I hate beer snobs. They’re like wine snobs that smell worse. Who cares what barley this beer has or how much hops is in that beer? I’m just trying to get drunk dude, stop trying to give me a crash course in Beerology 101. Also, don’t make me try any whack flavors of beer like the Norrebro Bryghus Brewery in Denmark and their urine beer.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The Norrebro Bryghus Brewery is using human urine in a speciality pilser, called “Pisner,” because F— THEM. The brew is made with malting barley fertilized by the contents of urinals at the largest music festival in Northern Europe. The Brewery decided that the 50,000 liters of human piss would be a preferable alternative to the traditional animal manure or factory-made fertilizer products. Personally, I’ll go with the good old fashioned animal manure any day of the week.
“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.
“We thought it would be a great idea also to go into recyclable beer. So we want to test our brewers and test our opportunities to make recyclable beer,” he said.
Yeah, bro, totally killer idea.
Denmark’s agriculture and food council has termed the technique “beercycling” and said “Pisner” would become a trendy, sustainable brew because apparently everyone in Denmark lacks taste buds.
“I think it’s a genius idea, since it’s an investment in the future. We have a lack of phosphorus, so by doing something like this, the circle is complete,” said taster Mikkel Pedersen.
“It tastes really good,” Birden Eldahl, another taster, told Reuters. “It’s fresh and full at the same time and it’s a good beer.”
Naturally, there was some concern at first.
“In the beginning, a lot of people thought that we had a filtration where the pee went directly into the beer, but that is of course not right,” said managing director of Norrebro Bryghus, Henrik Vang.
“In the beginning there was a lot of left and right sides, opinions about this project, but now when people understand what it’s all about, I think that it’s OK,” he continued.
The initial batch of urine collected is enough to produce 60,000 bottles of beer. Hopefully, the brewery will put a cork in it after that.