A Beer Pipeline – Not Just Pipe Dreams
Under the city of Bruges there are more than just water pipes, electricity wires and cable distribution there is a pipe that pumps liquid gold, so make sure to bring a beer mug if that main ever bursts.
By Shira Kogut on Nov. 30, 2016
With lots of discussion these days of gas and oil pipelines, here is pipeline that Alberta might want to think about. Maybe it will be more profitable in the long run just like it was for Halve Maan (Half Moon) Brewery in Bruges, Belgium?
Bruges, Belgium is a stunning, UNESCO-protected, medieval city. This means that the narrow, congested streets are difficult for modern methods of transportation especially trucks. Halve Maan Brewery did not want to give up their historic 500 year old brewery in the centre of the city and rightly so.
SO they set about to find a more creative and cheaper way to transport beer from the brewery to the bottling plant on the outskirts of the city.
They built an underground pipeline which carries 1000 gallons (12,000 bottles) of beer an hour from the brewery to the bottling plant.
Watch this NY Times video to see how pipe dreams became pipe reality!
If I B U I’d Seriously Read More:
I Tried Beer Yoga
Do you drink while striking your best Warrior Pose? Do you get to drink beer after the class is over? Is this some cruel ploy to get me to exercise? The answer, it turns out, is yes to all three.
REVIEW: Cold Garden, Cool Runnings Stradler
“Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme get on up” it’s delicious beer time! COOL RUNNINGS!
REVIEW: Bowen Island Brewing, Adventure Pack
These Bowen Island Brewery beer reviews are the last of the Beer Maven’s summer series called “Patio Crushables”. Does that mean summer is ending? BOO! Well… good thing we still have beer.
Global Brewers’ Strategy
To say that beer is experiencing a transition period sounds almost like an euphemism. Beer markets are becoming extremely difficult to read due to their increasing fragmentation. Global brewers feel the threat and the need to react.