“I’m going back into the pub business,” Kieran Folliard told me earlier this week. He was joking, of course. Sort of. The owner of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey (and former pub maestro) is partnering with Target Field on a rebranding of its Twins Pubs. They’ll now be called the 2 Gingers Pubs. The small bars sit side-by-side behind home plate at the ballpark (one houses the organ player). Folliard said he’s in a mad scramble to get them redecorated in time for the Twins’ home opener on Monday. However, they won’t necessarily have an Irish pub look. It’ll be more of an “old-fashioned, summertime, front-porch feeling,” he said. I imagine Folliard’s signature cocktail, the refreshing Big Ginger, will go over nicely at the mini-pubs. In fact, 2 Gingers will be available in all of Target Field’s bars. Craft beers from Surly and Fulton are also new at the ballpark this year.
Source: TOM HORGEN , Star Tribune