Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Last Saturday after a stop at the Maproom and Sams Wine in Chicago I went to Three Floyds Brewery and took the brewery tour and drank a lot of great beer. Unfortunately there was no Dark Lord to be had since it is only available on Dark Lord day. Don't worry, all the other beers they are serving up have pleanty to offer. I finally got to try the Gumballhead--a beer made with red wheat and a ton of Amarillo hops. The Alpha King and Dreadnaught are two amazingly hoppy beers and I thought the Rabbid Rabbit (Saison)was pretty damn good too. The place has a really cool vibe about it that you can pick up on even in the parking lot before you go in. You are surrounded by clever sculptures, pictures, & taphandles. Hanging on the walls are giant pictures of all of the colorful characters that make up the beer labels but the patrons in the bar were just as colorful. I met some interesting people and had a blast here. I can't wait to go back.