Strike for Your Beer

ad_carlsberg Unlimited beer @ the workplace?  What’s more, all free?  Certainly not in the US…

But apparently it’s a “fundamental privilege” at the Carlsberg factory in Denmark. Now that management tried to limit the free flow of beer, 800 workers went on strike….

The warehouse and production workers in Denmark are rebelling against the company’s new alcohol policy, which allows them to drink beer only during lunch hours in the canteen. Previously, they could help themselves to beer throughout the day, from coolers placed around the work sites.

The only restriction was "that you could not be drunk at work. It was up to each and everyone to be responsible," company spokesman Jens Bekke said.

The stakes are high.. after all, we’re talking about access to “probably the best beer in the world”.



Atlassian Hiring Chief Heineken-taster

Last time I thought VP Marketing @ Atlassian was the Dream Job, but this one is better.  Your job will be to compare beer quality in Amsterdam vs. what they sell at Atlassian’s (almost) in-house pub in Sydney.   According to a commenter you may do some additional market research, too. smile_embaressed


Oh, well, here’s what they really want (cool company anyway).


Open Source …. Beer!

Danish offer a recipe for open source beer

Recipe for beer by Vores Ol

“Now … when you here the words “open source” most people think of computer software programs like Linux …It’s a model where the original “source code” can be modified and improved at no cost…and it’s shared among users for free. Well now … thanks to Rasmus Nielsen, beer is free too. Atleast the recipe is … in an industry where ingredients and processes are typically kept under strict trademark.

Rasmus Nielsen is one of the creators of the Vores OI beer recipe. We reached him at his home in Copenhagen, Denmark.”

Thanks to Randy for discovering this gem Recipe here.

Update (6/9/08):  Jevon talks about free beer.  Some more serious stuff, too, but, hey.. BEER!