Sitting in traffic is one way to develop a craving for beer, but in Bruges, the beer trucks are actually causing the gridlock. Enter the beer pipeline. This underground beer conveyance system will stretch 3km (or almost 2 miles) and is capable of carrying 6,000 litres per hour. While it may sound like something straight out of science fiction or the mind of your friend whose had a few too many, the underground pipeline will take around 500 tankers off the roads.
The planned pipeline will run from the De Halve Maan brewery to a bottling plant with the beer traveling around 20 kilometers per hour, making the journey from brewery to bottle in 10 minutes. For those of you worried about freeloaders tapping into this beerway, never fear. The pipe itself is made from high quality plastic that is even stronger than steel and its creators are positive that the beer is secure. Construction on the pipeline is slated to begin later this year.