Our Team

None of this could happen without the tireless efforts of our amazing and dedicated team of

do-gooders and keg tappers!

Jacquie Berglund

Founder, CEO & Rambunctious Social Entrepreneur
jacquie@finnegans.org

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? Can I have 3 favorite beers? My all time favorite is our Classic Irish Amber Ale. My two other favorites are Dead Irish Poet and our Blood Orange Pilsner.

What does "Doing Good" mean to you? Building a company that gives back. I’m so proud of how far we have come and the impact we have made over the past 21 years!

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? I love the neighborhood and the community of Minneapolis and that is why we purposefully built our brewery in Elliott Park and the East Town neighborhood.

john Mihajlov

Chief Operations Officer
john@finnegans.org

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? My favorite beer is our Dead Poet, even though it’s a dark beer, I enjoy it all year round.

What does "Doing Good" mean to you? The difference between serving and servitude.

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? My favorite thing about Minneapolis is the feeling of being part of the neighborhood and a bigger community here at the taproom. I love just walking around and hearing the sounds of the city.

Jared Woods

Head Brewer

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? I would have to say both our Cosmic Snowball & Oktoberfest.

What does “Doing Good” mean to you? Food security goes hand in hand with social justice and I love working towards that everyday by “Doing Good”.

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? I love working in Minneapolis at the brewery and in the cellar. I have loved seeing more people coming back to the cities as things continue to open up.

Todd Teigen

Director of Sales
todd@finnegans.org

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? Red Cloak.

What does “Doing Good” mean to you? Lending a helping hand and giving resources to those in our community that may need it is at the heart of “Doing Good.”

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? I enjoy attending local sporting events and going to US Bank Stadium or the Armory for live concerts!

Tricia Nelson

Sales Development & Community Relations
tricia@finnegans.org

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? My favorite beer is my namesake beer, Tricia. It’s part of our Barrel of Life series!

What does “Doing Good” mean to you? I’m really excited about how we have been and continue to focus on nutritious foods and supporting local farms on the way to making food more accessible.

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? Walking to Segue.

Maddie napolski

Director of Events
maddie@finnegans.org 

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? My favorite beer is our Tile Factory Mosaic IPA.

What does “Doing Good” mean to you? Serving the community that you live in. FINNEGANS does this by giving back to the communities that our beer is sold in. I love the grassroots business model we have and how it benefits our neighbors.

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? My favorite thing to do in Minneapolis is being able to work in this community. I moved outside of the city, but love going into the city to work everyday. I also think we have arguably the best skyline of all time.

Megan torbet

Taproom Team

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? My favorite Finn beers are Rock of Cashel and She Shed. They’re very different but both amazing. 

What does “Doing Good” mean to you? Doing good means finding what you’re good at using it to positively influence others. Whether that be food and shelter, a helping hand, or any type of support for those who require it in any capacity.

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? I love the variety of activities in Minneapolis. Great concerts, shows, parks, museums, volunteer opportunities, and of course breweries! 

thomas schultz

Taproom Manager

thomas@finnegans.org

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? I've gotten to know our Tile Factory quite well over the years

What does “Doing Good” mean to you? Always doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? Winter! Give me 40 below windchill, ski googles just to walk a block, and a couple ice cold beers to make the walk bearable.

MAGGIE D'AMBROSE

Taproom Team

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? My favorite beer would have to be the blood orange Pilsner. It’s citrusy and full flavored-perfect for the patio! 

What does “Doing Good” mean to you?

 Doing good is asking yourself what others may be in search of and how you can help. Whether that is being a sounding board for a friend, educating yourself on someone else’s hardships so you are more aware, or buying someone a pint when they are down.

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis?

All of the art, music and theatre! There is always something new to explore and witness! 

MAGGIE D'AMBROSE

Taproom Team

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? My favorite beer would have to be the blood orange Pilsner. It’s citrusy and full flavored-perfect for the patio! 

What does “Doing Good” mean to you?

 Doing good is asking yourself what others may be in search of and how you can help. Whether that is being a sounding board for a friend, educating yourself on someone else’s hardships so you are more aware, or buying someone a pint when they are down.

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis?

All of the art, music and theatre! There is always something new to explore and witness!