Jobs @ Fair State: FT Packaging Technician

 

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is seeking a full-time (40 hours / week) Packaging Technician to join our production staff in St. Paul, MN. We are growing quickly and need to add staff to help meet demand.

A little about us: Fair State is one of a very few cooperatively-owned breweries in the US. We began operations at our brewery/taproom in Northeast Minneapolis in August of 2014, and recently expanded into a 40,000 sq. ft. production brewery in St. Paul, MN. We focus on traditional lager beer, sour beer (ranging from kettle sours to 100% barrel-fermented mixed culture beers), and hoppy beers. We are positioned to grow substantially over the next few years, and as such this position may continue to grow and evolve with the brewery.

Currently we operate a 7.5bbl brewhouse at the taproom location, and a 4-vessel 30bbl brewhouse at the St. Paul location, where we also package our beer in cans and bottles.

A little about you: we’re looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and knowledgeable person to help us stay on track. The ideal candidate would have some experience in the beer industry, packaging experience preferably, or in warehousing/manufacturing generally, and be willing to learn.

This position will report to the Head Brewer and the Packaging/Warehouse manager.

Responsibilities

  • Cleaning and filling kegs
  • Operating the canning line, weighing and sorting cans, casing and palletizing finished product
  • Operating the bottling line, labeling, casing, and palletizing finished product
  • Collecting data and maintaining records related to packaging
  • Counting inventory of packaging materials and finished product
  • Performing CIP of canning, bottling, and kegging equipment and tanks
  • Performing general cleaning and sanitation
  • Operating forklifts and pallet jacks
  • Contributing to a safe working environment by following safety procedures
  • Representing Fair State at events, as necessary
  • All the squeegee and mop work that you can handle
  • Pick and stage orders for shipment ranging in size from several cases to multiple pallets
  • Load, unload, and drive dock-height box truck to transfer beer and supplies within the greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area
  • Receive and inventory supplies and raw materials from vendors and clients
  • Identify, communicate with Finance and Sales staff about, and help resolve discrepancies in purchasing, shipping, and customer ordering documentation
  • Record inventory movements and perform inventory counts, including identifying, communicating about, and resolving variances
  • Maintain clean, neat, well-labeled, and safe warehouse and cold room spaces to support efficient production and sales operations
  • Perform maintenance on production equipment, kegs, and vehicles as directed
  • Participate in beer sensory panels, production team planning, and team development of standards and procedures

 

Desired skills and experience

  • Previous brewery industry or other packaging experience strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in a lean manufacturing environment preferred
  • Forklift operator certification preferred
  • Willingness to work hard, often at odd hours
  • Dedication to learning, improving, and contributing to a dynamic and growing team
  • Commitment to following company policies and procedures
  • Ridiculous dedication to the aforementioned mop and squeegee work
  • Comfortable with limited supervision and able to make (informed) decisions independently
  • Arithmetic, problem-solving and mechanical skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • High school diploma or GED

Requirements

  • Able to stand for prolonged periods
  • Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs
  • Able to manipulate valves and clamps
  • Able to read and follow written English instructions
  • Able to regularly lift/carry heavy objects (55 lbs.) repeatedly and safely
  • Able to occasionally move heavy objects (160 lbs.)
  • Able to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles
  • Able to safely work on ladders and elevated platforms and in confined spaces
  • Able to safely operate vehicles and material handling equipment (e.g., vans, trucks, hand trucks, scissor lifts)
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to pass insurance driving record review for operating Company-owned vehicles on public roads

This is a full-time hourly position; compensation is dependent on experience. As a full-time employee, this role will also be eligible for:

  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee beer stipend
  • Discounted membership in our cooperative after 6 months of employment
  • Fair State merchandise and beer discounts
  • Credit for Fair State clothing merchandise at hire
  • Annual safety clothing & equipment stipend
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible savings account for medical and dependent care
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and life insurance coverage
  • Workers Compensation, as required by law

 

Compensation will be determined based on prior experience, but not less than $15.33 / hr.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@fairstate.coop with subject line “Packaging Technician.” Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis, and we’re looking for someone to start ASAP. 

