We are two Minneapolis breweries planning to release our first ever collaboration beer, together, on May 3rd. Both Finnegans and La Doña have yet to partner with another brewery, having been contract brewed brands until only the past year or so, and we are planning festive weekends at our respective taprooms to celebrate the occasion.
Our collaboration stems from FINNEGANS Head Brewer Ryan Mihm’s friendship with La Doña’s Head Brewer, Dicky Lopez. The two had been wanting to make a collab beer for some time and realized Cinco de Mayo was the perfect time of year. Inspired by spring and early summer weather that is just around the corner, they chose Helles lager as the style—a light beer that pairs well with lime. Perfect for the energy both breweries bring to the scene.
Infierno de Mayo – A Helles lager brewed with Simcoe, Mandarina Bavaria, and Azacca hops. Inspired by Spring and the Summer weather right around the corner, the beers will have a striking yellow/strawlike color, notes of grass and citrus fruit flavors and can be garnished with a lime. But we’re saying beers, plural, because there’s a twist. The brewers have chosen to lager their respective beers with different yeast strains which will result in different ABVs and other yummy to-be-determined characteristics!
Visit BOTH our taprooms to buy a pint or 2, enjoy the festivities, and then take home a 750ml Growler so you can compare the two side-by-side another day while crushing fresh homemade tacos. I mean, that’s what we’re going to do, but you’re the customer so do whatever the Helles you want.
Be sure to check out the weekend plans of Finnegans and La Doña on their respective pages. Both breweries are excited and honored by this partnership and look forward to seeing you in just a couple weeks. Until then, ¡Salud! and Sláinte!
The number one selling solo artist in U.S. history, twelve-time CMA-ACM Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks will perform 2 shows at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 2019. 50,000 tickets for the Saturday show sold-out in just one hour last December, prompting Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to ask Garth to perform a second concert at U.S. Bank Stadium. Garth agreed to perform a second show on Friday, also at 7 PM.
Given FINNEGANS close proximity to U.S. Bank Stadium, we’re hosting a pre-concert event featuring local country music artists live on the patio (weather permitting) along with tasty food, including 10-hour Minneapolis Smoked Pork Shoulder on Sesame Seeded Hoagies, served with pickles, cole slaw and a trio of escalating hot sauces: MN Nice, Carolina Sweet Heat and Caribbean ‘WAHPAH!’ In addition, we have a full food menu available in the taproom, courtesy of our neighbors at Tavola Italian Restaurant at the Elliot Park Hotel.
WCCO’s Paul and Jordana will be broadcasting live on the patio from 3–6 PM and giving away Garth tickets and other prizes to Saturday night’s show. You must be present to win.
3 PM: TJ Morrow
4 PM: Anderson Daniels
5 PM: Jason McNabb & The Reign
102.9 The Wolf will be live on the patio with on-air personality PT (Paul Thomas).
12 PM: Erin Grand
1 PM: Todd Hurst
2 PM: The Plott Hounds
4 PM: Ben Johnson
Elliot Park Hotel is providing a 10-Hour Minneapolis Smoked Pork Shoulder on Sesame Seeded Hoagies served with pickles, cole slaw and a trio of escalating hot sauces: MN Nice, Carolina Sweet Heat and the Carribean WAHPAH!