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Sun May 15, 2016, 11:40 AM

We need more pipelines like this

In Bruges, beer to flow underground



Bruges, Belgium (CNN)Under the streets of the medieval Belgian city of Bruges, a full two-mile pipeline is being built -- exclusively for beer.

The pipeline, which is expected to be completed this summer, will pump beer at a speed of 4,000 liters (about 1,057 gallons) an hour from De Halve Maan Brewery in the center of Brussels to its bottling plant outside the city.
"I think we are the very first ones to do this ever in the world," says Xavier Vanneste, whose family has run the brewery for 160 years.

Mainline beer?
It sounds like a beer-lover's dream -- beer on tap, 24 hours a day. Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of support around town for the project.
"We received a lot of people spontaneously offering us to pass alongside their house," he said. "They just had one condition -- they wanted a tap-in point."


Video at link: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/15/travel/bruges-beer-pipeline/index.html

Looks like an interesting way to solve the logistical problem of large tanker trucks in a very old city with narrow cobblestone streets.


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Sun May 15, 2016, 11:59 AM

1. A blowout would turn into a block party instead of an ecological disaster!

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