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It’s December! Which means Raspberry Roselle is here to brighten your long winter nights with a lovely combination of tart and jammy berry flavors.     Head Brewer Niko Tonks goes behind the beer with Raspberry Roselle… “RASPBERRY ROSELLE WAS A NATURAL FOR US – Hibiscus, the overriding flavor in Roselle, and Raspberry (which weRead More


Brut Squad, our bone-dry IPA is on shelves in Minnesota now! What is a Brut IPA? Think dry, aromatic IPA with very little residual sugar. We’ve stripped down the malt bill on this one to really let the hops shine. Head Brewer Niko Tonks, on his decision to brew a Brut IPA: Really, with thisRead More


  Mirror Universe is a Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA brewed with wheat, oats, and far too many Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. We’ve really missed this one. So much so, that we decided to bring it back as a year ’round beer. Mirror Universe is the spiritual successor to Spirit Føul. As such,Read More


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GIANTSBANE DOUBLE STOUT 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 inRead More


Minnesota Breweries Join People Power Beer Campaign in support of the American Civil Liberties Union   Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Bent Paddle Brewing Company, and Modist Brewing Company join a collection of over 70 craft breweries across the country in the People Power Beer campaign, a self-organized grassroots effort to support the American Civil LibertiesRead More


Spirit Føul is a hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with San Diego’s Modern Times Beer. Super juicy, tropical, and dank. 6.3 ABV. When we released Spirit Føul, 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 orRead More


The brewers here at Fair State are certified lager fanatics. We brew two lagers as flagships, and frequently make short runs of other traditional and experimental lagers we love such as Festbier or Helles and now we are reintroducing our fall seasonal lager, Keller Kazbek. Keller Kazbek is an unfiltered German-style Pilsner brewed with KazbekRead More


  It’s that time again. We can almost smell the freshly sharpened pencils. We’re collecting school supplies in the Fair State Brewing Cooperative taproom from now until August 8th. All donated school supplies will go to Hennepin County students in need. You can donate individual supplies or a backpack full of supplies. We just askRead More


  Hello out there beer drinking friends! I’m writing to let you all know about Fair State’s new procedure and timeline for bottle releases. In the past we have varied up our plans for such releases, and we are trying to make a more standard, less confusing model going forward so that all you fineRead More