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Three Floyds Brewpub closed for good?
« on: May 20, 2020, 08:24:22 AM »
COVID 19 might take another casualty

https://www.guysdrinkingbeer.com/is-the-three-floyds-brewpub-closed-for-good/

Or they could be using the shutdown as an opportunity to overhaul and remodel. 

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Re: Three Floyds Brewpub closed for good?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 09:32:31 AM »
I'd guess the second one, really doubt they're hurting for money. Sad for the employees though.

There was some more info from Nick Floyd on twitter apparently:
https://twitter.com/hopnotes/status/1262937781355057152

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Re: Three Floyds Brewpub closed for good?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 02:41:58 PM »
Article in the Trib this morning, no surprise.

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Three Floyds closes legendary brewpub indefinitely due to coronavirus, even as Indiana moves to reopen businesses

Josh Noel
Chicago Tribune

May 20, 2020 | 8:16 AM

Northwest Indiana’s legendary Three Floyds Brewing has shuttered its brewpub indefinitely due to safety concerns during the coronavirus pandemic, brewery founder Nick Floyd said late Tuesday.

Even as Indiana allows businesses to reopen, Floyd said he chose to furlough staff at his Munster pub, which has become one of the nation’s quintessential brewpubs.

“I can’t put people in danger; no one should die over a beer," Floyd said by text message. "I would die for beer and probably will, but I’m not going to make people endanger themselves.”

He is concerned for both customers and staff, he said.

Floyd was responding to a report by the Chicago-based Guys Drinking Beer website, which reported the brewpub wouldn’t reopen, possibly ever, even after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The website reported that brewpub employees were notified Monday that they were losing their jobs.

Indiana allowed restaurants to reopen at half capacity May 11 and will allow bars to do the same June 14.

Floyd said furloughing brewpub staff is “the most painful thing I have had to do,” calling the affected employees "cohorts of years and years.”

The brewpub eventually will reopen perhaps in a year or even two, “in the future when it’s safe,” Floyd said.

The brewery and distillery continue to operate, he said, refuting speculation that Three Floyds is being sold.

Three Floyds joins other high-profile restaurants including Fat Rice that are choosing not to reopen even when government allows. In April, James Beard Award-winning Fat Rice announced it would convert from a restaurant to a grocery store called Super Fat Rice Mart for the foreseeable future.

Like many breweries during the COVID-19 pandemic, Three Floyds has adopted online sales and contact-free curbside pickup for its beer, spirits and other items.

Its annual Dark Lord Day festival, one of the nation’s legendary beer releases and festivals, which was to be held last weekend, was canceled.

Three Floyds is the nation’s 31st-largest craft brewery according to the Brewers Association.

Oh, and look who it is on Noel's twitter:


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Re: Three Floyds Brewpub closed for good?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 02:53:39 PM »
Wow, didn't know he went full on MAGA clown.
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Re: Three Floyds Brewpub closed for good?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 02:58:49 PM »
Wow, didn't know he went full on MAGA clown.

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Re: Three Floyds Brewpub closed for good?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 03:52:37 PM »
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Re: Three Floyds Brewpub closed for good?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020, 07:10:55 PM »
Wow, didn't know he went full on MAGA clown.

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Re: Three Floyds Brewpub closed for good?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2020, 07:59:20 PM »
No more Dark Lord Day?

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Re: Three Floyds Brewpub closed for good?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2020, 11:20:49 PM »
Wow, didn't know he went full on MAGA clown.

To be fair, he's always been a clown, just finally found his true calling. :facepalm:

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Re: Three Floyds Brewpub closed for good?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2020, 11:22:29 PM »
No more Dark Lord Day?
It was definitely cancelled last month. The brewery still exists so they may do something next year but too early to say.