Music Festival Attendees' Urine is Getting Transformed into Beer in Denmark

by Ryan Hudak on Jul 14, 2015 in Beer
Music Festival Attendees' Urine is Getting Transformed into Beer in Denmark

Using bizarre or unconventional ingredients in beer has been the norm since the craft beer boom started—anything to set your brewery apart from the others and get some press. Whether it’s carrots or donuts or beard yeast, everyone is trying to up the ante and delve into uncharted waters. The Roskilde music festival in Denmark—northern Europe’s largest such festival—is taking this one step further with an ingredient no one would ever think to put in beer: urine.

The festival, which has noticed the concert-goers pee has had quite the negative effect on the local sewage system and environment, is harvesting the waste to fertilize local fields of barley which will eventually be turned into beer. Clearly, the urine usage could be much worse and will (fortunately) not be making it directly into the beer. And the “beercycling” gave festival-goers the ability to personally contribute to the new beer—many times over, probably—which could be available at the festival as early as 2017. And just think—you’ll also get to imbibe contributions from the likes of Paul McCartney and Pharrell Williams!

The experiment of turning pee into beer—and not the other way around, which many of us are very well-versed in—is a clear example of the benefits of having free health care for anyone who ends up drinking it.  Unfortunately, the experiment isn’t a very new idea, as Budweiser has been canning and selling piss for years.

Photo via Danish Agriculture & Food Council


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