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Beer Pipeline Being Built in Belgium

I think this is going to be your new-must-visit vacation spot.  Belgium is literally building a beer pipeline.

From Fox News:

Agence France-Presse reports that the pipeline is set to connect the historic De Halve Maan brewery to a bottling factory two miles away, eliminating the 500 trucks that drive down the city’s small streets each year. De Halve Maan hosts 100,000 tourists each year and local residents were concerned over the loud trucks driving through the city.

The pipeline is designed to carry more than 1,500 gallons of beer each hour and construction will begin next year, according to Belgian publication deredactie.be.

The only other beer pipeline in the world is at Gelsenkirchen, Germany where brews are pumped into huge stadium, according to FoodBeast.

beer mugs glassesRead the article for more details–but this has me wondering, how long before Belgium could have beer as a utility?

In other beer news, the Munich Oktoberfest is currently going on, but if you can’t make the trip to Munich in time, check out Hacker Pschor’s Oktoberfest–the original founding beer of Oktoberfest–in pub near you.  (For other DC-Metro area people, it’s on tap at John Strongbow’s Tavern).

 

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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2 comments

  1. I guess it depends what you mean by “beer pipeline.” There’s a local brewery in the tiny town of Bisbee, Arizona that has its taproom/pub across a (small) street from its brewhouse, and they ran their pipes under the street. I assume it’s standard two-inch brewery piping, and it’s a very minor side street. Does that count? After searching a bit, I’m pretty sure it’s Old Bisbee Brewing Company (.com).

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