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Beer company to sell drinks made from urine

By Mason White 6:12 PM April 19, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A beer company received approval from the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission to use filtered wastewater to produce beer.

The light yellow lager beer will be brewed by home brewers using recycled wastewater.

Clean Water Services of Oregon, said it hopes to show consumers soon how pure recycled wastewater really is. Drinking recycled wastewater is quite common in some parts of the world, but to a lesser degree in the United States.

Clean Water Services said that they are proud of its recycling system and applied to the Commission on Environmental Quality to be allowed to brew beer.

Permission was granted on Wednesday.

Oregon Brew Crew now produces a wastewater beer and serves it at company events, but the final product will have to be approved by health and safety officials.

One health authority approved the idea, giving credit to the high quality of treated water, additional microbial reduction in the process of brewing and a low risk of health in general.