Would You Try Pisner, Beer Made From Pee? (Photo)

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By Cooking Panda

If you were paying attention in July 2016, you learned that beer brewers ran headfirst over the pinnacle of useful knowledge and skated into the horrific whyyyy??? territory by doing something that no human with access to real water should do — they figured out how to make beer out of urine.

Now, just in case this for some reason doesn’t bother you, you can drink a bottle of “Pisner,” thanks to Norrebro Bryghus brewery, according to CBS News.

The horror started in 2015 at Roskilde Music Festival, when the maverick (if misguided) brewers collected nearly 13,209 gallons of urine from complicit fans of popular bands. That gave them enough to brew approximately 60,000 bottles.

“We thought it would be a great idea also to go into recyclable beer,” Henrik Vang, chief executive of brewer Norrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark, told Reuters of the novelty pilsner, according to CBS. “So we want to test our brewers and test our opportunities to make recyclable beer.”

The “good” news is that pee doesn’t go directly into the beer but rather is used at an earlier stage, to fertilize the malting barley that puts the “pis” in Pisner.

“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,” Vang told Huffington Post of what he called “beercycling.”

Those who have tasted it have not reported any malevolent flavors, but I’m not sold yet.

“If it had tasted even a bit like urine, I would put it down, but you don’t even notice,” said Anders Sjogren, a 2015 Roskilde attendee who might have debatably and indirectly consumed his own human waste upon sipping the unusual pilsner.

Vang said that he decided to make the brew because Norrebro Bryghus makes all organic beer, so this was the next logical step, notes CBS.

“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 told Reuters, according to CBS.

What do you think? Would you drink Pisner?

Sources: The Huffington Post, CBS News / Photo Credit: Norrebro Bryghus via GrubstreetWagner T. Cassimiro/Flickr

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