Searching for a Clarity of Purpose with Surly Brewing Company

Cans of our newest IPA, Clarity of Purpose, hit shelves today!

Clarity of Purpose is a collaboration with Surly, and a distinctly haze-free New England style IPA. All the juicy hop aroma and flavor you crave, with the low turbidity of more traditional American IPAs. This idea came from conversations Fair State co-founder and head brewer Niko had with Surly Brewing Company’s head brewers Ben Smith and Jerrod Johnson. They wanted to examine if the haze for its own sake is the important part of the hazy IPA style, or if other elements contribute more to the appeal of the style. As such, they created a beer that tried to capture those elements: full body, juicy flavor, intense hop aroma, and low bitterness, but without the haze.

 

In order to accomplish their goal, our intrepid brewers used a combination of unique processes and ingredients to reduce the protein and polyphenol levels of the final product in order to reduce the haze to more traditional levels. They used a malt, Crisp Clear Choice, specifically grown to be polyphenol free. Adjuncts, such as flaked corn, were chosen for their low protein levels. Additionally, haze was reduced by using vegan-friendly finings and conditioning the beer at low temps after dry hopping to drop as many solids out of suspension as possible. Finally, the beer was run through a centrifuge to separate remaining solids. This resulted in a nearly haze free beer. To get the hop characteristics characteristic of the style, Clarity of Purpose was heavily dry-hopped, with almost no hopping in the kettle or whirlpool. This drives hop aroma and flavor while keeping bitterness low, a key flavor part of the style.

 

Try this limited availability collaboration while you can! Check our social media for tappings around the state and the map below for stores that will receive product this week. Call ahead to check on delivery days and to ensure availability!

 

Where no can has gone before…

We celebrated the launch of our Mirror Universe hazy IPA by sending a can of it into the stratosphere!

Fair State employees, friends, and member-owners gathered in a park in Lakeville to see the beer off as they launched it towards space lifted by a weather balloon. We had spent weeks poring over weather data and wind patterns to find a perfect launch trajectory – one that would see the beer launched over 80,000 feet into the stratosphere. Wind patterns change dramatically from day to day and at different altitudes, and we needed to pick a day that would keep the beer outside of prohibited airspace while also keeping it from landing a thousand miles away or in a body of water or large forest.

We named the beer in an homage to Star Trek’s alternate universe and is a tongue in cheek reference to this beer being something of a departure from our core lagers and sours that have made our name for the past couple of years, while also being a fun journey into a new and exciting style. Therefore, we thought it was appropriate for a can of the beer to go on its own journey to go boldly where few cans have gone before.

We tied the can underneath a weather balloon with cameras strapped to it to record the journey and it rapidly made its ascent through the clouds until it was no longer visible. After that point, the we relied on GPS to track it as it moved rapidly south. We chased the beer south as it flew towards Iowa. It followed I-35 south faster than our cars could.

As the beer climbed ever higher, the lower density of the atmosphere caused the balloon to expand until it eventually exploded, floating back down to earth underneath a parachute. We kept following it through its descent, eventually locating the package in a small field near the Iowa border. We quickly poured the beer in a glass and shared it to celebrate its amazing journey.

Check out the video and photos below!

 

Jobs @ Fair State: Beertender

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Fair State Brewing Cooperative is seeking two part-time (20 hours / week) Beertenders to join our taproom staff in Minneapolis, MN. Fair State is the third cooperatively-owned brewery in the US. We began operations at our brewery/taproom in Northeast Minneapolis in August of 2014. We were fortunate enough to be named one of RateBeer’s 10 best new brewers in the world for 2015, and in 2017 we expanded into a 40,000 sq. ft. production brewery in St. Paul, MN. We focus on traditional German-style beers (especially lager beer), sour beer (ranging from kettle sours to 100% barrel-fermented mixed culture beers), and hoppy beers. We are positioned to grow substantially over the next few years, and as such this position may continue to grow and evolve with the business.

