Gross or Cool? This Danish Music Festival Is Converting Urine Into Beer

Roskilde Music Festival via Wikipedia

At any given music festival at any given time, it’s pretty much guaranteed hordes of people will be waiting in a long line for beer and in a long line to piss it all away. Now, the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark has announced an initiative to stop wasting precious, precious urine by converting it into beer. Well, sort of.

It’s not a new trend towards carefully-brewed craft beer for urophagists; rather, they’re going to be funneling festival-goers’ urine to fertilize malting barley, thus creating a sustainable method of eliminating waste and farming. This is our future.The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC) is partnering with Roskilde Music Festival organizers to promote this “piss to pilsner” initiative, as well as less interesting (or less gross, depending on your viewpoint) eco-friendly moves like recycled cups, organic wines and spirits, and car-sharing programs.

“The huge amount of urine produced at festivals was having a negative impact on the environment and the sewage system,” says Leif Nielsen from the DAFC. “But beercycling will turn the urine into a resource.”

Hey, if Lady Gaga can get puked on for the sake of performance art at SXSW, you can certainly use your urine for a good cause.

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