Three Floyds Brewing

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Three Floyds Brewing
IndustryAlcoholic beverage
Headquarters9750 Indiana Parkway
Munster, Indiana
41°32′08.1″N 87°31′00.0″W / 41.535583°N 87.516667°W / 41.535583; -87.516667Coordinates: 41°32′08.1″N 87°31′00.0″W / 41.535583°N 87.516667°W / 41.535583; -87.516667
Key people
Nick Floyd (president)
Chris Boggess (head brewer)
Pat Niebling (chef)
Scout Hughes (chef)
Production output
20,000 (in 2011)[1]
Three Floyds Brewpub in 2008

Three Floyds Brewing is a brewery[2][3][4][5] 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.[6]

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 (In 2008, it slipped to second place.)"[7]


Three Floyds produces eight year-round beers and a number of seasonal beers.[8] At different times in the past, the brewery has produced dozens of other beers.[9][10][11][12]

Dark Lord[edit]

Dark Lord beer

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 Dark Matter coffee, vanilla and sugar[8] or molasses.[13] It is sold at the brewery only on "Dark Lord Day", historically on the last Saturday in April but recently moved to mid-May. Attendance at this event is now limited to 6,000 via pre-sold tickets, after crowd control problems in the past.[14][15][16] As of November 2015, Dark Lord was ranked the #15 best beer in the world on RateBeer[17] and was ranked #166 on BeerAdvocate.[18]


Three Floyds is currently building a distillery with a tasting room, next door to the brewery.[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Three Floyds State of the Brewery Address 2011" Archived 2014-02-24 at the Wayback Machine., Three Floyds. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  2. ^ Noel, Josh (April 26, 2012). "Three Floyds' Evil Genius", Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Sudo, Chuck (August 6, 2012). "Three Floyds Details Growing Pains" Archived 2013-03-04 at the Wayback Machine., Chicagoist. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Konkol, Mark (April 26, 2013). "Three Floyds Founder Doesn't Hate Your Favorite Bar" Archived 2014-03-02 at the Wayback Machine., DNAinfo. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  5. ^ Bendersky, Ari (June 25, 2009). "Chicago's New Wave of Microbrews", The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  6. ^ Thiel, Julia. "Three Floyds Brewpub", Chicago Reader. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  7. ^ Fromson, Daniel (November 1, 2011). "Beer: The Secret Behind the Cult of Three Floyds", The Washington Post. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Our Beers" Archived 2011-02-28 at the Wayback Machine., Three Floyds. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Three Floyds Brewing Company", RateBeer. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  10. ^ Montoro, Philip (October 22, 2012). "Beer and Metal: Three Floyds' Rye da Tiger", Chicago Reader. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  11. ^ Montoro, Philip (April 8, 2013). "Taste the Waste: Three Floyds and Municipal Waste's Toxic Revolution Stout", Chicago Reader. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  12. ^ Montoro, Philip (November 11, 2013). "Three Floyds and Pelican Team Up Again, This Time for the Black IPA Immutable Dusk", Chicago Reader. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  13. ^ "Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout", RateBeer. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  14. ^ Stambor, Zak (March 17, 2011). "Brewery Aims to Lighten the Stress of Dark Lord Release", Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  15. ^ Lazerus, Christin Nance (April 27, 2013). "For Beer Lovers, 'Dark Lord Day' Offers a Rare Taste" Archived 2014-05-25 at the Wayback Machine., Post-Tribune. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  16. ^ Montoro, Philip (April 29, 2013). "Dark Lord Day Spreads Out and Levels Up for 2013", Chicago Reader. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  17. ^ "The Top Beers at RateBeer", RateBeer. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  18. ^ "Top 250 Beers", BeerAdvocate. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  19. ^ Pete, Joseph S. (March 6, 2018). "3 Floyds Distillery to Open This Fall". The Times of Northwest Indiana. Retrieved April 20, 2018.

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