It’s a sad day in the world of craft beer when we have to announce the permanent closure of an iconic brewpub and taproom.
The move marks a new direction for Three Floyds as without a taproom, the breweries focus now lies on distribution. Presently, the brewery distributes to Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Minnesota.
The Munster taproom was over 2,000 square feet and employed nearly 70 people. The taproom included a full kitchen and dining room and, of course, poured a wide selection of Three Floyd’s beers.
While the news of the pub closing for good is shocking, this isn’t the first time the brewpub has been closed. Back in May, it was announced that the brewpub would close ‘indefinetly’ to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and to keep the patrons of Three Floyd’s safe.
Founder Nick Floyd said at the time, “I would die for beer and probably will, but I’m not going to make people endanger themselves.”
Today, safety is the same theme as Three Floyd’s states in a letter to shareholders announcing the closure.
“As of December 1, 2020, we have decided to permanently close 3 Floyds Brewpub. This decision was not easy for us, but at the end of the day, the safety of our customers and staff will always be our top priority,” the brewery writes.
Three Floyd’s Brewing has been making some of the most iconic beers in craft beer since it’s opening in 1996. Known for such legendary as Dark Lord imperial stout series and Alpha King, the brewery distributes their beers to seven states across the United States.
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