"Free as in free speech"

FREE BEER – Performa Version

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 by Free Beer Comments (0)

FREE BEER has made its way to Performa Biennial 2023 in New York for one of the world’s leading performance art biennials. Brewed locally by Evil Twin Brewing and distributed by Twelve Percent LLC, the latest version of FREE BEER was served at Performa Biennial 2023’s gala dinner and subsequent party, and will be sold throughout the biennial. For those unable to make it to Performa Biennial 2023, you are – as always – invited to brew the beer yourself.


Created for a 15 barrel batch

Grain bill:
825 lbs 2 Row
27.5 lbs Acidulated
50 lbs White Wheat
55 lbs Malted Oat
55 lbs Golden Naked
100 kbs Flaked Oat
11 lbs mosaic in Whirlpool
11 lbs motueka in Whirlpool
22 lbs mosaic in dry
33 lbs motueka in dry
Fermented with London 3 yeast

This delectable new batch was initiated and supported by Art Hub Copenhagen.


Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by freebeer Comments (0)

Mikkeller and Warpigs collaborates with Ukrainian cidery to rebuild after Russian bombings

Together with Vitalii from Berryland Cidery, Mikkeller and Warpigs has teamed up to create a beer under the Free Beer project, that will help Vitalii rebuild his cidery in Ukraine. You are invited to brew the beer yourself and support Vitalii’s efforts to rebuild his business.


49% Munich I
31.5% Pilsner
7,5% Munich II
7,5% Carapils
2,5% CaraMunich I
2 % Carafa III Spez.

40C mash in
50C x 20′
63C x 20′
72C x 20′
78C mash out

75 min boil
Tradition (Father of Zagrava) hops – FWH – 1/3 of total amount of hops
Saphir hops – 30′ – 1/3 of total amount of hops
Tradition hops- 10′ – 1/3 of total amount of hops

29 IBU
Ferment at 10C with W34/70
OG: 12.8 P
5,1 % abv

Free Beer version 8.0 – Brewery 304

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 by freebeer Comments (0)

The spirit of craft, defined as hand-crafting to fulfill one’s own needs or respecting each unique taste, is an important aspect of this age of “local.” This also applies to the beer brewing industry, in which many local breweries are putting in various efforts to embody their own tastes according to this spirit of craft, collectively heading towards overcoming the pre-existing perception on beer. As one of these local breweries, Brewery 304 began with a firm determination to challenge the fragmentary Korean beer industry through offering our audiences an elegant and interesting world of beer, embodying our delicate and perfectionist taste.
While participating in the FREE BEER project, we were captivated by the “Open Source” spirit of FREE BEER. From this rather ironic thought that the much freeing spirit of craft which respects each different taste can be demonstrated through the idea of “Open Source,” Brewery 304 created FREE BEER Version 8.0, adding our delicate and perfectionist taste to the beer style of wide appeal. Brewed with our sincere hope for all to take a step further into the freeing world of craft beer, FREE BEER Version 8.0 uses golden ale as a base, resulting in a light but delicate and elegant flavor for
everyone to enjoy.

This new batch of FREE BEER was commissioned by Art Sonje Center and Kukje Gallery for the exhibition Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm Act 3–Act 4 at Art Sonje Center for the period March 17 to April 24, 2022.

Available at
Brewery 304
The Kitchen @ Kukje Gallery

FREE BEER 6.0 – The Atlantic Brew

Monday, October 30, 2017 by freebeer Comments (0)

As part of the Atlantic Project, the renowned Danish artists’ collective SUPERFLEX are collaborating with the Plymouth-based Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), and local brewer, Summerskills, to develop a community-owned brewery in Devonport, producing FREE BEER. All profits from this social enterprise will be returned to the community, in what is one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK. The first brew of FREE BEER version 6.0 (the Atlantic brew) will be launched at Tate Modern, along with SUPERFLEX’s Turbine Hall commission, on Monday 2nd October at 7.30pm.

FREE BEER version 6.0 (the Atlantic brew) is an open source beer based on classic ale brewing traditions but with “added real ideas” from RIO. The recipe and branding elements of FREE BEER are published under a Creative Commons license CC BY-SA 4.0, which gives you the permission to produce, modify and make FREE BEER available to others by the following conditions: “You must credit SUPERFLEX and RIO / Summerskills”. If you change, modify or create a derivative of FREE BEER you must distribute the result under the same license.


The Atlantic Project is a pilot for a new international festival of contemporary art, taking place in public contexts and outdoor locations across Plymouth, UK, from 28 September 2018. Curated by Tom Trevor (Artistic Director), the project has been developed as a partnership between The Box (the £40million re-development of Plymouth City Museum) and Plymouth University, hosted by Peninsula Arts, in the lead-up to the Mayflower 400 anniversary in 2020. The Atlantic Project is part of Horizon, a two-year visual arts development programme (2016-18), led by Plymouth Culture, funded by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund and Plymouth City Council.


Your Land, Arizona, Free Beer, Andy Warhol, made with added cacti

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by freebeer Comments (0)

This Free Beer was made for the by YourLand people in Arizona where they are rethinking fastfood.

Amazing new brew from Münster in Germany

Monday, November 8, 2010 by freebeer Comments (0)

After being away to Mexico working on developing some kind of open-source solution for a biogas system (, we found two bottles of FREE BEER in our mail box together with a postcard from it origine.


