"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 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

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!


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:

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.

Cervejaria Germânia has published a FREE BEER website

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 by freebeer Comments (0)

Germânia is producing FREE BEER (version 3.4) and have now published a FREE BEER website with recipe, concept and graphic material for free use.

Link to website:

Une bière libre from Le Baiser de la princesse, Lausanne

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 by freebeer Comments (0)

The brewery Le Baiser de la princesse in Lausanne Switzerland has started to produce Free Beer.

Read more about their version of FREE BEER here:

freebeer bottle lausanne

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:
(Read on …)

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.

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