I tried ordering a Finnegans Irish Ale at the Longfellow Grill Tuesday night, but was shut down by the waitress. She’d never heard of it before, so I explained that it’s a local beer brewed by a non-profit and bottled by Summit that donates money to local charities. Apparently, she’s a bit of a cynic since she responded by saying something like, “but can’t non-profits pay their employees a lot of money?” which certainly is true, but in no way discounts the work of Finnegans.
Here’s a bit more about the beer:
Jacquie Berglund is the owner of Finnegans Irish Ale. Jacquie started Finnegans in 2000 with the idea of donating all profits back to the community. The became profitable in 2003 and have raised over $60,000 for a slew of great causes.
They’re also organizing a Summerfest at the Cabooze on June 9th.
Finnegans is available at East Lake Liquor in bottles and on tap at Merlin’s Rest.