Kernza Taste & Tour with the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network

Mar 30, 2023 4:30PM—7:30PM


Finnegans Brew Co 817 5th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Enjoy a brew and take a tour with your friends at the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network at Finnegans!

On Thursday, March 30, from 4:30-7:30 PM join the TC Growers on a brewery tour featuring Finnegans’ new Buckwheat Honey Brown Kernza Ale.

Minnesota farmers and researchers are at the forefront of developing Kernza, a perennial wheatgrass with deep roots and big benefits for our soils, waters…and culinary palates. Come check it out!

The tour will be led by Finnegans’ David McNicoll. UMN Extension staff, a Kernza specialist, and Mike Mackiewicz of Bone Lake Meadows Apiary will give us the scoop on the ale’s featured local ingredients: Kernza and Buckwheat Honey.

We’ll also raise a glass to Karl Hakanson, who has transitioned out of his role with Extension. He made the TC Growers a reality — we hope you’ll join us in thanking him!

This event is free to attend. A cash bar with beer and nonalcoholic options will also be available. Registration is requested, walkups are welcome.


Parking: There is ample metered parking and multiple pay lots within a block of Finnegans.

Address: Finnegans Brew Co. 817 5th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404


The Twin Cities Metro Growers Network is a collaboration between Sustainable Farming Association and the University of Minnesota Extension.

This event is partially supported by AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems Coordinated Agricultural Program (SAS-CAP) grant no. 2020-68012-31934 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Thank you to Conservation Minnesota for also supporting this event.

SFA staff and volunteers occasionally take photos during our workshops, cafe chats and field days for promotional purposes and to use as documentation of events to share with our funders.  If you do not wish to be photographed, please let our event host know — we’ll make every effort to make sure you are not photographed.