There is a Beer Pipeline
By Chad Upton | Editor
Although aqueducts were used as far back as the 7th century BC, the first known “pipeline” was built in 1595 to carry salt water. At 40 km (25 miles) in length, it was made from 13,000 hollowed tree trunks.
Today, some of our most valuable resources are carried by pipeline: water, oil, natural gas, and even beer. Yes, there is a beer pipeline. Actually, there are at least two beer pipelines.
A 5 km (3 mile) beer pipeline supplies all of the bars within Germany’s Veltins-Arena, a large football (soccer) stadium. The pipeline is connected to a central tank, allowing for fast distribution during busy times.
In Randers Denmark, the bars and restaurants in the entertainment district are connected by a beer pipeline that once connected directly to the brewery. When the brewery left town, it was replaced by a large tank that now feeds the pipeline.
Photo: Travis S (cc)