This Brewery is Building a Beer Pipeline to Preserve Bruges's Authenticity

By: Alyson Wyers - Oct 1, 2014
References: npr.org & neatorama
In Belgium transporting huge quantities of beer is a problem, which is why one Bruges-based brewery is looking to build an underground beer pipeline.

Located in the center of the historic city (an official UNESCO World Heritage Site) is De Halve Maan brewery, established in 1856. Currently it uses a truck fleet to move its stock 2 miles outside of the town to a bottling plant -- which is far from ideal given the cobble stone streets and traffic. The brewery recently acquired permission to build a 1.8 mile beer pipeline underneath Bruges to solve this problem.

Once complete, the plastic drink duct will be able to bridge the distance in 15 minutes, moving 1585 gallons of beer every hour, or 600 to 700 cases.