Three Floyds Brewing
|Key people||Nick Floyd (president)
Chris Boggess (head brewer)
Pat Niebling (chef)
Scout Hughes (chef)
|Barrels per year||20,000 (in 2011)|
Three Floyds Brewing is an American microbrewery founded in 1996 by brothers Nick and Simon and their father Mike Floyd in Hammond, Indiana. Since 2000, the brewery has been located in Munster, Indiana. In 2005, Three Floyds opened a brewpub adjacent to the brewery in Munster.
In 2011, an article in the Washington Post said that Three Floyds "has won over the beer geek elite," and "has been making the best beers on the planet for four of the past five years — at least according to the more than 1 million beer reviews logged each year on RateBeer.com. (In 2008, it slipped to second place.)"
|Alpha King||American pale ale||6.7||66||Year-round|
|Robert the Bruce||Scottish-style ale||7.0||30||Year-round|
|Pride & Joy||Mild ale||5.0||42||Year-round|
|Dreadnaught||Imperial India pale ale||9.5||00||Year-round|
|Arctic Panzer Wolf||Imperial India pale ale||9.5||100||Year-round|
|Zombie Dust||Pale ale||6.4||60||Year-round|
|Blackheart||India pale ale||8.0||70||Seasonal|
|Apocalypse Cow||Double India pale ale||11.0||100||Seasonal|
|Gorch Fock||Helles lager||5.0||25||Seasonal|
|Broo Doo||India Pale ale||7.0||80||Seasonal|
|Alpha Klaus||Christmas porter||6.0||38||Seasonal|
|Black Sun||Irish stout||6.5||50||Seasonal|
|Dark Lord||Russian imperial stout||Seasonal|
Dark Lord is perhaps the most sought-after beer brewed by Three Floyds. It is a Russian imperial stout with a very high alcohol content, brewed with Intelligentsia coffee, vanilla, and sugar or molasses. It is sold at the brewery only on "Dark Lord Day", the last Saturday in April. Attendance at this event is now limited to 6,000 via pre-sold tickets, after crowd control problems in the past. As of February 2014, Dark Lord was ranked the #11 best beer in the world on RateBeer, and was ranked #166 on BeerAdvocate.
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