About Fair State Brewing Cooperative

Our story starts on the rugby pitch, where founder Evan Sallee, Niko Tonks, and Matt Hauck first met while playing for rival teams. The competition turned into friendship and while homebrewing together the idea of founding a brewery started simmering. Then, the notion of a cooperatively owned brewery came to life when the three founders had beers together at Black Star Co-op in Austin.

Our founders believed the operations of craft breweries were opaque and that there was a gap between being a homebrewer and owning a brewery. The founders’ hope was that the co-op model would provide a way for consumers to be more involved in operations while also bringing co-op values to the Minnesota craft beer scene.

Beers made by Fair State Brewing Cooperative

... And The World Is Mean

Limited Release English Barleywine

All of Us

Limited Release American IPA

Black is Beautiful Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Limited Release American Double / Imperial Stout


Limited Release Tripel

Cooperator Doppelbock

Limited Release Doppelbock

Cuttin' Grass

Limited Release Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Heated Agreement

Limited Release American Double / Imperial IPA

Hot Sports Opinions

Limited Release American Pale Ale (APA)

HyperCold Amber

Limited Release Low Alcohol Beer

I'm Not Cryo, You're Cryo!

Limited Release American Pale Wheat Ale

Invented Traditions

Limited Release Altbier


Limited Release Smoked Beer

Lorien Pils

Limited Release Czech Pilsner

More is More?

Limited Release American Stout

Pic-A-Nic Basket

Limited Release Saison / Farmhouse Ale


Limited Release Saison / Farmhouse Ale


Limited Release American IPA

Secret Highways

Limited Release Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Super Massive Black Hole Tsunami

Limited Release American Porter

Time Debt

Limited Release American Wild / Sour Ale

Tmavé Pivo

Limited Release Euro Dark Lager

Vienna Lager

Limited Release Vienna Lager


Limited Release American IPA

You Can Have The Crown

Limited Release American Double / Imperial Stout

Big Doinks

American IPA

Crankin' Foamers

American Adjunct Lager

Mirror Universe

American IPA

Party Forward

American IPA


German Pilsener


American Wild / Sour Ale

Heckin' Chonker

Seasonal American Stout


Seasonal American Wild / Sour Ale

Serious Leisure

Seasonal American Wild / Sour Ale


Seasonal German Pilsener

Union Lager

Seasonal American Amber / Red Lager

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+1 (612) 444-3209

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