In the last 18 months, our Fair State Cooperates program has successfully donated thousands of dollars to our nonprofit partners. As the brewery and our membership expands, so does our community-based initiative. When we first launched FSC, $1 from every growler and $.50 from every 750ml purchase went to our partner of the month. This Spring weRead More


Homebrew

Have you been searching for a way to bring your homebrew to the next level? Well, now is your chance! Last year’s inaugural Homebrew Member Challenge had such great results (remember Kyle Schmidt’s Keller Blanc?), that we’re doing it again. Pretty much the same deal as last year – Submit your homebrew for a chance to have it brewedRead 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