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April 1, 2019 3:31 pm

Only 50 basketball courts away from US Bank Stadium FINNEGANS is your one stop shop for all college basketball activities.

March 28th, 2019, 8:35 AM


817 S. Fifth Ave. S.

Jacquie Berglund, the CEO and self-described “rambunctious social entrepreneur,” has run Finnegans Brew Co. for 18 years, mostly contract-brewing elsewhere. But last year, she opened her own taproom and microbrewery, offering fans a place to drink for a good cause. The specialist in Irish-style ales donates its profits to feeding the hungry, giving a total of $1.3 million since 2003. Most of the beer, which is distributed in several states, is made somewhere else. But the brew kettles on view from the bar contain lead brewer Ryan Mihm’s experiments in new flavors and styles that can be sampled in the taproom. Finnegans adjoins the new Elliot Park Hotel, making for a short commute from barstool to bed, and it’s just a 10-minute walk from U.S. Bank Stadium.

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