Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Draft Line of Immense Proportion

Here's a pipeline that I could get behind. Or under.
The Belgian city of Bruges has approved plans to build a pipeline which will funnel beer underneath its famous cobbled streets.

Locals and politicians were fed up with huge lorries clattering through the cobbled streets and tiny canal paths of the picturesque city and decided to connect the De Halve Maan brewery to a bottling factory 3.2km (two miles) away.

It is estimated that some 500 trucks currently motor through Bruges each year on their way to the brewery, which is a famous tourist attraction.

Now they will be kept out of the city limits, as the pipe pumps 1,500 gallons of beer per hour. Construction is set to begin next year.

I suspect the beer will travel better in underground pipes than being pumped in and out of trucks being driven around a crowded city.

H/T to Borepatch.

See "Bruges Booze tubes to pump LOVELY BEER underneath city."

2 comments:

  1. My vacation plans may have just changed...

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    1. Every city needs an underground beer pipeline!
      Cheers!

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