Three Floyds Brewing

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Three Floyds Brewing
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1996
Headquarters Munster, Indiana
United States
Key people
Nick Floyd (president)
Chris Boggess (head brewer)
Pat Niebling (chef)
Scout Hughes (chef)
Products Beer
Production output
20,000 (in 2011)[1]
The 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]

Three Floyds Beers
Name Style ABV % IBU Notes
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
Gumballhead Wheat ale 5.6 35 Year-round
Dreadnaught Imperial India pale ale 9.5 100 Year-round
Jinx Proof Pilsner 5.1 35 Year-round
Arctic Panzer Wolf Imperial India pale ale 9.5 100 Year-round
Zombie Dust Pale ale 6.4 60 Year-round
Behemoth Barley wine 10.5 80 Seasonal
Rabbid Rabbit Saison 7.4 25 Seasonal
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
Moloko Milk stout 8.0 30 Seasonal
Munster Fest Oktoberfest 6.0 30 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[edit]

Dark Lord

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", 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.[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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Three Floyds State of the Brewery Address 2011", 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", Chicagoist. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Konkol, Mark (April 26, 2013). "Three Floyds Founder Doesn't Hate Your Favorite Bar", DNAinfo. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  5. ^ Bendersky, Ari (June 25, 2009). "Chicago's New Wave of Microbrews", 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", Washington Post. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Our Beers", 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", 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.

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