Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Company brews beer made with human urine collected from toilets at music festival
People were surprised to learn that a great-tasting beer was made using human urine. Norrebro Bryghus, which is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, said that they decided to use human urine as the company switched to organic. The CEO of Norrebro Bryghus, Henrik Vang, said that the company collected 13,000 gallons of human urine waste form the toilets of the largest music festival in Europe. The company then used the waste in the malting process. The human urine that the company had collected was enough to produce 60,000 bottles of beer.
The company named the beer “Pisner.” Other organic beer brewers use animal manure in the malting process while traditional companies use factory-made fertilizer. Vang said that Pisner fits in perfectly with the new trend of producing recyclable beer. At first, people cringed at the idea of drinking a beer that was made using human urine, but eventually, they came around. One man who tasted the beer, said that the drink tasted fresh and full at the same time.