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Published on November 14th, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

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Streets paved with golden liquid

You’ve heard of oil pipelines, now Belgium has found a novel use for beer lines. De Halve Maan (Half Moon) brewery in the city of Bruges has decided to use pipes as a means of transporting its beer from its brewing hall to its bottling plant – nearly two miles away. The brewery is to lay an underground beer pipeline to cover the 1.86-mile distance to alleviate the problems associated with the congestion in Bruges’ fabled cobbled streets.

The pipes will be made of high quality plastic and installed using advanced computer-guided drilling equipment. The journey time from the brewery to the bottling plant will take just 10-15 minutes – about the time it takes to savour a nice beer. Work on the pipeline is due to start next year.


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