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Belgium finds a new way to transport beer

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Belgium has found unique way of transporting beer throughout the historic city of Bruges: a two mile long underground pipeline.

The city decided that instead of hundred of trucks crowding the cobblestone streets, they would build a pipeline underground to transport the brew; four years later the pipe dream became a reality.

The pipes will pump 880 gallons of beer every hour from the brewery to the bottling plant, some two miles away.

Citizens were on board almost immediately, crowdfunding nearly ten percent of the project, hoping only to get tap point along the pipeline to have easy access to the frothy beverage.

The project cost nearly four and a half million dollars to build, but with decrease in traffic, and the increase of work flow, the city thinks it was a worthwhile investment.

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