This is what happens when you apply German ingenuity to real problems: Germany’s Wacken hard rock festival gets beer pipeline.
An underground beer pipeline is being laid for the Wacken Open Air (WOA) hard rock festival, which kicks off in northern Germany in August.
It is part of a new 7km (four-mile) pipeline network, which organisers say will make the event more eco-friendly.
The beer flow rate should reach six glasses every six seconds, thanks to the 35cm (14-inch) diameter pipeline.
The only part of this story that is a bit concerning is this:
Besides beer, pipelines will also be used to deliver water to the site and remove effluent from it.
I hope they’re using different pipes.
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Reminds me of the Swedish Chalmers University of Technology student union, who at least since 1959 has demanded that there should be a beer pipeline from the brewery Pripps to Chalmers. https://www.thelocal.se/20100120/24490 I checked now, and it seems they own 1000 shares in Pripps now. So far no luck with the pipeline. The Chalmers students are also famous for the annual Walpurgis parade (“The Cortège”).
Heh. You have to give them credit for their persistence 😉
On the subject of beer pipelines, the Halve Maan brewery in Bruges has one: http://www.euronews.com/2016/09/15/bruges-beer-pipeline-becomes-reality
This is to allow trucks to be filled without them having to drive through the centre of the city, though, and nothing to do with keeping students paralytic 😉
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