How can you NOT read a story that includes this quote: “If it had tasted even a bit like urine I would have put it down, but you don’t even notice.” That being said, we stomached our way through this story to bring you the news that Denmark’s largest music fest – the Roskilde Festival – made good on its promise to recycle attendees’ urine to make beer. As IQ reports, “From piss to Pisner” sought to collect 25,000 liters of pee from festivalgoers to make lager. It was part of a plan they announced in 2015 to make the event more eco-friendly. The truth is, it’s not that urine morphs into beer; rather, the lager is produced from barley grown in fields fertilized with human waste. “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,” Henrik Vang, chief executive the Norrebro Bryghus brewery, told IQ. STILL. At least the guy quoted above seemed to dig it.

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Maggie O'Brien has been a journalist for more than 15 years. She's covered everything from from crime to politics to fitness. Writing about bands and shows takes her back to the days of going to punk rock shows in the Midwest.
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