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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. Expected beer delivery dates are denoted below for the week of 9.10, but we recommend calling your favorite beer store first to ensure they have product in stock. Please note, this beer has beenRead More


Co-Optoberfest

  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


IPA Glass & 4-Pack

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


Lagerfest

Lagerfest

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


All Pints North

Duluth, MN – Fair State returns from the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s All Pints North summer beer festival with a second consecutive sweep of awards, including Best Brewery and Best Beer (for Curation, a barrel-fermented pale sour refermented on Plums). Curation is available on draft at the Fair State Taproom in Northeast Minneapolis at 4 pm, Thursday,Read More


Du Pounde

Head Brewer Niko Tonks on Saisons. Saison is a beer style that we love very much, yet is very much misunderstood. It’s been put forth as the “next big thing” in craft beer many times, and never quite gotten over the hump. In our opinion, this is due, at least in part, to the factRead More