24 November 2013

Minnesota's First Co-op Brewery Has Austin Roots

Niko Tonks used to brew at Live Oak Brewing Company, but recently moved back to Minneapolis. In his bags was the idea for a co-op brewery, Fair State Brewing Company. Tonks, Evan Sallee, Matthew Hauck are partners in the brewery and are all old college friends. In addition to $200,000 from investors, 125 co-op members $200 each. They recently signed a lease for a building which will be shared with a German-style bakery.

Co-op members will vote for the board of directors and get discounts as well as dividends from profits of the brewery.

The brewery is expected to open May 1.


posted by hiikeeba at 08:00


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