The WitchHunt

Witches are everywhere. You may not believe it, but it’s true whether you like it or not. Once you start looking, you’ll see us everywhere- including your favorite local brewery. Us witches here at Fair State wanted to make a special brew just in time for Halloween. And to make it extra powerful, we wantedRead More

Fair State Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis, MN is seeking a knowledgeable, collaborative person to support the company’s marketing, event, & promotional efforts. A little about us:  Fair State Brewing Cooperative is a cooperatively owned brewery in Northeast Minneapolis – where Member-Owners can “drink like you own the place.” We began operations at our brewery &Read More

Dakota Skipper

By Rose Picklo, QA/QC and Production Tech. Last Friday I had the privilege of hiking through Glacial Lakes State Park with Cale Nordmeyer of the Minnesota Zoo. My goal was to capture wild yeast; Cale’s, to spot a Regal fritillary. This butterfly is designated as Minnesota Special Concern, meaning that a species is extremely uncommon, orRead More

Spirit Foul

Spirit Foul is a hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with San Diego’s Modern Times Beer. Super juicy, tropical, and dank. 6.3 ABV. UPDATE: Cans are completely sold out. The Taproom’s supply has run dry. But here’s where you can still get your Spirit Foul fix on draft while supplies last. Twin Cities – West SideRead More


  It’s time for the biggest party of the year at Fair State Co-op. Following our annual member-owner meeting, we’ll open to the public at 2 pm to celebrate our third birthday Oktoberfest-style and turn our beer garden into a mini-Munich with brats, pretzels, polka, and beer. WHEN: 2 pm-midnight, Saturday, September 23. WHERE: FairRead More

Head Brewer Niko Tonks on India Pale Ale. “IPA” has more or less become synonymous with “craft beer.” I’ve seen White IPA, Black IPA, DIPA, IIPA, Triple IPA, Belgian IPA, Session IPA, Hazy IPA, West Coast IPA, Red IPA, Brown IPA, Milkshake IPA, Fruited IPA, IPL, Sour IPA, Barrel-Aged IPA, Coffee IPA, Chili Pepper IPA,Read More



Live the #lagerlyfe with us this weekend at Lagerfest. We’re celebrating one of our favorite beer styles with 7 different lagers on tap – all $4/pour, or $14/pitcher. And nothing goes better with lager beer than Minnesota BBQ Co. They’ll be in the house with their signature ribs on Saturday, 12-9 pm. Prepare by going Behind the Beer and learnRead More

Festbier Cabin

Hello, local beer drinker, we’ve got some beer news for you! We just dropped a 3rd Anniversary release of mixed four pack of 16 oz. cans that contain two of our very favorite limited edition lagers: Festbier and Keller Kazbek. With any luck, you’ll be seeing it in stores by the end of this sentence.Read More

Cabin Pils

Head Brewer Niko Tonks in defense of Fizzy Yellow Beer Pilsner is my first true beer love, and maybe my only real one. It’s never made sense to me that “craft beer,” as a segment, has positioned itself against “fizzy, yellow beer.” I love fizzy yellow beer! Fizzy yellow beer doesn’t have to mean insipid, old,Read More

This month the Fair State Cooperators are helping out with SACA Food Shelf & Thrift Store. During these late Summer months, SACA receives shipments of fresh produce from local farms on six separate occasions. The produce is then given out in SACA‘s parking lot. Last year, over the course of six Saturdays, they gave out over 42,000Read More