29 Sep '14, 6pm

Belgian brewery plans beer pipeline. Residents pray for spill

Belgian brewery plans beer pipeline. Residents pray for spill

A new pipeline project planned for the Belgian city of Bruges has locals all in an uproar. The risky plan would deliver beer from the De Halve Maan Brewery across town to the company’s bottling plant. Supporters point out that the pipeline could cut truck traffic through the city, and claim that the social lubricant is vital to modern Belgian society. Without it, they say, the country’s thriving beard and mustache growing industry would come to a screeching halt. Protestors, meanwhile, fear a pipeline failure could inundate previously sober areas with the delicious and joy-producing malted beverage. Or they would, we imagine, if there were any . This is Bruges. Just ask the mayor or sit in on a PTA meeting : There are no sober areas. Here’s more from Agence France-Presse: The two-mile underground pipeline will link the De Halve Maan brewery in the heart of the “Venice of t...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/belgian-brewery-plans-beer-pipeline...

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