Urine for a shock.

As if using toilet water to brew beer wasn’t enough of a buzzkill, a Danish microbrewery is now bottling pilsner made from collecting human urine.

Copenhagen’s Nørrebro Bryghus is pouring out “Pisner” – pun intended – which was made with 54,000 liters of piss taken from special urinals at Denmark’s Roskilde Music Festival in 2015. The headliners included Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar — although no word if celebri-pee is part of the recipe.

The good news is, the tinklings weren’t filtered directly into the bottles, but rather sprinkled across the malting barley fields to fertilize the crops instead of animal manure or factory products.

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Posted by Nørrebro Bryghus on Friday, May 5, 2017

Nørrebro Bryghus brewed 60,000 bottles of this wastewater beer, which the Denmark Agriculture and Food Council (DAFC) has dubbed as “beercycling.” It’s the latest attention-grabbing move in the global beer market expected to pull in $688.4 billion by 2020.

Pisner beer was made from malt barley fertilized with human urine. (Nørrebro Bryghus)

“It’s a great way of getting rid of human waste which is particularly a problem at big festivals like the Danish Roskilde Festival,” (DAFC) CEO Karen Haekkeru told Moneyish. “People can drink a beer, use a pissoir and then a few years later, they are able to drink a beer made from their urine. It´s circular economy at its finest.”

The beers sell for $6, but it’s unlikely they’ll be carried in the U.S., she said. That may be just as well, as many beer drinkers were grossed out by the prospect of drinking literal piss-beer on Twitter.

 

But Henrik Vang, chief executive of brewery Norrebro Bryghus has assured that, “If it had tasted even a bit like urine, I would put it down, but you don’t even notice.”

Haekkeru also told Moneyish that, “It’s fresh and easily drinkable, made for the summer sun at festivals. The first people who tasted it really liked it and gave a high ranking.”