A Look Inside the World’s First Beer Pipeline

Bruges is a Belgian town rich in beer history, and De Halve Maan Brewery is its oldest. The brewery wanted to keep its original brewery operations at the historic town center location, while expanding its bottling plant two miles outside the city. There’s only one problem—the city’s small, congested streets have made transporting that beer a major headache. So, the brewery, and the city, came up with a plan to build a beer pipeline.

We’ve talked about the $4.5 million pipeline before when it opened last fall, but YouTuber Tom Scott got a behind-the-scenes look about how it all came together as well as an insider perspective on what the residents of Bruges thought about De Halve Maan’s beer project.

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