To see more details have a look at the images here:

Katharina, many thanks for the beer!

Taiwan Beer makes FREE BEER

Monday, September 20, 2010 by freebeer Comments (0)

For the 2008 Taipei Biennial (TB08), Superflex collaborated with North Taiwan Brewing to produce FREE BEER TAIWAN. For TB10, the Taipei Biennial has collaborated with Taiwan Beer to continue producing the well known open source beer FREE BEER. And as usual the recipe and branding elements are published under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5), which means anyone can use the recipe to brew their own or create a derivative. A prime objective is to create an open business and question the prevailing system of copyright and trade. You can make money on FREE BEER.



Monday, August 16, 2010 by freebeer Comments (0)

Please join us at 1301PE for the LA release of SUPERFLEX’s FREE BEER (version 4.1)
Wednesday 18. August 5-8pm, 6150 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles.


FREE BEER is based on classic ale brewing traditions. The recipe and branding elements of FREE BEER are published under a Creative Commons (Attribution – ShareAlike 2.5) license, which means that anyone can use the recipe to brew their own FREE BEER or create a derivative of the recipe. Anyone is free to earn money from FREE BEER, but they must publish the recipe under the same license and credit our work. All design and branding elements are available to beer brewers, and can be modified to suit, provided changes are published under the same license (“Attribution and ShareAlike”).

FREE BEER is a beer which is free in the sense of freedom, not in the sense of free beer. The project, originally conceived by Copenhagen-based artist collective Superflex and students at the Copenhagen IT University, applies modern free software/open source methods to a traditional real-world product – namely the alcoholic beverage loved and enjoyed globally, and commonly known as beer.

FREE BEER book out now.

Thursday, November 26, 2009 by freebeer Comments (0)

FREE BEER is a collection of texts written by speakers at FSCONS 2008 and based on their respective talks. FREE BEER is based on classic communication technology, but with added hypertext protocols for a natural energy boost.

The authors of FREE BEER are Rasmus Fleischer, Jeremiah Foster, Stefan Larsson, Mike Linksvayer, Smári McCarthy, Henrik Moltke, Nikolaj Hald Nielsen, Denis Jaromil Rojo, Johan Söderberg, Victor Stone and Ville Sundell.

The entire book, including this website, is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licence, version 2.5. This licence gives everyone the right to share, modify and even make money from the book, as long as it happens under the same licence.

Of course, FREE BEER is also a beer. You can find out more about the beer in the interview on page 57.

FREE BEER has been edited by Stian Rødven Eide. Thanks to Donald Williams for proofreading and Patrik Willard for the LaTeX wizardry.

Download the book here:


Thursday, October 8, 2009 by freebeer Comments (0)

version 4.0

Free Beer version 4.0 brewed by Skands bottled in 25cl bottles. The labels has 6 color variations.

FREE BEER funding artistic production in new zealand.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

Free Beer NZ
FREE BEER ( Codename: ARTSPACE) has been launched in Auckland, New Zealand.
For their exhibition at ARTSPACE NZ., SUPERFLEX is presenting FREE BEER (Code name: ARTSPACE) brewed by the Steam Brewing Company. Local artist & homebrewer Simon Cuming has also brewed a batch of unique FREE BEER in the gallery beginning the process on opening night and serving the result on the closing party 22 November.
ARTSPACE will seek to explore the potential of FREE BEER (Code name ARTSPACE) as an economic model for funding artistic production within the framework of the gallery.

FREE BEER (Code name: ARTSPACE) Available for private and commercial purchase:
$2 per bottle, $40 case of 24, Cash only
Please enquire at ARTSPACE office for more information.

FREE BEER events:
THE FREE BEER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PUB QUIZ, At: Tuesday 18 November at D.O.C, 352 Karangahape Rd, A chance to win a Brewcraft start-up kit and other FREE BEER related prizes!

Closing Party: Saturday 22 November, 3pm

Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road, Newton
PO Box 68418, Newton, Auckland, 1145 New Zealand
phone +64 9 3034965 fax +64 9 3661842

HOURS Tuesday – Friday 10-6 / Saturday 11-4
Brewing NZ

Brewing NZ

Thursday, November 20, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

Please be alert not to break the law

Thursday, November 20, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

Extra Taiwan øl info:

“It was a pleasure to be invited by SUPERFLEX and Taipei Fine Arts Museum to produce FREE BEER TAIWAN version. I personally strongly support the concept of Creative Commons and am more then happy to participate in this project. It’s difficult to brew beer in Taiwan; the ingredients are difficult to get and regulation are rather strict. Therefore, to those friends who are willing to start making beer; please be alert not to break the law.”
– Mr.Wen, Owner of North Taiwan Brewing company

In collaboration with 2008 Taipei Biennial, FREE BEER TAIWAN will be exhibited and distributed during the exhibition periods. You can find at the following stores at

FREE BEER with added mushroom!

Monday, November 3, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

FREE BEER 3.3 brewed using the version 3.0 recipe, but with added mushroom!
FREE BEER 3.3 is made in collaboration with Everything Mushrooms, local Knoxville home brewers and mushroom aficionados. Visit their website: –

The mushroom beer was brewed at the opening of COPYSHOP Knoxville, Tennessee.. Visit their website:

knoxville freebeer 3.3

knoxville freebeer 3.3

Monday, November 3, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

In knoxville Free beer version 3.3 was made together with the people from Everything Mushroom.

Next Page »