Says the article:
Haldis Gundersen was planning to do the washing up when she made the unusual discovery at her apartment in Kristiansund, west Norway.
But two flights below, workers in a bar faced the more disappointing realisation that water was flowing from their beer taps.
Apparently beer prices are stratospheric in Norway: around $8 American for a pint. A pint! So it was almost like having gold flow from the faucet, as opposed to using it for asphalt.