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The Fair State Brewing Cooperative taproom is nestled on bustling Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis. Our beer garden is bright, dogs are welcome, and you’ll always find our newest and most limited-edition beers on tap. Our co-op members get the best happy hour pricing in town with $2 off our core beers anytime we're open.

Now Pouring

7%
| Hazy IPA
Hazy IPA w/Wheat, Oats, & too many Hops. 16oz.
6%
| Hazy IPA with Citra hops
Hazy IPA with Citra. 16oz.
6.3%
| NE Style IPA
Hazy IPA collaboration with Modern Times Beer. 16oz.
5%
| Tropical Pale Ale
Hazy pale ale w/a bright, tropical nose & a smooth body. 16oz.
6.5%
| Hazy IPA
CROWLER ONLY. Hazy Westcoast IPA made w/100% MN hops
6.2%
| IPA
IPA brewed w/malted wheat and six varieties of hops. 16oz.
6.1%
| Funky dry cider
Cider fermented with a blend of funky yeasts & bacteria. 12oz.
4.7%
| Fresh Hop
Wet-hopped pale ale w/local Mighty Axe Cascade hops. 16oz.
7.8%
| Strong blonde ale with Brett. and mango
Homebrew contest winner feat. Chuck Gosnell! 12oz.
5.3%
| Amber Lager
Medium-bodied amber lager. 16oz.
5.4%
| Vegan Fruit Smoothie Ale
Vegan fruit smoothie ale w/mango, banana, blueberry, and notes of coconut and vanilla. 12oz.
4.5%
| Mixed Ferm table beer with peach tea
Funky Peach beer w/Portage Brewing (Walker, MN) 16oz
4.9%
| Pilsner
German-style pilsner. Dry with a grassy hop aroma. 16oz.
8%
| Aperol spritz-inspired brewed cocktail
Brewed cocktail inspired by the Aperol Spritz. Citrusy & refreshing. Collab w/Steady Pour. Over ice & gluten free. 8oz.
13.8%
| Negroni-inspired Brewed Cocktail
Brewed cocktail inspired by the classic Negroni. Bitter & sweet, herbal & citrusy. Collaboration with Steady Pour. Served over ice and gluten free. 5oz.
5.7%
| Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest-style Lager. Crisp w/a toasty malt character. 16oz.
4.7%
| Nitro Coffee Stout
Nitro stout brewed with Duluth Coffee Co. cold press. 16oz.
5.7%
| Kettle sour
Kettle sour saison with hibiscus. Floral & tart. 12oz.
5%
| Hard Seltzer
Lemongrass/ginger OR hibiscus/orange
13%
| Pastry Stout
S'mores inspired pastry stout, collaboration w/Forager. 12oz.

Fair State To Go

Take a crowler (or 3) of your favorite beer with you. We will fill growlers, even from other breweries, provided they are the proper size and are clean.

Taproom FAQs


Can I bring food to the taproom?

We have Aki’s Pretzels available for sale at the bar. There are also plenty of great restaurants within just a few blocks of the taproom (including MN BBQ Co, which delivers to the taproom!), and we encourage folks to bring food in.


Are dogs allowed?

Yep, we’re a dog friendly taproom! That being said, we’re also a friendly dog taproom–your pup needs to be on a leash and be easygoing around humans and other dogs. If your dog is barking a lot, we may ask for you and your dog to step outside.


Do you have anything gluten free?

Yep! All flavors of our Hard Seltzer are gluten free, although they are still made in a facility that processes gluten.


I have a friend who doesn’t drink beer. What can they drink in the taproom?

We have gluten-free Hard Seltzer and non-alcoholic beverage options for those who do not drink beer. We also have a wide variety of beer styles available, including some with fruity and tart flavor profiles that may appeal to those who typically opt for cider or wine.


Where are you located?

Our taproom is located at 2506 Central Ave NE, right between Recovery Bike Shop and Aki’s Pretzels.


Where can I park?

There’s plenty of street parking near the taproom–just make sure to pay attention to parking signs. Metro Transit lines 32 & 10 stop within one block of the taproom and bike racks are available along Central Ave.