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Vienna Lager Cans

  Head Brewer Niko Tonks riffs on Vienna Lager. Here at Fair State Cooperative, we do tend to go on (and on) about lager bier, but bear with us because we’ve got an exciting topic to talk about today: Vienna Lager. This, friends, is Beer-Flavored Beer. It’s beer for those of us who enjoy drinkingRead More


Raspberry Roselle

RASPBERRY ROSELLE We’ve put the MN Craft Brewer’s Guild Winterfest 2016 Best Beer winner in cans & kegs. Raspberry Roselle is our year-round hibiscus sour saison re-fermented with a whole bunch of raspberries. The result is a fruit-forward, rose-hued beer that’s distinctly juicy and dry, with increased acidity. 5.8 ABV, 10 IBU. It may be a week beforeRead More


Davin

    Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes. No other holiday’s cuisine can match the non-stop hits that Thanksgiving delivers. Yet plate after plate of the holiday’s festive foods can leave you feeling as stuffed as your turkey. Here’s a few Fair State favorites for the lighter side of your palate, all available in CROWLERs to-go thisRead More


Spirit Foul

When we released Spirit Foul, our hazy IPA collaboration with Modern Times Beer, we expected it to be a beer that would be pretty popular, and one that might raise an eyebrow or two. We were not expecting the full-on onslaught that we got instead! That said, we couldn’t be happier or more proud thatRead More


Cooperates Group

Why a Co-op?

by Fair State Co-op CEO Evan Sallee People often ask us why we started Fair State as a cooperative. However, in many ways that is a difficult question to answer. Nobody ever asks us, “why a brewery,” and yet from the beginning the two have been inseparable. Without the cooperative, there is no brewery. WithoutRead More


Giantsbane

Head Brewer Niko Tonks on Giantsbane Double Stout. Style conventions are a funny thing. At their best, they’re useful guidelines – a roadmap to a successful beer recipe. At their worst, they strangle creativity and box people into practices that probably never made sense in the first place (see: crystal malt in pale ales). BreweryRead More