FINNEGANS releases a French-inspired brew!

April 26, 2016 3:59 pm


Contact: Angie Lee, 763.234.4835

                   FINNEGANS releases a French-inspired brew!
New Freckled Rooster Summer Seasonal to be Released during MN Craft Beer Week (May 9-15)                                           

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (April 26, 2016) — FINNEGANS Brew Co. announced today the release of its new seasonal brew, Freckled Rooster. The limited release Bière Blanc is French-inspired while still embracingfreckled rooster bottleits Irish roots (after all, the freckle is the official symbol of an Irish person’s summer sun-kissed skin and the rooster is the national bird of France). Freckled Rooster will be available on draught at local establishments and in sampler packs at liquor stores in early May.

FINNEGANS’ Rambunctious Social Entrepreneur and CEO, Jacquie Berglund, explains why the Irish-in-spirit brand has adopted French flavors: “We wanted a patio staple, something that was really refreshing and uses super-premium, European ingredients. What I love is it’s got this floral fruitiness and spiciness to it, a slight complexity that makes summer more interesting.”

With this new summer offering, FINNEGANS will trailblaze into the Bière Blanc category. Freckled Rooster is a pale and dry interpretation of a French Alsace-style ale but stands on its own as a truly unique beer. This light-bodied brew has a spritzy mouthfeel with a slightly spicy mid-palate and aromas of melon, stonefruit and Sauvignon blanc grapes.

Freckled Rooster is the second seasonal brew FINNEGANS offers after the autumn seasonal brew, Dead Irish Poet Extra Stout, and is in good company with the year-round flagship Irish Amber and recently-released Hoppy Shepherd. Three beers, (Freckled Rooster, Hoppy Shepherd and Amber Ale) will be available in a seasonal summer sampler pack and on draught in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. Inside every summer sampler pack there will be exclusive cocktail recipe cards for each brew, which were crafted by local mixologists.

FINNEGANS Freckled Rooster Release Party at Le Town Talk
Come raise an inspiring pint of the new FINNEGANS Freckled Rooster in the name of “joie de vivre” with the FINNEGANS team at the one & only Le Town Talk! Berets optional. No RSVP necessary.

Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: Le Town Talk (Minneapolis)

Freckled Rooster Brew Mix
Malts: Pilsner Malt, Carapils, Malted Wheat & Flaked Rye
Hops: Frens Strisselspalt & German Hallertau Blanc
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 18
Color: 3L/Pale Straw
Cal: 160
Pairing Suggestions: Mussels, Salmon, Oysters, Charcuterie, Clam Chowder, Salads with Vinaigrette, Munster Cheese & Flamkuche.

FINNEGANS – Turning beer into food. Founded in 2000 in Minneapolis, FINNEGANS is a self-sustaining and inspirational social business. Through the sale of its Amber Ale, Hoppy Shepherd Ale, Dead Irish Poet Extra Stout and now the new Freckled Rooster, FINNEGANS has created an innovative business model that allows the company to create community wealth. How? One hundred percent of the profits are donated to the FINNEGANS Community Fund (501c3) to support hunger alleviation programs in every market where FINNEGANS is sold. FINNEGANS has scaled giving program to MN, WI, ND, SD and IA. Now, is there a better reason to raise a pint of FINNEGANS?


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For additional information, photos or to schedule an interview, please contact Angie Lee at 763.234.4835 or angie@finnegans.org.




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