We are two Minneapolis breweries planning to release our first ever collaboration beer, together, on May 3rd. Both Finnegans and La Dona 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 Beer Release:
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 crowler 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 Dona 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!
Hours of Operation:
- May 3-4: Noon to Midnight
- May 5: Noon to 8 PM
More details coming soon!