A BEER PIPELINE IN BRUGES. Matthias Verbergt had an article in the Wall Street Journal (May 5) about a new underground beer pipeline being constructed in Bruges, Belgium. The pipeline will serve a practical purpose—carrying the beer from The Half Moon brewery in the center of the city two miles to the bottling plant. Hundreds of truck trips a year under the congested streets in the center of Bruges will no longer be needed. The pipeline will carry up to 1500 gallons of beer an hour.
The pipeline calls up an image of abundance, of a virtual river of great Belgian beer flowing under the medieval streets of Bruges.