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Bruges to Build Underground Beer Pipeline

We always imagined that, one day, we would install a dedicated beer pipeline, direct from the local pub into our kitchen, but it looks like the famous brewing city of Bruges has beaten us to it.

Authorities in the city have approved the construction of a two-mile long pipe to connect the 500 year-old De Halve Maan brewery to its bottling facility. Currently, beer is transported via trucks, but with locals tiring of the noise and environmental impact, the new system has been put in place; it is expected that it will remove 85% of the town's lorry traffic.

The beer will travel at 15-20 km/h and its journey will take around 10 minutes, with a total capacity of 6,000 litres per hour. The pipe itself will be made of a special plastic polymer, stronger than steel, in order to prevent leaks and potential beer thieves tapping the pipe.

Construction will begin later this year; if they could just link it up to the Eurotunnel, then that would be ideal.

[via Independent]

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