Currently we operate a taproom and beer garden in Northeast Minneapolis, which is open seven days a week, and where we periodically host large festivals and events.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking, and knowledgeable person to serve our loyal guests and put our best foot forward to newcomers. The ideal candidate will have some experience in the beer industry, or in bar operations, and be willing to learn a lot about beer.

This position will report to the Taproom Manager and the Taproom Assistant Manager, and will be supervised by Taproom Shift Leads during service.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work regular shifts in our taproom
  • Clean and prepare the taproom for service
  • Stock bottled beer in taproom cooler, change kegs in service cooler, and stock merchandise
  • Greet guests and anticipate and respond to their needs
  • Record transactions using our point-of-sale system
  • Maintain responsibility for cash drawers, inventory, and recordkeeping while on shift
  • Perform periodic inventory counts and participate in investigating / resolving inventory accuracy issues
  • Handle multiple tasks at one time efficiently and with an upbeat, friendly attitude
  • Be a team player and able to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Interact with and handle intoxicated guests in a positive and safety minded manner
  • Work independently and as a motivated team player
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Enforce all applicable alcohol laws and rules, including ensuring that beer is only served to those over 21 years of age, and that it is served responsibly
  • Comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards
  • Follow all Fair State policies and procedures
  • Adhere to and enforce all applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Fill CROWLERS to Fair State operating standards for packaging quality and stock finished product in taproom cooler
  • Other tasks as needed

 

Qualifications

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Previous cash handling experience required
  • Evening, holiday, and weekend availability required
  • Opening, running, closing shift availability required
  • Working knowledge of high volume operations and safe, responsible alcohol service required
  • Cicerone Certified Beer Server preferred
  • Previous professional service industry and/or hospitality experience preferred
  • Knowledge of craft beer and the brewing process preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Fair State  products and cooperative ownership model preferred
  • Dedication to learning, improving, and contributing to a dynamic and growing team required
  • Commitment to following company policies and procedures required
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to make informed decisions independently required
  • Strong communication, collaboration, planning, self-management, and teamwork skills required
  • Ability to understand and follow written and spoken English direction required
  • Ability to understand and follow written and spoken direction in a language other than English desired

 

Physical Demands

  • Able to stand, walk, and be on your feet for prolonged periods of time
  • Able to safely navigate the taproom, basement stairs, cold room and service cooler, basement areas, and brewery,  including crowded spaces
  • Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 55 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools
  • Able to maneuver packages of any weight above 75 pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance
  • Abe to move 165-pounds, using appropriate techniques and tools

 

Work Environment

  • Able to work in a factory/production environment which may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot
  • Able to work in a service environment which may be loud, busy, fast-paced, erratic, environment that can include odors and dogs
  • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise and occasionally slippery floors

 

Compensation and Benefits

This is a part-time hourly position that will be paid at a rate of $9.86 / hr for front-of-house work (tipped) and $13.28 / hr for back-of-house work (not tipped). As a part-time position, it will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Paid holidays
  • Discounted membership in our cooperative (after 6 months)
  • Credit for Fair State clothing merchandise at hire
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee beer stipend
  • Fair State merchandise and beer discounts
  • Sick and Safe Time Off and Workers Compensation, as required by law

 

Application Process

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@fairstate.coop with the subject line “Beertender.” Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 23, 2018. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. We’re looking for someone to start at the end of March.

 

Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Employment offers are made on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

 

 

Fair State Cooperates: Open Arms of Minnesota

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 few men he knew who were too sick from AIDS to cook for themselves. Thirty years later, 6,000-some volunteers from across the state of Minnesota come and cook meals in a 21,000 square foot facility and deliver them to the people who need them most. Open Arms of Minnesota may have its roots in humble beginnings, but these days, the impact goes far beyond one man in his home kitchen.

