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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.


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.


Recipe for FREE BEER 3.0 is out now

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

FREE BEER version 3.0
(5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)
OG = 1.054 FG = 1.014
IBU = 32 SRM = 19 ABV = 5,2 %
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