Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, September 17, 2016

On Friday, the tap of the world's first beer pipeline opened, sending 1,000 gallons an hour for two miles from the center of Bruges, Belgium, to a bottler on the outskirts of the city. The De Halve Maan brewery spent $4.5 on the pipeline because it was difficult to get beer trucks out of the city's congested medieval streets, a problem that could have forced the 500-year-old brewery to move. The pipeline's hourly output equals 12,000 bottles of beer. The cost of the project was crowdfunded and backers will receive "free beer for life in proportion to their contribution."

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"free beer for life in proportion to their contribution."

Nice

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2016-09-17 12:38 PM | Reply

Rail is safer.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-09-17 02:55 PM | Reply

This is one pipeline I can get behind. Screw oil, give me beer!!!

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2016-09-17 03:03 PM | Reply

This is one pipeline I can get behind.

As long as it's not from Canada...

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2016-09-17 05:12 PM | Reply

Maybe eventually some city will just pipe it straight to the home.

#5 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2016-09-17 09:25 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2016-09-17 05:12 PM | FLAG: Bummer Dude, as I like Labatt and Molson beers :(

#6 | Posted by MSgt at 2016-09-17 09:33 PM | Reply

I just want to be there for the first spill.

You know to help with the cleanup and all.

#7 | Posted by Jimbob43 at 2016-09-17 09:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Bummer Dude, as I like Labatt and Molson beers :(

I think I over did them growing up in western NY.

Granted, the Molson and Labbatt's available in Canada are far better than those shipped to the states.

I'd be OK with a pipeline from Oregon or Southern California, though. Green Flash piped at 12,000 bottles an hour? Yes PLEASE.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2016-09-17 11:28 PM | Reply

It's not drinkable beer. It's being pumped to fermentation vessels to become beer in 2 to 6 more months depending on the style. It still has to be carb'd and bottled.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2016-09-18 09:33 AM | Reply

Oh, c'mon sitz. It's fun to imagine.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2016-09-18 11:41 AM | Reply

Well if it's carbonated beer and it springs a leak, it's all going to be just a bunch of foam anyways.

Yeah, I'm no fun.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2016-09-18 03:21 PM | Reply

Damn socialist pipelines *grumble*

#12 | Posted by e1g1 at 2016-09-18 10:05 PM | Reply

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