 

 

Each week, Open Arms serves around 1,000 people with chronic illnesses (cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and ALS) by delivering meals to them throughout the week. Each client receives a week’s worth of meals at a time (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks), delivered by a volunteer. Operating on a “Food is Medicine” mentality, the chefs and dietitians at Open Arms work together to create tasty and nutritious meals.

In recent years, Open Arms started their own organic farming project, following sustainable permaculture practices. By involving themselves directly in urban farming projects,  they can use what they harvest in their own kitchen. Currently, Open Arms runs two farms in Minneapolis and two in Saint Paul.

To show our support for Open Arms of Minnesota, Fair State will be donating both time and a portion of our CROWLER sales throughout the month of March.

To volunteer, you can join us at our cooking event on March 6 or our bag decorating event on March 17. You can volunteer more frequently by volunteering to deliver meals, farm during planting season, work in the kitchen, or work in the Open Arms offices.

To stay up to date on all of our Cooperates Volunteer Opportunities here at Fair State, visit the Cooperates Page.

 

Photos courtesy of Open Arms of Minnesota.

SO YOU WANT TO BE ON THE BOARD…


I mean, I totally get it. Being a FSBC board member is pretty great. There are no other meetings I attend on a regular basis that involve a delightful selection of beer. I have so much pride in the product and the company and I love being an ambassador for the brand. It’s a great professional development opportunity. There are great perks (free beer!).

That being said, being on the board of Fair State is a commitment and is real work. We are not a social club, we have fiduciary and fiscal responsibility for the health of the business. As elected officers, we do our best to represent the membership as a whole. Sometimes this means being critical or having hard conversations. Sometimes this means being cheerleaders. This is incredibly fulfilling work (and again, we get to do it with beer in hand), but it is work!

I’m not saying any of this to discourage you from running. Just the opposite! Please do run for the board. We have 3 seats up for election this year, 2 of which are vacant. However, I wanted to offer a realistic idea of what commitments are expected from board members.

Here’s what to expect:

  • 1 Board Meeting plus 1 Board phone call per quarter. The meetings generally run 2 to 2 ½ hours and the phone calls about 1 hour. These are with the full board.
  • 1-3 additional committee meetings per quarter. Depending on which committees you choose to join, this number will vary. All Board members are required to serve on at least one committee.
  • 1 Board Retreat per year. This is a full-day weekend day.
  • 6-8 hours of onboarding work—this is a one-time thing to get you up to speed on the board policies, procedures, responsibilities etc.
  • Prep and follow-up work from the above meetings. Again, this varies per person, but I would expect to spend anywhere from 5 – 10 hours per month on additional board work.
  • Attendance at and participation in various Fair State events. We understand that not everyone can be at every event, but there is an expectation that Board Members SHOW UP! This might mean stepping outside your comfort zone or prioritizing differently.
  • Be a loud and proud ambassador for FSBC. We hope that every member is already doing this, but you will be surprised the sorts of conversations being a Board Member will lead to!
  • Free Beer! We are a volunteer board, so your time is not compensated. HOWEVER, there are certainly some excellent beer perks J

So there you have it! We have several events coming up where you can find out more, but if you have questions, you can contact the board at any time by emailing:  asktheboard@fairstate.coop

~Julia Gallagher, Member 96A, Chair of the Board of Directors

APPLY HERE

IMPORTANT ELECTION EVENTS:

Meet the Board
Monday 3/12, 6-9pm
Sunday 3/18, 3-5pm

Board Application Deadline: Wednesday 3/21 at 11:59pm

Meet the Candidates: Thursday 3/29, 6-8pm

Member Meeting/Election: Sunday 4/8, 2-5pm (Production Brewery)

Thank You Party/Board Announcement: Saturday 4/14, 4-10pm

Jobs @ Fair State: Street Team Representative

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is seeking multiple part-time Street Team Members to join our tasting staff. We are growing quickly and need to add staff to help meet demand.

