town Indiana that day, but I wouldn't brave the elements in the middle of winter for it! Squatting beneath the bulbous Munster water tower, the brewery building is essentially a large warehouse with an attached small brewpub. There is a pub entrance and a second, smaller, door for walk in bottle sales. A few minutes before official opening, an employee, using his best carnival barker's voice, explained the rules to those of us in line. He explained the free tour times and allowed us to sign up for them. Interestingly once in the brewpub, if your tour time comes up, they will save your seat for you until you return. A nice perk since tables are hard to come by. I do have to say, that the staff was great and despite being busy they really knew how to deal with crowds.
They offer samplers of their four "regular" beers: Dreadnaught IPA, Alpha King Pale, Mild and Robert The Bruce. All are good beers but RTB is far and away the best--a wonderfully malty and complex Scottish ale. They had an extensive list of other beers, and offered most in full or half pints, though some were only served in 8 oz snifters (mostly double IPAs.) I enjoyed the War Mullet and Permanent Funeral (both DIPAs) very much. Bryan and I were very surprised that in addition to over-the-top hoppy, the brewery had several very restrained examples of classic Continental beer styles like and Oktoberfest (Munsterfest) and Schwarzbier (Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn). Several of the beers on tap were collaborations with Metal groups, and similarly themed loud Metal music pervaded the pub.
We hit the free tour after our drinking was done. You get what you pay for. The entire tour took place in about 15 feet of warehouse space. Our tour guide was good and knew his stuff, but this was a very fast tour that barely scratched the surface of such an infamous brewery. I did like the artwork on the walls, including some old D&D art from the Dungeon Master's Guide of my youth. Looking at the bourbon barrels filled with future incarnations of rare Three Floyds beer was intriguing.
11-15-2013 18:11:27 |
More by Jackofallbrews
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$
Personally, I love coming to FFF, and have never had a bad experience. The wait staff and the bar staff have always been personable, if. It friendly, and I've always experienced great service.
The only gripe I would have, is their tap list is good, but not great. Sure it's got the standards, but they never have anything really special that's draft only at the pub. Also, the food, while really good, can be a bit pricey.
Otherwise, nothing wrong with the place at all. Highly recommend.
11-13-2013 04:50:21 |
More by prior2two
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
We have been to Three Floyd's three times now. It's in an industrial section in Munster with limited parking (at least in the lot). They are always crowded but are organized and move people along. Last time we got a case of Robert the Bruce, 12 pk of Gumballhead along with some bombers. Food is good, love their brisket tacos and many of their other dishes.
11-10-2013 02:11:53 |
More by Bonna
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Three Floyds is by far one my favorite brewery to frequent, despite the over an hour long drive from my home. They always have bottles of stuff you cant get anywhere else, and their regular stuff sells for less than pretty much every store. It can be sometimes a hassle just trying to get beer though, Ive waited in hour long lines to buy beer sometimes, but it all depends on the time of day. Saturdays are by far the craziest day to go, the place is always packed on saturday.
As for the Brewpub, the food is outstanding in IMHO. I have tried almost everything they have to offer, and its all great. Their pizza is excellent, the smoked meats are amazing, and their deserts are absolutely decadent. The service is typically very consistently good. They always have their year round beers on tap including ZD, even if you missed it in bottles. They have a great selection of exotic / rare guest bottles, though I typically don't stray from any 3 floyds beer on tap.
The tours are kind of lacking. I'm sure its different now as they have been giving tours for years, and I haven't been on one in a while, but it was kind of like, "hey, here's where we make the beer, any questions?".
Overall, a great place to eat and walk away with tons of take home beers. I almost always spend more than i would have wanted, but always leave happy I took the trip.
You'd be a fool to not visit if you're in the area and havent been before, but I think anyone on this site probably already knows this.
10-27-2013 22:32:49 |
More by Chibeerguy1
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
I wanted beer, I wanted metal and I wanted beards. I got everything I asked and a t-shirt taboot.
The atmosphere was a mix of horror, comics and metal. Heavenly. I heard an old Butthole Surfers album and a High on Fire album while I was there. Not my favs but I don't think I've ever heard either at a bar before. Our server was attentive, knowledgable and had proud viking beard.
3F had all their current offerings on tap which is enough to earn a 5. They have a guest bottle list which may be nice if you're a Munster inhabitant but being from MA it was merely cute. We are are here for 3F, were are here to dominate.
