FSBC Donation Requests In 2016, Fair State Brewing Cooperative 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 inRead More


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Long before Fair State Brewing Cooperative formed, our three founders were brewing beer. Yes, sometimes they brewed at other breweries. But most often, they brewed at home. Like many breweries around us, we come from humble homebrew beginnings. Rewind to 1986. Bill Rowe starts cooking meals in his apartment and delivering them to a fewRead More


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When Fair State began in 2014, we were the first of our brewery-cooperative kind in Minnesota. Joining the ranks of other types of cooperatives in the cities, we wanted to bring a stronger sense of community to the brewing world to share ideas and expand opportunities. Though it’s not cooperative itself, Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) valuesRead More


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RASPBERRY ROSELLE We’ve put the MN Craft Brewer’s Guild Winterfest 2016 Best Beer winner in cans & kegs. Raspberry Roselle is our year-round hibiscus sour saison re-fermented with a whole bunch of raspberries. The result is a fruit-forward, rose-hued beer that’s distinctly juicy and dry, with increased acidity. 5.8 ABV, 10 IBU. It may be a week beforeRead More


Jason Pattit

Jason is a professor in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas where he teaches strategy in various MBA programs. Jason is an avid homebrewer and he is excited to bring his passion for craft beer and his expertise in strategy to the Board to help Fair State achieve its missionRead More


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    Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes. No other holiday’s cuisine can match the non-stop hits that Thanksgiving delivers. Yet plate after plate of the holiday’s festive foods can leave you feeling as stuffed as your turkey. Here’s a few Fair State favorites for the lighter side of your palate, all available in CROWLERs to-go thisRead More