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3 Floyd's Brewery

Hours Open:
Monday:
11am-midnight
Tuesday:
11am-midnight
Wednesday:
11am-midnight
Thursday:
11am-midnight
Friday:
11am–midnight
Saturday:
11am–midnight
Sunday:
11am–midnight

About 3 Floyd’s Brewery

From our humble beginnings in 1996—armed with only a few hundred dollars, a five-barrel Frankenstein wok-burner-fired brew kettle, repurposed open Swiss cheese fermenters (Hammond Squares) and an old Canfield’s Cola tank—”It’s Not Normal” ales and lagers were born.

3 Floyd’s Brewery Review(s)

The following review and information is based on at least 6 visits starting in early 2016/late 2015 with the most recent happening in May 2018. There have been additional visits but who’s counting? Included for sure is three lunches at the brewpub and one tour in May 2018.

3 Floyd’s Brewery Parking

Since I have started visiting the brewery the past few years I have seen an uptick in not only the cars that are often there but the available parking. I can’t think of a time where I visited and didnt have to look for parking but as of May 2018 they have added even more – the lots are still pretty full. I have to imagine that as they look to expand the parking available will continue to grow and so will the crowds.

3 Floyd’s Brewery Food & Food Trucks

3-floyds-munster-food-menuSince it was just me I sat at the bar and got a beer and ordered a sandwich. I have to say, the food wasn’t your “typical bar food” as it was just awesome. If you are looking for a quite place to go and eat, don’t go here. But if you want to get some beers you can’t get elsewhere, sample quite a few beers, get some really good food, chill and listen to some rock music – this is your place.

May 2018 Update – over the past few years I have had a few meals at the brewpub and all were great. On my most recent visit I got there a bit late to grab a bite and make the 12:30 brewery tour so I guess I will just have to go back soon. Oh darn!

3 Floyd’s Brewery Hours

These are the normal hours for the brewpub. There is a to-go window/area that has “similar” hours but they often can change based on events and holidays as well (i.e. Dark Lord Day).

  • Monday: 11am-midnight
  • Tuesday: 11am-midnight
  • Wednesday: 11am-midnight
  • Thursday: 11am-midnight
  • Friday: 11am-midnight
  • Saturday: 11am-midnight
  • Sunday: 11am-midnight

These are the Kiosk hours for to-go beer as of May 2018. Again, events and holidays will likely change these like there is no to-go beer sold on Dark Lord Day.

  • Monday: 11am-midnight
  • Tuesday: 11am-midnight
  • Wednesday: 11am-midnight
  • Thursday: 11am-midnight
  • Friday: 11am-midnight
  • Saturday: 11am-midnight
  • Sunday: 11am-midnight

3 Floyd’s Brewery Brewery Tours

Tours are offered on Saturdays at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30. Tours are free, and sign-ups are first come, first served. You can sign up at the door on the day of the tour. They estimate the tour to take ~30 minutes but it can run longer.

They don’t mention a limit for the tours but on my tour in May 2018 there were 11 of us and despite us going on the 12:30 most of us were there 30-45 minutes early. When I checked in some 30 minutes early I was #9 for my tour and there were already names down for the 1:30 tour. Fair to say that they likely limit the tours to 12-15 people and that most get there 45-75 minutes early to grab food and/or beers prior. Plan accordingly!

3 Floyd’s Brewery Brewery Tour Review

So recently I had a few reasons to head to Munster, Indiana and I may have timed it so I could hop on one of the Three Floyd’s brewery tours. Carl (or is it Karl, shit, sorry I didn’t ask) was a great tour guide and what was billed as a 30 minute tour ended up taking me some ~50ish minutes (not complaining). This was partly due to me asking questions but there were 2-3 others asking even more questions that likely made our tour better and longer.

The tour is pretty simple and covers 4 stops along the way in the brewery. I would say the tour spends 50-60% on the beer making process and the rest on how they do it, what they are currently doing, or how they do X differently. Our tour was pretty technical thanks to 2 long time home brewers joining and really drilling into a few topics with the guide.

Do note that while the tour is free there is no free beer tokens, alcohol served or even allowed on the tour. Some places allow you to wander with a beer in hand, they don’t (or legally can’t) at 3 Floyd’s. So finish that beer in the pub prior to heading on a tour. And if you have a table or spot at the bar let the hosts know as they will reserve it for you while you take the tour so you don’t have to wait when you get back – talk about nice!

3 Floyd’s Brewery Atmosphere

The outside is constantly changing and growing and there are plans to double the space. Should be interesting in the future to see if the “feel” stays the same. For now though (2018) you walk in and immediately hear loud metal music and above the bar can see a ton of cool old toys. There is usually some 70s or 80s cheesy movie playing on the one TV.

Inside the brewery are tons of huge murals of the various beer labels and other 3 Floyd’s logos. Photos below.

3 Floyd’s Brewery Service & Staff

I often get the same bartender when I visit (really cool guy) and the tour guide Carl was awesome. He has a history of brewing and with 3 Floyd’s. He is a firefighter most of the time but spends his Saturdays giving tours of 3 Floyd’s Brewery. I can’t say he is the best tour guide I have had but has to be one of the best. His knowledge of beer, brewing, the brewery, and the owner all give a cool perspective.

Final 3 Floyd’s Brewery Thoughts

The guide was awesome, the tour was short but long enough to make it worth going on. Sure free “stuff” or beer would be nice. Maybe even a token for a free taster or something but whatever, certainly don’t need it to make me recommend the tour.

As you can tell from the rest of the review I personally frequent the brewery somewhat often. I’ve taken some friends there in the past and have others that want to go in the future. Will we take a tour? Maybe – depends on when we go as tours are only offered on Saturday. Will we go and get some food and beer – for sure.

They don’t always have a ton of brewpub only beers but with the great food, great beer and often limited edition or limited distribution (only in 5 states) the bonus of the to-go kiosk makes the brewery overall an easy YES in terms of “should you visit”.

3 Floyd’s Brewery Beer Review

All three are great and while I’ve had Yum Yum previously, after the other two I really wanted something light in terms of alcohol content that I don’t usually see. Overall I have to say the place is small but comfy, serves great beers and has some great food (I recommend the Cuban).