Introducing Fair State University

From Sarah Williams, Events & Education Coordinator

This year, I’ve had the pleasure of pioneering the role of Education Coordinator at Fair State. Thus far, this role has primarily focused on staff training but beginning in January, we’re bringing the program to you, our members and the general public with our free education series, Fair State University.

Personally, I’m excited to coordinate this program because I have a background in teaching and am fascinated by the process of learning. As a crew, we are passionate about this project because it is an integral part of our cooperative mission. Education is the fifth cooperative principle and we’re seeking new ways to incorporate this principle into our daily lives. At Fair State Brewing Cooperative we strive to both educate and learn continuously. Whether it’s discussing our beer with a taproom customer or collaborating with our industry peers, we strive to gain a better understanding of our industry, our community, and the world around us. Fair State University will be one more opportunity for us to learn from each other. FSU will be hosted in the taproom at 12:30 pm on the last Sunday of every month. The format may range from a seminar, group discussion, panel, or hands-on-learning. FSU instructors may cover beer knowledge, community values, academic or practical knowledge.

For January’s event, we are proud to announce that we’ll be partnering with our neighbors from Water Bar & Public Studio for a tap water tasting and illustrated talk about their work to connect artists, environmental advocates, and local government in and around Northeast Minneapolis.

Our cooperative members have a wide background with a range of knowledge and experience. Are you a member with teaching skills and knowledge to share? Do you know an expert in their field who would be interested in sharing their work with Fair State members and customers? Send your suggestions to me at sarah@fairstate.coop. Join us in the taproom Sunday, January 29 at 12:30 for our inaugural FSU session. Let’s think and drink!

Join us in the Taproom Sunday, January 29 at 12:30 for our inaugural FSU session. Let’s think and drink!

Sarah Williams, Events & Education Coordinator