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The taproom will open at 6:30 pm today instead of 4 pm.

Craft Brewers Conference 2022

5.2.22 - 5.5.22

CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE 2022

America’s largest craft brewing industry gathering takes place in Minneapolis from May 2–5—and it’s going to be a super fun and busy week!

All week long we’ll have extended taproom hours, tap takeovers, pals from other breweries hanging out, special events at local accounts, and much more.

DAILY EVENTS
COLLAB TAP TAKEOVER
MINNEAPOLIS BEER NEIGHBORHOOD TROLLEY
FOOD AT THE TAPROOM
NORTHEAST NEIGHBORHOOD RECC


DAILY EVENTS

MONDAY, MAY 2

EXTENDED FAIR STATE TAPROOM HOURS
2–11 pm

BOOK SIGNING WITH JOHN HOLL
Beer journalist and podcast host John Holl has compiled over 70 delicious seasonal recipes and beer pairings from the country’s best independent craft breweries (including us!) for his new cookbook, The Craft Brewery Cookbook: Recipes to Pair With Your Favorite Beers. Meet John Hall from 4–6 pm  at the taproom and pick up a copy of the book from a popup by Moon Palace Books.

TUESDAY, MAY 3

EXTENDED FAIR STATE TAPROOM HOURS
12 noon–11 pm

SPECIAL GUEST AT FAIR STATE’S TAPROOM
Craftpeak Happy Hour, 4:30–6:30 pm

FAIR STATE BREWING CO-OP AND GRUMPY’S PRESENT: PILS AND FRIENDS
Tuesday, May 3, 5–8 pm
During this official Brave Noise happy hour at Grumpy’s Northeast, $1 from every Fair State beer sold will be donated to the Infinite Ingredient launch campaign.

Infinite Ingredient is a non-profit whose mission is to actively support the mental and physical well-being of individuals working in the craft beverage industry through outreach, education, and access to resources. Brave Noise is advocating for safe and inclusive environments by requesting breweries be transparent with their policies and commit to long-term work.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

EXTENDED FAIR STATE TAPROOM HOURS
12 noon–11 pm

FAIR STATE BREWING CO-OP AND TILT PINBALL BAR PRESENT: A DAY OF FREE PLAY!
Wednesday, May 4, 2 pm–2 am
All games on free play—all day. We’ll have Party Forward, Big Doinks, SuperClear, Serious Leisure, and A Light in Dark Places on tap, plus Pils in cans. Play for free and enjoy a specialty hot dog and Fair State beer for $12!

THURSDAY, MAY 5

EXTENDED FAIR STATE TAPROOM HOURS
12 noon–11 pm

NEW BEER THURSDAY: DOIN’ HOWDIES
Celebrating the release of an IPA collab with Creature Comforts!

 


COLLAB TAP TAKEOVER

We’ll have a bunch of collab beers on tap at the taproom all week! Our taproom is located at 2506 NE Central Ave in Minneapolis.

A LIGHT IN DARK PLACES WHEN ALL OTHER LIGHTS GO OUT | COLLAB WITH BURIAL
Pale Ale | 5.4 ABV

A pale ale in an IPA world, brewed in collaboration with Burial Beer (Asheville, NC) and YCH. Heavily featuring HBC 630, an experimental hop variety that brings notes of berries, peaches, and a nebulous “candy” aromatic. Paired with an American classic in Simcoe Cryo, this beer pops with fruity notes, while managing to maintain the crisp, snappy sensibility that only pale ales can truly embody.

DOIN’ HOWDIES | COLLAB WITH CREATURE COMFORTS
IPA | 6.5 ABV

An IPA collaboration with Creature Comforts (Athens, GA), brewed using a very special Georgia-grown wheat along with a choice combination of West Coast hops—Chinook for pine and pineapple, Crystal for that super clean grapefruit pith, Amarillo for bright orange and stonefruit, and HBC586 for an intense mango character.

