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A campaign to unearth the Dead Irish Poet, a new Irish Stout from FINNEGANS with notes of dark chocolate and black cherry. Read more

Minneapolis, MN Drinks
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A campaign to unearth the Dead Irish Poet, a new Irish Stout from FINNEGANS with notes of dark chocolate and black cherry.

Minneapolis, MN Drinks
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About this project

FINNEGANS is a beer company that believes in giving back, building healthy and sustainable communities through social entrepreneurism and solving some of the world’s problems over great beer.

Founded in 2000, FINNEGANS currently makes two beers, Irish Amber Ale and Blonde Ale. But the craft beer market thrives on variety and quality. We need to live up to that challenge. And while diverese IPAs are springing up like dandelions, we believe there is a void out there for a truly epic Stout.

We call it Dead Irish Poet Extra Stout.

We are in the process of creating our limited release Extra Stout for an October 1st release date. We’ve been working with Guinness-trained brewmaster Damian McConn, who is currently the head brewer at Summit Brewing Company in Saint Paul, MN. A fine Irish chap who knows his way around a proper Stout. The Dead Irish Poet name sprung from the smooth yet complex, dark and brooding taste profile and higher alcohol content. A fitting homage to the long line of complex, dark and brooding Irish writers like James Joyce, William Butler Yeats and Oscar Wilde.

The Challenge

Here’s where you come in. Because we give back to the community to help feed the hungry, creating new beers is a challenge. So we need help with the expenses of developing the taste profile, formulating the recipe, and obtaining the ingredients, as well as the costs of brewing, bottling and packaging Dead Irish Poet at the Summit Brewing Company. So take a look at our rewards, thank you for your help!

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Risks and challenges

We have been making beer for 15 years and have a firm grasp of risk and challenges associated with unleashing a new beer. These include brewing, packaging and distributing timelines. But these challenges are nothing we haven’t faced before, and for this beer we have been working closely with our brewing and distributing partners to ensure a smooth release of Dead Irish Poet. The recipe has been tasted and approved and will be brewed on August 18th, the packaging is ready to be printed, and orders are beginning to come in from distributors. All that is left is your support!

Finally, because of the nature of growing a small business and our commitment to giving back to the community limited cash flow is our biggest obstacle. So please donate and help bring Dead Irish Poet to life on October 1, 2014!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    41 backers

    For your hard earned cash so graciously donated to our campaign, we'll send you a handwritten thank you note. In ink. On paper. Through the mail. Dead Poet style.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $25 or more

    66 backers

    Along with a handwritten thank you note, we'll send you a FINNEGANS bottle opener key chain. May you never be caught without a bottle opener again.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $50 or more

    38 backers

    For fifty big ones, Jacquie Berglund (who really, really HATES being in front of a camera) will record a thank you video. Also included is a FINNEGANS bottle koozie. It's cool looking. Has a poem to read whilst drinking. And Frankly, no one wants to drink a lukewarm Irish Stout.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    32 backers

    You'll get everything listed at the $50 level, as well as a FINNEGANS pom hat and a signed fun photo from your thankful friends at FINNEGANS.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    9 backers

    Video thank you, pom hat, bottle koozie and bottle opener. We'll also write and dedicate an Irish limerick to you that will be featured on the FINNEGANS Kickstarter Wall of Fame on our Facebook page for the world to see. Don't worry, one of us lived in the poetry house in college. We're just not saying which one of us.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    3 backers

    Dress like an Irish poet! You'll receive a video thank you, a FINNEGANS pom hat, a FINNEGANS scarf, & a FINNEGANS drinking glove (pipe not included). PLUS a Sonnet in your honor.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    7 backers

    You'll receive a thank you video, and an invitation to our Dead Irish Poet private release party. PLUS you also get the FINNEGANS pom hat, a FINNEGANS scarf and a FINNEGANS drinking glove (pipe still not included) so no need to worry about what to wear to the party!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    5 backers

    You'll get a video thank you, an invitation to our Dead Irish Poet private release party, and our Brew Crew package. The Brew Crew package includes the chance to visit the Summit brewery and be the first to get a glimpse of our new beer. You'll be together with other dedicated beer aficionados helping to pack our sampler packs. The Brew Crew package also includes a Brew Crew work shirt (embroidered with YOUR name), bottle opener and koozie.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $5,000 or more

    0 backers

    The whole kit and caboodle package. Everything that was ever listed up above in addition to a photo op with the FINNEGANS team where YOU get to wear the FINNEGANS cape! Wait- there's MORE! High fives all around from our team to you at our private release party!

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    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

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