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Beer made of human pee is taking over the internet! Pisner contains urine of drunk festivalgoers in Denmark
The micro-brewery Nørrebro Bryghus teamed up with Denmark's Agriculture and Food Council and together they set up the special urinal zones during the Roskilde Music Festival.
You must have come across ‘fill the bladder’ in beer festivals and converted pints of beer into pee but time for an eyebrow-raising turnaround. Piss is the key component of the invented new beer taking over the internet. Don’t believe us? A new beer is in the market named ‘Pisner’, which is made of human urine collected from drunken festival-goers attending the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark. If the news of unique beer type disgusts you inside out, do not stress as there is no presence of human waste in it. The human pee is used to fertilize the barley used in making the beer.
Pisner is becoming the face of recyclable beer and justifying the purposes behind the innovation. Nørrebro Bryghus, a Danish microbrewery located in Copenhagen, is now using human waste water to help brew their new ‘Pisner’ beer, reports Reuters. Nørrebro Bryghus claims they’re not using the urine in the actual brewing process; rather, they’re fertilizing their barley — which will eventually be utilized to brew the beer — with the waste water.
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“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,” said Henrik Vang, the chief executive of the brewery. “We had a good laugh about that.” Around 54,000 litres of urine was collected over the period of two years, which was then sprayed over malting barley. It resulted in making 60,000 bottles of ‘Pisner.’
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The micro-brewery Nørrebro Bryghus teamed up with Denmark’s Agriculture and Food Council and together they set up the special urinal zones during the Roskilde Music Festival. The collection of urine and recycling it to produce beers again has been referred to as ‘beercycling’ by the organisers. Beer is typically fertilized with animal manure or synthentic plant material and in Pisner’s case it is the human urine serving the same purpose.