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Danish brewery makes a Pilsner out of urine collected at Roskilde Festival

Danish brewery Nørrebro Bryghus has converted 50,000 liters of urine from attendees at 2015’s Roskilde Festival into a beverage cheekily known as the ‘Pisner.’ The Pilser spin-off contains no actual human waste; rather, it’s brewed with malting barley fertilized by urine rather than by animal or factory-made fertilizers.

The brewery’s chief executive Henrik Vang explains, “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.”

The Danish Agriculture and Food Council coins this innovative fertilizing process as ‘beercycling,’ and suggests that the Pisner is a step forward for sustainable brewing. Nørrebro Bryghus have already brewed over 60,000 bottles of the Pisner, which has satisfied at least one former Roskilde attendee: “If it had tasted even a bit like urine, I would put it down, but you don’t even notice.”

Who knows what will happen with the pee at Roskilde Festival’s 2017 installment, where The Weeknd, Justice, The XX, Nicolas Jaar and more are expected to perform.

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