Brewery Making Beer Using Urine Collected From Music Festival

Before you drink that beer, you might want to know that it includes urine from music festival-goers. Okay now go ahead...


Here's an interesting story. A Danish brewery is making a pilsner beer using urine collected from Roskilde Festival!

The beer is being called the "Pisner" (hah!), created by craft brewery Nørrebro Bryghus. 

How are they doing this? "It's brewed with malting barley from fields fertilized with around 50,000 liters of urine collected from the grounds of the Roskilde Festival."

Now before you get all grossed out this isn't really much different than what is done to make other beer. Urine isn't put directly into any of the beer you're drinking, afterall. Normally animal fertilizers or factory-made nutrients are used.

The brewery's chief executive says: “When the news that we had started brewing the Pisner came out, a lot of people thought we were filtering the urine to put it directly in the beer and we had a good laugh about that.”

“If it had tasted even a bit like urine, I would put it down, but you don’t even notice.” 

This is just a new way to take part in sustainable brewing, right? I mean the name is a bit of a turn-off and picturing what goes down at festival port-a-pottys doesn't help either...but the beef is safe to drink nonetheless! 

Cole Selleck

Cole Selleck

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