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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.

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.

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.



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

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 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

FREE BEER 3.3 is bottled.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

Copyshop Knoxville and Everything Mushrooms has now bottled FREE BEER version 3.3 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Images here:

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:

Folha de Sao Paulo writes on FREE BEER and Cervejaria Germânia

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


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:


Thursday, November 15, 2007 by freebeer Comments (0)

FREE BEER 3.3 is brewing this very moment in Copyshop, Knoxville, Tennessee.
FREE BEER 3.3 - brewing
Version 3.3 is 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
Get the recipe

Grab your free images of FREE BEER!

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

We have set up a Flickr photo sharing pool, which is essentially a photo album from which everyone is free to download or add their own photos or graphics – we look forward to seing more like this

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FREE BEER at the Art Basel, Miami

Monday, May 8, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

miami free beer