"Free as in free speech"


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 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.

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


Sunday, September 7, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

As a part of the Taipei Binnial a FREE BEER has been released. The beer is available in different bars around Taipei.


FREE BEER TAIWAN has been produced in collaboration with North Taiwan Brewery and is available in selected bars in Taipei. The recipe is FREE BEER version 3.2 (codename: “St Austell”)

Lessig: How much RMS has won

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

Lawrence Lessig:
“Just returning from the iCommons Summit in Sapporo, Japan. The Free Beer project made a showing, with a locally brewed version. But this ad caught my eye: “Free Beer” for “500 yen.”

We’re now at the stage where (at least some) the RMS conception of “free” is clear enough so that even “free beer” is “free as in free speech” such that a price running with the free beer seems (again, to a select set no doubt) perfectly natural.”

free beer 500 yen iSummit 2008

Photo: Mecredis

FREE BEER at the iSummit 08 in Sapporo

Friday, August 1, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

FREEBEER_SapporoHenrik Moltke reports that the FREE BEER made in Sapporo is really good.
More info here:

Sapporo deputy mayor with FREE BEERSapporo deputy mayor with FREE BEER

3.0 at the Re:publica Conference in Berlin

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

Brewmaster Philipp is making 100 liters of fine FREE BEER 3.0. It going to be brewed on march 1st in Berlin to be ready for the re:publica conference in april.


more pictures can be found here:
and further more a German newspaper wrote an online article:

Workshop:The world of Beer na Galeria Vermelho

Thursday, December 13, 2007 by freebeer Comments (0)

Sábado, 15/12  das 14 às 17h

Cilene Saorin – mestre-cervejeira, beer sommelier e Presidente da Associação Brasileira de Profissionais em Cerveja e Malte, e Arnaldo Ribeiro – biólogo mestre-cervejeiro Arnaldo Ribeiro.

Conteúdo –  História da cerveja, matérias primas, procedimentos, tipos de cerveja, degustação, cerveja & comida.

Inscreva-se com Elisa no telefone 11 3257 2033.

Galeria Vermelho
Rua Minas Gerais, 350 – 01244010 – São Paulo – 11 3257 2033

Events at Galeria Vermelho 1.december from 16-20h

Friday, November 30, 2007 by freebeer Comments Off on Events at Galeria Vermelho 1.december from 16-20h

16h – Conversation with SUPERFLEX, Lisette Lagnado and Ronaldo Lemos

18h – The Free Beer Intellectual Property Pub Quiz

Free Beer is an ‘open brand’ – all material associated with Free Beer, including the logo and recipe, is released under a Creative Commons licence, and can be used or modified by anybody.
The FB-IP-PQ is a set of classic pub quiz questions about music, food, pirates and the unjustifiable encroachment of intellectual property law on all areas of life for the benefit of corporate capital.

1 point for each correct answer unless otherwise stated.

Acerva makes FREE BEER

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 by freebeer Comments (0)

Representatives from the homebrewers association Acerva makes FREE BEER 3.4.
We are looking forward to taste it!!

acerva brewers

Link to their websites:

Cervejaria Germânia is making FREE BEER in Sao Paulo

Sunday, November 25, 2007 by freebeer Comments (0)

Freebeer 5 liter germania
A new version of FREE BEER that will be displayed at the gallery Vermelho relies on a partnership with “Cervejaria Germânia”, which, besides producing the beverage adjusting the recipe to the Brazilian palate, will also distribute the product.

The association between Germânia and FREE BEER meets one of the prime objectives of the project, since it builds an open business, which, starting from a real product, questions the copyright system, in relation to intellectual property.

The FREE BEER will also be featured in the exhibition by a series of machines – “Counter-game strategies”. In a game format, the machines, whose rules will be displayed next to them, simulate the fashion of the social economic system, with its production and distribution, competitiveness, collaboration, earnings and profit. These machines will be spread around the gallery and visitors will be able to handle them freely.

OPENING:: November 27th at 20h
PERIOD:: from November 28th to December 22nd, 2007.
CHAT WITH THE ARTISTS and RONAL LEMOS, and FREE BEER PUB QUIZ:: December 1st, from 4 to 8 p.m.
OPENING HOURS:: from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Galeria vermelho
Rua minas gerais, 350 – 01244010 – são paulo – 11 3257 2033

Cervejaria Germânia:

Free Beer garden at Van Abbemuseum

Friday, September 14, 2007 by freebeer Comments (0)

Exhibition at Van Abbemuseum includes Free Beer:

Forms of Resistance.
Artists and the desire for social change from 1871 to the present.
From 22 September 2007 through to 6 January 2008. The exhibition Forms of Resistance reflects on art and life and departs from four historical moments: the French Commune in 1871, the Russian Revolution of 1917, May 1968 and our world after the Berlin Wall came down (1989).
Based on these benchmarks it includes works by Manet, Courbet, Lissitzky, Rodchenko, Malevich, Brigada Ramona Parra, Atelier Populaire, Tucuman Arde, Sherk, Haacke, Johannesson, General Idea, Leonard, Piper, Ressler and Superflex amongst others.

more info:
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication.

freebeer bottles 2007

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