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Bruges Booze tubes to pump LOVELY BEER underneath city

Belgian booze pumped from underground

The Belgian city of Bruges has approved plans to build a pipeline which will funnel beer underneath its famous cobbled streets.

Locals and politicians were fed up with huge lorries clattering through the cobbled streets and tiny canal paths of the picturesque city and decided to connect the De Halve Maan brewery to a bottling factory 3.2km (two miles) away.

It is estimated that some 500 trucks currently motor through Bruges each year on their way to the brewery, which is a famous tourist attraction.

Now they will be kept out of the city limits, as the pipe pumps 1,500 gallons of beer per hour. Construction is set to begin next year.

“The beer will take 10 to 15 minutes to reach the bottling plant," said brewery CEO Xavier Vanneste. "By using the pipeline we will keep hundreds of lorries out of the city centre. This is unique in the brewing industry with exception of one German brewery that has installed a similar system.”

Now might be a good time to think about the differences between Britain and Europe. In London, our underground pipes are clogged with fatbergs. In Belgium, they prefer to fill their tubes with free flowing beer.

Why do you say to that Mr Farage? Whose side do you think we're on now? ®

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