Sewer Beer: Portland Turning Sewer Water Into Beer

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PORTLAND, OR – From the state that brought you beer brewed from beards, comes this little doozy: toilet beer. Okay, so it’s not actually made in a toilet, but it is made from recycled waste water. Don’t poo-poo the idea just yet. “It tastes exactly like beer when it was finished, and the water itself tastes just like distilled water,” said Lee Hedgmon, president of Oregon Brew Crew.