Open source beer

This is kind of a cool and novel project that slipped by me. The Free Beer concept takes a beer recipe and releases it under a Creative Commons license. Anybody can take the recipe, brew it, modify it and even sell it as long as credit is given and the modified recipe is published

The recipe and branding elements of FREE BEER is 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 & Share Alike")

The most recent version is Free Beer v3.4, but it's in Portuguese so you'll need a translator

Here's an idea. How about some of our Lowcountry homebrewers give one of the recipes a try and show off the results at one of our meetups! Maybe they could even make up a Lowcountry version of Free Beer too! Some guys in Knoxville TN came up with v3.3. I'm sure brewers around here could whip up something too. I think that would be pretty awesome.

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