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Creative Commons’ 4th Birthday Party in San Francisco (+FREE BEER)

Friday, December 15, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

Creative Commons’ 4th Birthday Party is on December 15th. If you are located in the San Francisco Bay Area come celebrate with the CC SF staff at Songbird, the company that brought you the super cool media player. They have generously offered to host the party. At the party FREE BEER will be available.

What: Creative Commons Turns Four!
When: Friday, December 15, 2006, 9pm until 2am
Where: Songbird – 777 Florida Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA
Beer: FREE BEER version 3.0

Please RSVP to as space is limited.

Dec 15, Copenhagen: CC b-day and FREE BEER

Friday, December 8, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

Props Coffee Shop, Blågårdsgade 5 (map here), 16h CET.
As part of a global celebration of the four-year anniversary of the Creative Commons licensing system, the FREE BEER team invites you to hygge and a new draught version of FREE BEER. Members of the CC Denmark and the FREE BEER team will be there and happy to discuss beer and other serious issues. The beer will, as always, be free as in freedom, and bottled versions sold at a reasonable price.
Escape the Julefrokost, come join us!

Radical Software

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

A batch of FREE BEER 3.0 was made at micro brewery in Sacremento. The batch was made for an exhibition at CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco:
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Micro brewery “Brew it up” in Sacremento makes FREE BEER 3.0

Monday, November 27, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

FREE BEER delivery, originally uploaded by fengergold.

Picking up FREE BEER 3.0 in Sacremento, CA.
A batch of FREE BEER was made at the micro brewery BREW IT UP in Sacremento California. It was made from the 3.0 recipe and tasted lovely.
The batch will be served at CCA Wattis Institute for the exhibition “Radical Software” in San Francisco. Exhibition Dates: November 28, 2006–March 24, 2007
This is the first batch they made we will do 3 more before x-mas. One of them will be served on December 15th. at the birthday party for Creative Commons, San Francisco.

La bière open source

Thursday, October 19, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

The Swiss broadcasting network, NOUVO, document FREE BEER in Bolzano, Italy.
link to web site:


This is in French

La bière open source
Publié le 21 sept. 2006
Reportage: Zian Marro
Montage: Alexandre Bugnon

Les capsules sautent, la machine à pression tourne à plein régime, dans le musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Bolzano en Italie, l’heure est à la fête. C’est un vernissage pas tout à fait comme les autres. Pour cette exposition consacrée aux ?uvres collectives et interactives, la bière a remplacé le champagne. Et pas n’importe quelle bière: celle-ci est open source.

Les trois membre du collectif danois Superflex enseignaient à l’Université des technologies de l’information à Copenhague. «On pensait que le développement des logiciels open source était un concept très intéressant», raconte Jakob Fenger de Superflex, «et on voulait appliquer ces idées à un médium plus analogique. On a choisi la bière pour faire ça.»

A l’image des logiciels de Microsoft, les gros brasseurs comme Carlsberg ou Heineken protègent jalousement leurs recettes. Celle de la Free Beer est publiée sur internet. Elle peut être reprise, modifiée, voire même commercialisée. Aujourd’hui, les Superflex en sont déjà à la version 3.0!

FREE BEER in Bolzano!

Friday, September 15, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

Lessig in Wired Mag: Free, as in Beer

Monday, August 28, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

Ever since the birth of the free software movement, its defenders have struggled to explain just what “free software” is. If it is free, how do coders eat? And how do businesses that support the software – IBM, Hewlett-Packard – make any money from it? (Read on …)

First batch of FREE BEER 3.0 sold out

Saturday, August 26, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

The first batch of the Skands / Superflex collaborative beer ver. 3.0 is sold out. We still have a few, unlabelled bottles in Copyshop. Birthe Skands, master brewer is brewing the next batch, which we expect ready by end september. We will update the blog when ready.
Birthe Skands brewing away (photo:

Launch of Free Beer in north Italy

Monday, August 14, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

Bozner Brau GmbH brews handmade beer in conformity with the Bavarian “purity decree” of 1516: the only ingredients used are barley, hops, water and yeast. Our traditional outlet, “Hopfen & Co.” is located in Bolzano’s fruit market, in Piazza delle Erbe.
In collaboration with “Free Beer,” we have created a type of beer: the conjunction of art and artisanship in liquid form. FREE BEER version 3.0.1
FREE BEER will be available at Museion – Museum of modern and contemporary art, Bolzano, Italy from September the 15th.

Free Beer version 2.1 on the Apollo brewery in Copenhagen

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

The local brewery, Apollo, in Copenhagen released FREE BEER version 2.1. The brewery released version 2.0 last year. The beer will be available in August.
For more info on the brewery and recipe:

Gilberto Gil: It´s not just free beer… it´s good beer!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil partakes of “Free Beer” – brought to him at the iSummit in Rio de Janeiro June 2006.

Thanks to Uhuru Productions

Someone did some editing on this:
watch edited version

Danish newspaper Information writes on FREE BEER

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

“På en dag, hvor temperaturen nærmer sig de 30 grader, lyder det jo forjættende: Gratis øl. Der er hedebølge og festivalsæson på vej, og det er kunstnergruppen Superflex, der her i forsommeren byder sig til med løftet om ‘free beer’. Men som det nu engang er med kunstnere, er der ikke helt hold i løfterne. Free beer er ganske vist fri på en helt særlig måde, men øllen er ikke gratis af den grund. (Read on …)

BBC Radio/Culture Shock on FREE BEER

Monday, June 12, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

“To tip or not to tip? If the answer is yes, then how much? And why is our attitude to rewarding good service changing? These are some of the questions Tim Marlow will be exploring in this weeks’ Culture Shock when he talks to UK’s leading travel writer Simon Calder and Mary Meehan, co-founder of the Minnesota -based firm Iconoculture which focuses on translating trends for top multinational companies. And there is a new type of ‘free’ beer from Denmark which anyone in the world can brew and improve.”

Lessig and FREE BEER on Danish National TV

Sunday, June 11, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

“The danish art group Superflex, has used this almost limitless form of copyright, for the recipe and design of the beer FREE BEER. The first market version was released today, produced by the brewery Skands. But other breweries – Carlsberg, for example – are welcome to make their own version of the beer, as long as they credit Superflex and Skands on their bottles. According to Lawrence Lessig, the internet, and the digital revolution calls for this new form of copyright, and opens up a new world of creativity. Already, text sound and images are copied and edited in large measure. Lawrence Lessig gave this humorous example from the Swedish Art group atmo”

3.0 Launch at Copyshop

Friday, June 9, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

# COPYSHOP birthday
# FREE BEER v3.0 Launch
# Copy Dj Djuna Barnes world premiere
# dameUlove Djs
# Guaraná Power Bar

Saturday June 10. 15.00- 22.00:
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