 

A little about us: Fair State is one of a very few cooperatively-owned breweries in the US. We began operations at our brewery/taproom in Northeast Minneapolis in August of 2014. We were fortunate enough to be named one of RateBeer’s 10 best new brewers in the world for 2015, and recently expanded into a 40,000 sq. ft. production brewery in St. Paul, MN. We focus on traditional German-style beers (especially lager beer), sour beer (ranging from kettle sours to 100% barrel-fermented mixed culture beers), and hoppy beers. We are positioned to grow substantially over the next few years, and as such this position may continue to grow and evolve with the brewery.

 

Currently we operate a 7.5bbl brewhouse at the taproom location, and a 4-vessel 30bbl brewhouse at the St. Paul location, where we also package our beer in cans and bottles.

 

A little about you: we’re looking for a dedicated, hardworking, and someone wanting to gain more knowledge of our brewery and beer then share with customers through out the Twin Cities. The ideal candidate would have some experience in the industry (but not required), be willing to learn, and feel comfortable talking with customers.

 

This position will report to the Off-Premise Sales Manager.

 

Desired skills and experience

 

  • Willingness to work hard, often at odd hours
  • Dedication to learning, improving, and contributing to a dynamic and growing team
  • Commitment to following company policies and procedures
  • Comfortable with limited supervision and able to make (informed) decisions independently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with beer or food & beverage is a plus

 

Requirements / Qualifications

 

  • Basic familiarity with beer styles
  • Able to stand for 2-4 hours at a time
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekend
  • Able to lift cases of beer (20 lbs) repeatedly and safely
  • Access to reliable transportation

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Attend (paid) trainings as required
  • Use scheduling software to regularly claim tasting shifts
  • Communicate availability to Off-Premise Sales Manager
  • Follow tasting processes and standards, including: representing Fair State Brewing Cooperative well to liquor store staff and customers, setting up and breaking down tasting area, checking ID’s, serving samples legally and responsibly, following prescribed tasting order, and educating and engaging consumers

 

This is a part-time hourly position. Compensation is $10 / hr. As an irregular part-time employee, this role will also be eligible for:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Beer stipend for each shift worked
  • Sick and Safe Time Off and Workers Compensation, as required by law

 

Application Process

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@fairstate.coop with the subject line “Street Team Representative.” Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Behind the Beer: Mirror Universe

Haze is a contentious topic these days in the beer world. Once the enemy of all brewers, haze is now an aspect to be carefully cultivated and pushed to extremes. The Hazy IPA, also known as a New England IPA, is the latest in a long line of beer styles that takes the wisdom about appropriate hop rates and then, obliterates it. The cautious, European-inspired brewer within us cries out when we dry-hop a beer with more than five pounds per barrel of the choicest high-oil dank-sauce gnar-gnar hop-pow, but we did it anyway and we made it good. 

 

Mirror Universe is the spiritual successor to Spirit Foul. As such, it’s hazy as can be, brewed with an unusual water profile and a ridiculously high-protein wheat and oat forward malt bill, fermented with the fruitiest of ale yeasts, and double dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra, and El Dorado. This beer explodes with hop aroma: tropical, fruity, juicy, all the things. Soft bitterness and big mouthfeel round out the experience.

 

Mirror Universe will be available on shelves for the months of March, April, and at least part of May, before disappearing for the summer months (more on our updated Citra Pale Ale, Pahlay’Ahlay, soon!), and reappearing in the fall months.

 

 

 

You may also notice that while Mirror Universe is on the shelves, we’ll be producing variants of it solely for sale at our Taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Those bottles will be small batch experimental beers that will hopefully allow us to do some very unorthodox things with hops, malt, and fruit.

 

As with all beers of this variety, we ask but one thing of you, beer drinker: keep this one cold and drink it fresh. Avoid the temptation to sock one away for later, and don’t worry if you miss that primo ‘gram opportunity. There will be a next time. We’ll make more for you, we swear.

 

So, where can you find it?

Mirror Universe will be distributed throughout the week of March 13 – March 16. Call ahead to make sure your beer store of choice has it in stock!

