"Free as in free speech"


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:

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:

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

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:

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

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

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


Tuesday, July 10, 2007 by freebeer Comments (0)

Version 3.2 (codename: St Austell)

This summer a collaboration between SUPERFLEX and Cornwall’s St Austell Brewery will produce FREE BEER (version 3.2), launching at Tate St Ives, as part of the exhibition “social systems” organised by ProjectBase and taking place across the county.
The new Cornish FREE BEER will be brewed with Cornish spring water from the Brewery’s private well and created with premium Maris Otter barley, grown locally in Cornish fields.
Tate St Ives, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate modern will have the new beer available for sale until September and will launch FREE BEER with a challenge to the ‘grey matter’ when ProjectBase hosts the FREE BEER Cornish International All-Comers Pub Quiz Challenge on Sunday 8 July at 7.30pm at Tate St Ives.
The beer will also be for sale in pubs, restaurants and hotels across Devon and Cornwall and at the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre and online at

Photo: Ian Kingsnorth
(Read on …)

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