Fair State Cooperates
In 2016, we launched our community engagement arm, Fair State Cooperates. Each month we partner with a different nonprofit organization, as selected by our Member-Owners. In our partnerships, we raise funds through beer sales, awareness through social media, and involvement through volunteerism. Every time you purchase a CROWLER in the taproom, 10% is donated to the month’s nonprofit partner. When the opportunity exists, a group of Fair State members and patrons gather to volunteer in a way that meets the specific needs of the partner organization.

Members have asked how they can donate more to our Cooperates partners. Now, anytime you receive a discount, be it Member happy hour or a price break on a CROWLER 3-pack, you can elect to pay full price and donate your discount to the month’s featured nonprofit. Just say “I’d like to donate my discount!


Juxtaposition Arts envisions the youth of North Minneapolis entering the creative workforce as dynamic innovators and problem solvers with the confidence, skills and connections they need to accomplish their educational and professional goals, and to contribute to the revitalization of the communities where they live and work.

Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power.

JXTA combines art & design education and youth empowerment with a social-enterprise business model. Students begin with Visual Art Literacy Training (VALT) and then have opportunities to be employed while learning and teaching professional design, production and marketing skills in one of five social-enterprise studios that produce high-quality design products and services for sale to local and national customers.