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Du Pounde

Head Brewer Niko Tonks on Saisons. Saison is a beer style that we love very much, yet is very much misunderstood. It’s been put forth as the “next big thing” in craft beer many times, and never quite gotten over the hump. In our opinion, this is due, at least in part, to the factRead More


Celebrate NE Parade

Fair State invites our Members-Owners to be proactive in their communities while also being leaders in demonstrating our cooperative values. National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. So, FairRead More


Dorado Gold

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is seeking several individuals to join our Street Team, which introduces our beer to new consumers at liquor store tastings and festivals. We are growing quickly and are excited to add staff to help meet the demand for our beer. A little about us: Fair State is one of very fewRead 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


Mixed Culture

Our 2nd Annual Celebration of the Fruity, Funky, and Terrifically Tart.  This year’s festival will take place at our new production brewery in the Midway – St. Paul neighborhood. Wild/Sour/mixed-fermentation beer is becoming one of the fastest growing segments of American craft beer. To celebrate this vibrant genre, we’re digging into the barrel cellar inRead More


Camp Fair State

Attention campers, registration is now open for Camp Fair State! We are heading up to Mighty Axe Hops farm for a fully loaded adult summer camp experience. Stuff your weekend with outdoor games, breakout sessions for your brain & hands, campfire, food, and beer! In this special opportunity for Fair State members (and friends), weRead More


Hefeweizen

Head Brewer Niko Tonks on Hefeweizen. Bavarian wheat beer is a very particular animal, with an interesting story. Wheat beers were produced across Bavaria for quite some time before the famous German purity law of 1516 (the Reinheitsgebot) was passed, but after that law (which was in large part a tax grab and an effortRead 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