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Spirit Foul

When we released Spirit Foul, our hazy IPA collaboration with Modern Times Beer, we expected it to be a beer that would be pretty popular, and one that might raise an eyebrow or two. We were not expecting the full-on onslaught that we got instead! That said, we couldn’t be happier or more proud thatRead More


Cooperates Group

Why a Co-op?

by Fair State Co-op CEO Evan Sallee People often ask us why we started Fair State as a cooperative. However, in many ways that is a difficult question to answer. Nobody ever asks us, “why a brewery,” and yet from the beginning the two have been inseparable. Without the cooperative, there is no brewery. WithoutRead More


Giantsbane

Head Brewer Niko Tonks on Giantsbane Double Stout. Style conventions are a funny thing. At their best, they’re useful guidelines – a roadmap to a successful beer recipe. At their worst, they strangle creativity and box people into practices that probably never made sense in the first place (see: crystal malt in pale ales). BreweryRead More


The WitchHunt

Witches are everywhere. You may not believe it, but it’s true whether you like it or not. Once you start looking, you’ll see us everywhere- including your favorite local brewery. Us witches here at Fair State wanted to make a special brew just in time for Halloween. And to make it extra powerful, we wantedRead More


Dakota Skipper

By Rose Picklo, QA/QC and Production Tech. Last Friday I had the privilege of hiking through Glacial Lakes State Park with Cale Nordmeyer of the Minnesota Zoo. My goal was to capture wild yeast; Cale’s, to spot a Regal fritillary. This butterfly is designated as Minnesota Special Concern, meaning that a species is extremely uncommon, orRead More


Spirit Foul

Spirit Foul is a hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with San Diego’s Modern Times Beer. Super juicy, tropical, and dank. 6.3 ABV. When we released Spirit Foul, our hazy IPA collaboration with Modern Times Beer, we expected it to be a beer that would be pretty popular, and one that might raise an eyebrow orRead More


Co-Optoberfest

  It’s time for the biggest party of the year at Fair State Co-op. Following our annual member-owner meeting, we’ll open to the public at 2 pm to celebrate our third birthday Oktoberfest-style and turn our beer garden into a mini-Munich with brats, pretzels, polka, and beer. WHEN: 2 pm-midnight, Saturday, September 23. WHERE: FairRead More


IPA Cans

Head Brewer Niko Tonks on India Pale Ale. “IPA” has more or less become synonymous with “craft beer.” I’ve seen White IPA, Black IPA, DIPA, IIPA, Triple IPA, Belgian IPA, Session IPA, Hazy IPA, West Coast IPA, Red IPA, Brown IPA, Milkshake IPA, Fruited IPA, IPL, Sour IPA, Barrel-Aged IPA, Coffee IPA, Chili Pepper IPA,Read More


Lagerfest

Lagerfest

Live the #lagerlyfe with us this weekend at Lagerfest. We’re celebrating one of our favorite beer styles with 7 different lagers on tap – all $4/pour, or $14/pitcher. And nothing goes better with lager beer than Minnesota BBQ Co. They’ll be in the house with their signature ribs on Saturday, 12-9 pm. Prepare by going Behind the Beer and learnRead More


Festbier Cabin

Hello, local beer drinker, we’ve got some beer news for you! We just dropped a 3rd Anniversary release of mixed four pack of 16 oz. cans that contain two of our very favorite limited edition lagers: Festbier and Keller Kazbek. With any luck, you’ll be seeing it in stores by the end of this sentence.Read More