Barrels for beer

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Danish Brewers Turn Festival Guest Urine into Beer

Who is going to be first to try the beer made from random festival guest urine?
Barrels for beer

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Brewers in Denmark have made a beer from the urine of thousands of music festival attendees, and it's a pilsner called "Pisner."

A person can make beer with almost anything. Hipster brewers have made beer with yeast from their own beards, and the zombie-themed Walking Dead beer is made with actual brains, but now some Danish farmers have thought even further outside the box and decided to make a beer from the urine of random unknown festival attendees. One imagines there won’t be much of a line to try it.

According to The Local, as part of a "beercycling" project to see if they could improve the sustainability of beer production, the Nørrebro Bryghus brewery and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council gathered more than 14,000 gallons of urine from people attending the largest music festival in Northern Europe. Then they used that as fertilizer malting barley. Now the barley is mature and has been brewed into a pilsner called “Pisner,” and it will go on sale to the general public this summer.

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There’s no actual urine in the beer, but the idea of drinking a beer called Pisner might put some people off. Still, it’s an interesting project, and many brave souls will probably be eager to try it at least once when it is available for tasting at the end of June.