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Fair State Brewing Cooperative
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2506-A Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis MN 55418-3726
Telephone: +1 612-444-3209
Hours: Monday-Thursday 4pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday noon-midnight, Sunday noon-9pm.
Brewer: Niko Tonks
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Notes

Opened: 2014

Contributors: Jonny Hughes, Mario Kornmesser, Ralph Wells

Updated: May 12, 2022

Beer List

  • 6.50% abv.

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    5.70% abv.
    • Date: August 29, 2021 (#10704)
      Package: canned
      Place: Hy-Vee Maple Grove, Maple Grove MN
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Brilliant golden. Thick fluffy head.
      Aroma (4)
      Floral, bready. Mild sulfury grain.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Medium body, smooth. Very nicely malty, grainy, toasty, bready. Mild floral hop flavor, low bitterness. Mild grassy note in the finish.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Mensch, das schmeckt.

  • 7.00% abv.

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    5.00% abv.
    • Date: February 28, 2020 (#10237)
      Package: canned
      Place: Northbound Liquor Store, Elk River MN
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Yellow, just about opaque. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Big tropical, citrusy hops. Very mild bready malt.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Surprisingly light and fizzy. Big citrusy hop flavor with a good dose of mango. Low-medium bitterness lingers through the finish. Not as "chalky" as many hazy beers seem to be.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      This one's almost refreshing.

  • Herb and Spice Beer
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    German-Style Pilsener
    4.50% abv.
    • Date: May 7, 2022 (#11037)
      Package: canned
      Place: Hy-Vee Maple Grove, Maple Grove MN
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Super clear, just like it says on the label. Bright golden. Fluffy head.
      Aroma (4)
      Floral, spicy, bready.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Light-medium body, fizzy. Big floral hop flavor, low-medium bitterness. Bready, mildly grainy background. Finishes really dry and refreshing.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Excellent beer.

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    European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel
    4.40% abv.
    • Date: May 11, 2022 (#11038)
      Package: canned
      Place: Hy-Vee Maple Grove, Maple Grove MN
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Pretty dark. Big fluffy head.
      Aroma (4)
      Roasty, grainy malt. Hint of dark fruit.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Medium body, moderate carbonation. Rich dark malt, roasty but not burnt at all. Mildly grainy, mildly grassy. Very mild floral hop flavor, low bitterness. Smooth malty chocolatey finish.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Excellent beer.

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    Imperial Stout
    12.40% abv.