 

Fair State Cooperates: Association for Black Economic Power

If you asked someone a few years ago what kinds of cooperatives they knew of, they probably wouldn’t say “brewery.” In fact, before 2014, there weren’t any cooperatively owned breweries in Minnesota. Yet here we are today. That’s because when we started the brewery, we wanted to provide a space for the community to get together, to share ideas and skills, and of course, to drink beer. We are made up of community members, for community members.

So in the spirit of shining a light on organizations with a similar focus on community gathering and change-making, we can look to our February Cooperates Partner– the Association for Black Economic Power.

In 2016, Twin Cities residents got together to form a community organization by the name of Blexit– in efforts to “cultivate the practice of economic civil resistance.” It was through these meetings that the members began to focus on black banking– this lead to the late 2016 launch of the Association for Black Economic Power.

So what are they doing? Well, by 2019 they hope to establish a state chartered black-led credit union: The Village Trust Financial Cooperative (VTFC).

The leaders of ABEP and VTFC chose the credit union model (rather than traditional banking) because it follows the “not for profit, not for charity, but for service” ideals. The overarching goal for VTFC is to serve the underserved within the Black community who have been previously excluded from traditional financial institutions.

 

The VTFC name itself was voted on by the North Minneapolis community through a 2017 campaign that ran from April to June.

Part of the establishment process involves collecting pledges from potential members. Through pledge collection on their website, ABEP is able to gather the information needed to make sure they are prioritizing the services that the community most values– and gather the proof needed to show they have significant community support and interest. Their current goal is to gain five thousand pledges from those who are interested in using the credit union once it is open.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about the organization and the credit union, you can come to the Taproom on February 22. ABEP will host a panel to discuss community buy-in, policy, as well as economic resistance– all within the context of the creation of the Village Trust Financial Cooperative. If you want to pledge to be a part of it all, you can do so online or at this event– pledging is open to all, regardless of race.

Plus, for every CROWLER you buy, 10% of sales will go right back to ABEP and their mission.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support our neighbors on the Northside — join us!

 

Photos courtesy of www.abepmn.org 

Fair State Cooperates January: Juxtaposition Arts

Juxtaposition Arts Team

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) values much of the same sentiments around community and professional growth. By inviting students across the cities, and primarily the Northside, to participate and learn within an engaged community, JXTA embodies the spirit of creative opportunity.

This month, to show our support, Fair State has partnered with JXTA to donate ten percent of all CROWLER sales to their programming.

JXTA began in 1995 and has steadily grown over the past two decades. It not only provides a community space for young urban artists to learn and practice their craft but it also offers several pathways for students to learn– through workshops and apprenticeships alike.

 

Juxtaposition Arts Team

One program, the Visual Art Literacy Training workshop — also known as VALT — gives students a hands-on opportunity to create art with the guidance of industry professionals. This program is the precursor to students joining the Art Lab program, in which they can become a paid artist apprentice. In this program, students choose a specific artistic focus to study and practice– from screenprinting to public art and mural art, from graphic design to environmental design.

JXTA is located on the Northside of the city, and primarily employs students who have some connection to the Northside area. They opened their first location and headquarters on Emerson Avenue in 2004, and later expanded into a building on West Broadway just a few miles from our Taproom. These spaces include galleries, offices, programming spaces, and artist studios.

Last Thanksgiving, JXTA also participated in “Black Friday on Broadway” an initiative to focus on the stores and businesses along West Broadway. At the event, JXTA sold art, t-shirts, and textiles all created by the students in the programs.

Most recently, JXTA was awarded a special $50,000 grant from the Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund. This grant will help them design and build the first skate park in North Minneapolis. Youth apprentices in the Environmental Design Lab will work on the conceptualization and the design of the space, in collaboration with other local organizations.

To learn more about Juxtaposition Arts and their initiatives for 2018, you can visit their website. To help Juxtaposition Arts fund some of those initiatives for 2018, buy a CROWLER and automatically donate 10%.

To the community of creative opportunity — cheers!