Modern Germany is known for three things, its inventiveness, its great beer, and its lack of humor.
Drawing on German inventiveness, Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival, one of the biggest festivals in the country, recently installed a beer pipeline in order to properly supply the event with beer.
The beer line was build two and a half feet below ground and is capable of bring 105,669 gallons of beer to the festival.
“With this, the grounds will not need to have any heavy trucks distributing beer barrels,” the festival’s founder, Holger Hubner said.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Fox News reported that the pipeline will be a permanent fixture of the festival for years to come. “The installation of the pipes and the enlarged drainage is a lasting investment in the infrastructure of Wacken,” the festival’s website noted.
While it might seem like an excuse to indulge in as much brew as one wants, there’s also a deeper reason for the pipeline’s creation.
No more beer trucks means less traffic at the festival. Moreover, the property of the festival will also be protected, as trucks tend to cut up the grass and limit the amount of land that can be farmed throughout the year.
What an innovative and intelligent design. Major American festivals and venues should look into installing their own beer pipelines in order to reduce overhead costs and to reduce event traffic.
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