CINCINNATI -- Most people would likely run if someone told them the undead had invaded their neighborhood, but not fans of 3 Floyds Brewing.
When Zombie Dust, one of the Munster, Indiana, brewery’s most popular beers, is on tap at a Cincinnati bar, fans flock there in droves. The reason? Beer aficionado sites such as ratebeer.com regularly rank 3 Floyds as one of the top breweries in the world.
The search for Zombie Dust, as well as the brewery’s other beers, in Cincinnati has gotten a bit easier in recent months.
“They have increased production,” said Amy Browns Taylor, director of marketing for Cavalier Distributing, which distributes 3 Floyds beers in Ohio.
In 2014, 3 Floyds' owners announced a $10 million plan that would expand beer production over three years. Sara White, 3 Floyds communications director, confirmed that the brewery’s Munster facility is now at full capacity.
While Cincinnati sightings of 3 Floyds are more frequent, Taylor said the distribution and sales of the brewery's beer still “comes and goes quickly as ever.” The websites for Cavalier and 3 Floyds offer some help, though, thanks to the most recent listing of distribution locations.
Here are nine places with 3 Floyds beers, including Zombie Dust, either on tap or for retail package purchase. Beer availability varies, so call ahead to see what beers are in stock or on tap before going to these locations.
For purchase in six-packs
Country Fresh Farm Market at 8425 Vine St. in Springfield Township has a healthy list of 3 Floyds beers for packaged sale: Alpha King; Arctic Panzer Wolf; Blood of the Sunsets; Deesko; Dreadnaught; Gumballhead; LazerSnake; Necron 99; Robert the Bruce; Space Station Middle Finger; Toxic Maltz; Yum Yum; and Zombie Dust.
The Party Source at 95 Riviera Drive in Bellevue is a reliable supplier of 3 Floyds beers. Depending on the season and availability, beers available for package sales include: Alpha King; Arctic Panzer Wolf; Blood of the Sunsets; Floy Division 1; Gumballhead; Mexorcist; Necron 99; Robert the Bruce; Toxic Maltz; Yum Yum; and Zombie Dust.
The Root Cellar at 7699 Montgomery Road in Sycamore Township sells Alpha King, Arctic Panzer Wolf, Blood of the Sunsets, Cimmerian Sabertooth, Deesko, Dreadnaught, Gumballhead, Necron 99, Permanent Funeral, Robert the Bruce, Space Station Middle Finger, Yum Yum and Zombie Dust when available.
The Marathon gas station at 6094 Bridgetown Road in Green Township regularly stocks Alpha King, Arctic Panzer Wolf, Gumballhead, LazerSnake, Necron 99, Permanent Funeral, Robert the Bruce, Space Station Middle Finger, Toxic Maltz, Wig Splitter, Yum Yum and Zombie Dust.
Deps Fine Wine & Spirits’ store at 424 Alexandria Pike in Fort Thomas has a sizable beer selection for a place known more for its wines. Deps' 3 Floyds offerings include: Alpha King; Arctic Panzer Wolf; Blood of the Sunsets; Cimmerian Sabertooth; Deesko; Floy Division I; Gumballhead; Necron 99; Rabbid Rabbit; Robert the Bruce; Toxic Maltz; Yum Yum; and Zombie Dust.
Myrtle’s Punch House at 2733 Woodburn Ave. in East Walnut Hills sells Gumballhead, Jinx Proof, Rabbid Rabbit, Toxic Maltz, Yum Yum and Zombie Dust by the pint, an impressive lineup for a bar known more for its craft cocktails.
Dutch’s Bar and Bottle Shop at 3378 Erie Ave. in Hyde Park is known to offer Alpha King, Cimmerian Sabertooth, Dreadnaught, Gumballhead, LazerSnake, Necron 99, Space Station Middle Finger, Wig Splitter, Yum Yum and Zombie Dust by the pint and six-pack.
Northside Yacht Club at 4227 Spring Grove Ave. in Northside is known to have Alpha King, Cimmerian Sabertooth, Flying Tigersault, Gumballhead, Jinx Proof, Wig Splitter, Yum Yum and Zombie Dust on tap when available.
Zip’s Cafe at 1036 Delta Ave. in Mount Lookout offers a healthy amount of 3 Floyds. Beers on tap at Zip’s include Arctic Panzer Wolf, Cimmerian Sabertooth, Gumballhead, Yum Yum and Zombie Dust.