(CBS News) A brewery in Denmark is making beer using human urine. The specialty pilsner is called “Pisner,” a name derived from wordplay on the type of beer and local slang.
The brew is made with malting barley fertilized by the contents of urinals at the largest music festival in Northern Europe. The 50,000 liters of human waste liquid was used as an alternative to traditional animal manure or factory-made fertilizer products.
“The reason why we make this ‘Pisner’ beer is because we are a craft brewery out of Copenhagen and about four years ago we converted into organic, so all our beers are organic today,” Henrik Vang, chief executive of brewer Norrebro Bryghus, told the Reuters news agency.
Brewer makes beer using human urine