Megan Murphy

Megan is a proud member-owner of Fair State Brewing Cooperative (#577), and hopes to contribute her passion for craft beer and community-focused business practices, as well as knowledge of accounting, to the Board. When Megan isn’t working, she enjoys reading at local cafes and hunting for Lake Superior agates (sometimes successfully). On Thursday nights, youRead More


Kate Ballard

Kate is an elementary ESL teacher with Minneapolis Public Schools. She has been a patron at Fair State since its early days and is a proud resident of Northeast Minneapolis . She could not possibly be more excited to have the opportunity to serve on the FSBC Board of Directors. She hopes to contribute toRead More


Michael’s day job is at Brewers Supply Group (BSG), a supplier of premium ingredients to craft brewers, winemakers, home fermentation retailers, craft distillers and cider makers throughout the US and Canada. Prior to that, he worked in retail grocery in California, working closely with beer, wine, and spirits distributors in the region. Michael earned hisRead More


  Hello out there beer drinking friends! I’m writing to let you all know about Fair State’s new procedure and timeline for bottle releases. In the past we have varied up our plans for such releases, and we are trying to make a more standard, less confusing model going forward so that all you fineRead More


  Camp Fair State is a grown-up summer camp filled with activities, education, food, and beer. Camp is in session September 7-9th at YMCA Camp Miller in Sturgeon Lake, MN. For two days and nights, campers can expect a full schedule of educational sessions, nature walks, crafting, swimming, climbing, archery, canoeing, and more. This isRead 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


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