Downtown Minneapolis “brewtel” concept to include Finnegans brewery

Big news in the Minnesota beer world: Finnegans is planning to open its own three-story microbrewery in a new downtown Minneapolis development. Kraus-Anderson unveiled its master plan to remake a block in Elliot Park, between Portland and 5th avenues between 8th and 9th streets near downtown Minneapolis, into the home of its new headquarters, a 17-story apartment tower, … [ Read more]

How can you help turn beer into food for the hungry? Drink FINNEGANS.

There are hundreds of breweries in the country whose business plan include a charitable component — giving away a percentage of profits to support their community. But FINNEGANS is the only beer company we know that gives 100% of their profits back to the communities that buy their beer. Founded in 2000 by “rambunctious social entrepreneur” … [ Read more]

Five Local Irish Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

Green beer is…green. Imports are good. But you can’t beat a locally made Irish-style craft beer. We at The Growler have picked out a few of our favorite Irish brews, made right here in Minnesota. Have a wonderful and safe St. Patrick’s Day! FINNEGANS: Irish Amber // ABV 4.75% The Irish Amber is FINNEGANS flagship … [ Read more]

International Women’s Day

Saturday March 8th is International Women’s Day, and The Growler would like to celebrate it by thanking all the women who brew, drink, and support the craft beer industry.  As history shows, women have always been a huge part in the creation of beer. Actually, the first homebrewers and “Brewsters” were female. “Women traditionally brewed beer,” … [ Read more]

FINNEGANS to Unveil Reverse Food Truck

FINNEGANS is helping the community in more ways than ever. For 14 years FINNEGANS has set the bar for giving back in the Twin Cities. In 2000 the company was founded with a truly innovative business model that allows them to be a self-sustaining and social business. FINNEGANS has made it their mission to “turn … [ Read more]

Finnegans: Mission BeerPossible

Meet Jacquie Berglund, the entrepreneur whose ability to feed the hungry with beer is … kinda sobering. By Becky Lang You’ve probably been noticing Finnegans beer a lot lately. If you haven’t sampled it at your go-to liquor store, you’ve probably seen their ads looming high on downtown Minneapolis buildings, shooting out catchy lines like, … [ Read more]