We’re Hiring a Taproom Shift Lead! Fair State Brewing Cooperative is Minnesota’s first cooperatively-owned brewery. Named the 2015 best new brewery in Minnesota and a top ten new brewery in the world, Fair State is fast-growing and has quickly developed a reputation for high quality beer. Fair State is looking for a new member forRead More


We are quite proud of the more than 1,000 Member-Owners that are the foundation of our cooperative. These people have supported our business through patronage, our neighbors through volunteer initiatives, our community through social gatherings, and so much more! To highlight and highfive these great folks, we are throwing our first Member Week. April 1-7thRead More


This year Fair State Co-op is stretching the canvas for Art-A-Whirl! In our third year participating, we are placing an even greater emphasis on the art. To do this, we need your help. We are looking for artists to feature on AAW weekend by utilizing their designs in live screen-printing. WHAT: We are calling uponRead More


This last Saturday Fair State Brewing Cooperative held its third annual Co-Optoberfest. An event that serves as both birthday party and meeting of member-owners. So before breaking out the accordions, we got down to business. The Meeting The day began with a social hour, allowing members to check in, mingle, and grab a beer. OurRead More


This last Sunday we rallied a bunch of Fair State members and friends at Lorence’s Berry Farm just outside of Northfield, MN. The day was beautiful and the bugs were at an acceptable level. Our goal was to harvest a bunch of raspberries for use in an upcoming sour beer.     With a combinationRead More


Here it is folks, the results from our very first, and quite likely annual, Member Homebrew Challenge!   First off, a note on the process. Our judging panel was comprised of brewers Niko and Caleb, as well as our president Evan. They approached the bottles with clean pallets early on Friday afternoon. We received a variety of styles,Read More


 Have you been dreaming about seeing your recipe brewed on a commercial scale?  Is that kegerator in the garage no longer enough for your homebrewed awesomeness?  Do you love Fair State, but wish we brewed a ________? Well, now is your chance! We are having our very first Homebrew Member Challenge. Submit your homebrew forRead More