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.

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.

Jim ogle

Production Manager

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? My favorite beer is our classic Irish Amber Ale...and our Blood Orange Pilsner...then there is also our Dead Irish Poet and Coffee Poet....Oh man, do I have to have only one Fave!

What does “Doing Good” mean to you? To me, Doing Good means being there for others...providing resources...showing support of any and every kind...building strong relationships in your community...being a good friend and a genuine and good person. I am very proud to work for a company that lives by this culture! 

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? Besides just being able to work in the Downtown Minneapolis community, my favorite thing to do in Minneapolis is take advantage of all of our amazing music/concert venues and local sporting events. Minneapolis has a vibrant music scene where you can catch a live show almost any night of the week. Our theater district is amazing as well, and the Minneapolis Craft Beer community is such a close-knit and awesome community to be part of and explore.  Again, I guess I can't pick just one thing! 

Jessie skrypek

Brewer

What is your favorite Finnegans beer?

My favorite Finnegans beer is the Wild Berry Blonde. I like that it is light and refreshing.
What does “Doing Good” mean to you? Helping your neighbor in any you can. Particularly with the everyday things that often get overlooked. 
What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? I love to visit local breweries with friends and family.

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.

walkiwadavid mCnicoll

Director of Brand Development
david@finnegans.org 

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? This is a hard one, as it really depends on your mood, the day and even the weather. I do like the darker beers like the Lil' Stout and the Dunkelweizen.

What does “Doing Good” mean to you? Being able to make a difference to even one person, by doing things to help those who are unable to help themselves, or are vulnerable in our community. 

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis? I love finding new places, and hidden gems amid the city sprawl - relaxing in small parks or exploring great riverside walks and wildlife reserves

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! 

gabby poulose

Taproom Team

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? lemongrass Grisette! 

What does “Doing Good” mean to you?

 Leaving everyone with a smile and a laugh 🙂

What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis?

Get lost exploring what downtown has to offer!!

ASLYNN LUDOLPH

Taproom Team

What is your favorite FINNEGANS beer? Pomegranate Crush and Zita Peach Pale Ale are the two beers that will always have my heart.

What does “Doing Good” mean to you?

I believe it is having good intentions behind all your actions because you never know how much you can impact others with a little bit of kindness.

 What is your favorite thing to do in Minneapolis?

I love to take advantage of all the fun things Minneapolis has to offer as the seasons change, such as our local farmers market in the summertime or going to one of our local concert venues like the armory or first avenue. The music scene is fantastic, and Great concerts are constantly happening all year round!