Pipeline will replace tankers used to transport beer between brewery facilities

Bruges isn’t just the location of an extremely bad Colin Farrell movie released in 2008. It’s also the home of one of the world’s oldest breweries producing beer in a medieval building in the centre of the city.

De Halve Maan brewery has changed a lot since it was started nearly 500 years ago. In 2010, the company opened a new bottling, filtration, and shipping facility, separate from its main brewery. As many breweries do, De Halve Maan has been shipping beer between its brewery and new facility by tanker truck, a nearly 5 kilometre journey taking the trucks through some of the most congested parts of the city.

That is until they christen their newest method of hoppy transportation – a beer pipeline.

The new pipeline will reduce the amount of time and distance travelled by the delicious suds, having the ability to pump 6,000 litres from one location to the other every hour. The trip will take about 15 to 20 minutes and won’t get stuck in traffic.

We’re sure the citizens of Bruges are the only people on earth hoping for a pipeline failure in the near future.

[Source: Wired Autopia, Image: Wikimedia Commons]


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