Open Source Beer Project

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The Open Source Beer Project is a community effort spearheaded by Flying Dog Brewery to develop a beer using open-source methodology. While Free Beer (formerly known as Vores Øl) was the first open source beer and OpenCola preceded it as an open-source beverage, the Open Source Beer Project aims to produce the first commercially available open-source beer. However, at least one other group, Brewtopia, has claimed to have produced open-source beer commercially, and Free Beer has been brewed by multiple breweries.[1][2][3]

Beer style[edit]

The Open Source Beer Project commenced as a Doppelbock, but as with any open source project its nature may evolve according to developer demand. Flying Dog Brewery’s “Open Source” Beer was advertised as an "extremely limited edition... exclusively in hand filled, corked and labeled 750ml bottles. Only 5000 bottles of the Open Source Wild Dogs will be available to the public."[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "What is Brewtopia?". LockerGnome. 2005-09-13. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Free Beer". Free Beer. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Flying Dog Brewery To Launch An “Open Source Beer” | Flying Dog Brewery". 2013-09-15. Retrieved 2013-10-14.