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Beer Pipeline to Run Underneath Bruges, Belgium

If you know anything about Belgium, it might have something to do with waffles or fries, but it's even more likely that you know the Belgians are serious about their beer. From Trappist breweries to small craft set-ups churning out bottles of fancy heritage brewing styles , Belgium is pretty much a beer lover's paradise-- especially now that one Bruges-based brewery is building a pipeline under the picturesque city that will send beer underground across town.

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De Halve Maan in Bruges announced plans to build a pipeline that will send beer from the brewery to the bottling plant across the city, according to Thrillist.

The goal of the pipeline is to save both time and transportation costs in the long run, but, regardless of if it does, it's still cool to know there's a torrent of beer rushing underneath your feet when you walk around Bruges. Just how fast does that torrent go? Well, imagine 1,500 gallons of beer per hour going from one side of the city to the other in about 10-15 minutes. Yeah, that fast.

Now just imagine if Orval and Chimay followed in suit too.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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