The food was phenomenal and one of the best meals we had during our whole mid-west trip. This includes being visits to Michelin rated and similar high end restaurants. For apps we had beef jerky - why don't more places do that? As a fitness meathead sometimes I just want a cheap, easy protein option to go with my beer - in house made jerky is perfect. My favorite part of our meal was the jerky but my wife liked a flight of ice creams that came paired with 3F beer - I believe coriander with Dreadnaught, Maple with Robert the Bruce and Orange with Zombie Dust.
As with most things mid-western 3F was dirt cheap. For an app, 5 beers, 2 entrees, and dessert it was under $100. That's silly cheap.
So good the only other times I've been so beerily blessed have been at Ebenezer's.
10-24-2013 23:18:55 |
More by donkeyrunner
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
I've read reviews of the terrible service, obscenely loud metal music, and lousy selection. Long story short I didn't experience any of the previously mentioned complaints by others.
I was hesitant at first, considering only three different 6 and 4-packs were available to go (Pride & Joy, Jinx Proof, and Royal Brat). I checked their site 45 minutes before we arrived and Zombie Dust, Alpha King, and Gumballhead were all of the sudden available and I about shit myself in happiness.
We arrived at the brewpub and the greeter was nothing but nice. There was about a 30 minute wait for a seat so we headed over to the To Go Kiosk. That was also very busy and was being run by one employee. The guy was busting his ass to get customers taken care of and he was also nothing but nice.
Our seats became available at the brewpub shortly after our "To Go" purchase. From the reviews I read, I was expecting to hear a Slayer concert and being waited on by a depressed black metal fanatic in a trench coat. That definitely was not the case. The music was at a perfectly acceptable volume, and our waitress was energetic, patient, and helpful.
I tried their BBQ Jerky and it was the greatest beef jerky I've ever had in my life. I sampled Alpha King, Pride & Joy, Robert The Bruce, and Arctic Panzer Wolf while I was having my jerkygasm. I finished off the day with a Moloko which was absolutely fucking incredible.
I was able to get everything I was looking for, ate delicious food, drank delicious beer, and I enjoyed every minute of it. The only complaint I have is that every beer I had tasted like it was in a fridge for 15 minutes before it was served. With the stout, I didn't mind. I like my IPAs really cold, so that was the only downside to this brewery.
Other than that, this place is fantastic. Great atmosphere, amazing beer, great food, and great service. If you don't like the metal vibe, then listen to Bjork on your Ipod and read War & Peace.
10-18-2013 01:08:46 |
More by Sunn
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have been buying beer at the store next to the brewpub for a little while now but never made it to the brewpub until this weekend. The place screams Three Floyds all over. The decor, the music, everything is geared to reflect their motto. The food was a pleasant surprise as well as it was better than general brewpub fares. I had the poutine with their take on a Reuben. My wife had the bison burger and loved it. My daughter had the Mac & Cheese and loved it too. We had a couple of beers as well and having FFF fresh from the tap makes their beer shine even more. The staff was friendly and helpful. Overall, a great experience that will have to be repeated.
10-16-2013 20:45:19 |
More by edhizdeid
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $$
Great place, I love the FFF brewpub! The food is always excellent and the beer is always top notch.
I've never had a bad experience. The servers are more than attentive & knowledgeable of their beers/food to their customers, which is a huge plus compared to many places that I've been.
I would recommend (oh and I do!) this place to anyone, craftfanatics, craft beer virgins, & food connoisseurs.
10-15-2013 23:29:38 |
More by briiguy
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
The beer is great, that's why we went there. HOWEVER, we have never encountered a less
welcoming rude staff. Aggressive is the attitude. More than half the reason people enjoy an experience is friendly staff or don't enjoy due to the opposite. Go wait outside was the curt response from the doorman to wait for a table. Then we were eventually seated at a table underneath a speaker that was blasting out skinhead death metal. Obviously the staff enjoyed this music, not sure anyone else did. That's the problem, this place seems to be all about the staff. The server enjoyed saying NO. No rye bread instead of white for the sausage platter. No lemon. No split checks (unless your a regular as it was done for others). No water (try getting the attention of the non-smiling server). No plates, finally got some when the servers got done chatting. Totally unenjoyable experience, as the last thing on the staffs mind is ensuring customers enjoy themselves. We're not sensitive people either. Great beer, rotten aggressive atmosphere. What a disappointment and it ruined our afternoon.
10-14-2013 15:43:14 |
More by weaselpiss
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