In ‘sounds like a great idea but I’ll have something else’ news, a group of American brewers is to begin making beer using recycled sewage water.

Clean Water Services, an Oregon company that cleans up local effluent, has proudly applied to the local authorities to be allowed to process the water into beer. And? Permission granted!

But while the US obsession with sudsy lager means they’re used to drinking old piss anyway, the wee-dram can’t be sold commercially - no matter how much the price is slashed.