A brewery located in Bruges, Belgium called De Halve Maan has laid down the world’s first underground beer pipeline connecting this 160-year-old brewery to its bottling plant outside of town two miles away.The pipeline would help in reducing the number of beer trucks driving in and out of the city. It took them four long years to execute their bold plan.
“We have several formulas: bronze, silver, and gold. If you put in €7,500, you will receive for the rest of your days, every day one bottle of Brugse Zot; one case of 24 bottles of Brugse Zot Blond a year for life for €800 and one presentation bottle of 75cl of Brugse Zot Blond a year for life for €220”, said Xavier Vanneste, the owner of De Halve Maan brewery.
His idea worked and the best part is that 10% of the total investment came from ‘public funding’. The beer pipeline, which is all set to open on 16 September, will be able to pump 1,500 gallons of beer an hour. This sounds pretty refreshing.