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March 15, 2019, Friday - St. Patrick's Revelry at FINNEGANS (3 days)

There’s something extra meaningful about this year’s St. Patrick's festivities at FINNEGANS. The 19-year-old beer company – known for donating 100% of profits to charities fighting hunger since day one – is celebrating the first anniversary of opening their own brewery and taproom.

The downtown Minneapolis space in Elliot Park will host a weekend long celebration from 3/15 – 3/17 complete with live music, Irish fare, and a special appearance from The Current’s Oake & Riley on Sunday. The morning show duo even put together a flight of their favorite FINNEGANS beers, dubbed The Oake & Riley Flight, which will be available for customers to order in the taproom the entire month of March (excluding 3/17, when flights are unavailable).

To make things even more special, FINNEGANS is releasing a trio of new beers as tribute to their fierce founder, their skilled head brewer and their brewery’s first anniversary:

Jacqued Up Double IPA (ABV 8.7%) – Released Friday 3/15

Named after FINNEGANS founder Jacquie Berglund, this double IPA is packed with 7.2 pounds of hops per barrel, making it the most heavily hopped beer FINNEGANS has ever released. With notes of peach, mango and tropical fruit, its flavor is as fun and bold as its namesake.

George Lager (ABV 6%) – Released Saturday 3/16

Helles Pale Lager aged in Minnesota white oak barrels and named for head brewer, Ryan’s late father. This lager is an homage to when Ryan’s father home-brewed, as he always made lagers and pilsners. It’s crisp, light bodied and has notes of lemon, orange, oak and a slight hint of caramel and smoke from the barrels. They’re also making a version brewed with blueberries! 

Firsties Imperial Irish Ale (ABV 7.5%) – Released Sunday 3/17

The official first anniversary celebration beer. It's the famous FINNEGANS Irish Ale, only amplified. Still smooth and refreshing, but with even more malt and caramel character and a jump in ABV.

On St. Patrick’s Day, join the team for Kegs & Eggs and a celebratory toast at 10 AM to kick off the big day’s festivities and say cheers to one year in their beautiful space. From Friday 3/15 until sold out, FINNEGANS friends can purchase a commemorative first anniversary pint glass filled with their beer of choice (excluding barrel-aged varieties) for $10.

The Elliot Park Hotel next door is offering a discounted rate. Find all the details on FINNEGANS' website