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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 combination of volunteersRead 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


Eligibility – This contest is open to all non-professional home brewers who are also members in good standing of Fair State Brewing Cooperative (Fair State). General Terms & Restrictions – Fair State, at its sole discretion, may use the winning home brew recipe (Recipe) for production and sale at its taproom and to the generalRead More


Our February partner is East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS), a nonprofit human services agency that provides basic needs resources and social services. With a focus on individuals, families, and neighborhoods in Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis. Formed in 1915, the organization recently turned 100, and has helped 11,500 individuals (in 2010 alone) through a broad rangeRead More


  Happy New Year, everybody! Today we are excited to announce a new program at Fair State, a collaborative effort between the brewery, our member-owners, and the community that we call home. Introducing Fair State Cooperates. Every month we will be teaming up with a different local organization, as selected by our membership. Starting today,Read More