LUMINOSA | COLLAB WITH INDIE HOPS
Experimental IPA | 6.3 ABV

An IPA built to showcase a brand new hop, Luminosa. This hop isn’t even commercially available yet so we feel extra lucky to have gotten our hands on it. It comes to us from the people who brought you Strata—Indie Hops. We’ve paired Luminosa’s aromas and flavors of “peach-lemonade, candied orange peel, marionberry, and mango” with the familiar and intense tropical/dank profile of Strata in this West Coast IPA. Enjoy this sneak peek of a hop we expect to see a lot more of in the future!

MACHINE IN THE GARDEN | COLLAB WITH HIGHLAND PARK + MODERN TIMES
Foeder-aged Landbier | 5.1 ABV

A foeder-aged Landbier. What the heck is that? Well, Landbier is a German tradition of “country lagers,” where each little countryside brewery might have its own recipe, using what was locally available. We’ve embraced that tradition here by focusing on malt from Minnesota, using Maltwerks Pilsner and Vienna. We brewed ours a little darker than is probably traditional, aiming right between Vienna and Schwarzbier, and we amped up the bitterness to offset some of the softness we pick up from oak-aging. Oh yeah, we’ve also aged it for a month in our oak foeder, imparting a subtle toasted marshmallow and oak tannin character.

SCUSI? | COLLAB WITH SMITH & LENTZ, ROY FARMS + ADHA
Italian-Style Pilsner | 5.3 ABV

Scusi? Italian-Style Pils is a collaboration with Smith & Lentz Brewing (Nashville, TN) featuring Roy Farms/ADHA Adeena hops. We used Eraclea pilsner malt for that Mediterranean feel, and used Adeena in the whirlpool and dry-hop. It’s crispy dry, and we’re getting big notes of lemon rind, herbal tea, a hint of spice, and just a whiff of floral character. Molto bene!

FERM LYFE PILS | COLLAB WITH LIVE OAK, ESCARPMENT LABS, YCH
Pilsner | 4.3 ABV

A pilsner that celebrates the most important part of beer-making—that fermentation lyfe. We collaborated with our friends at Live Oak Brewing (ATX) and Escarpment Labs (CAN), along with YCH, to create this beer. We’ve employed a lager yeast long thought lost to the mists of time and a brand-new experimental hop, and the result is an ultra-clean, crispy little lager.

VIOLETTA PILS | COLLAB WITH WORKING DRAFT
German-style Pilsner | 5.1 ABV

A German-style Pilsner brewed in collaboration with Working Draft (Madison, WI), featuring a very special undermodified pilsner malt from Sugar Creek Malt in Indiana, and Michigan-grown hops from Hop Head Farms. We step-mashed this one even more intensively than we usually do, and fermented it extra cold. The resulting beer is crisp, snappy, with a delightfully bready malt character. We’re very excited to feature these old-world ingredients produced here in the American Midwest.

KELLER KAZBEK
Unfiltered Pilsner | 5.0 ABV

A returning staff and member favorite beer, Keller Kazbek hasn’t been on tap at Fair State in two years! An unfiltered German-style Pilsner hopped extensively with Czech-grown Kazbek hops, a variety that is somewhat more aggressive than traditional Czech Saaz. This hop lends a strong grassy, herbal, almost dill-like aroma to the beer. Crisp, hoppy, with slightly increased malt presence due to the lack of filtration. It’s one of our favorites.

 


MINNEAPOLIS BEER NEIGHBORHOOD TROLLEY

Hop on this free shuttle, operated by Bitter MN, that runs nonstop Tuesday through Saturday from 2–11 pm on the route below. This shuttle makes the loop roughly every hour, and about every half hour after 6 pm. The shuttle does not include the Convention Center on Friday and Saturday.

  • Minneapolis Convention Center
  • Arbeiter Brewing Company
  • Insight Brewing Company
  • Falling Knife Brewing Company
  • Sociable Cider Werks
  • Fair State Brewing Cooperative
  • Grumpy’s Northeast
  • Pryes Brewing Company
  • Fulton Brewing Taproom
  • Convention Center

FOOD AT THE TAPROOM

We’ll have Aki’s pretzels, pizzas, and snacks available at the taproom.
 


NORTHEAST NEIGHBORHOOD RECCS

Want to pick up some food on your way? We are surrounded by restaurants and markets on Central Ave! Here are some of our Northeast faves: