Beer Pipeline

While reading about Oil Pipelines in wikipedia, I came across a mention of a Beer Pipeline.

Bars in the Veltins-Arena, a major football ground in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, are interconnected by a 5 km long beer pipeline. It is the favourite method for distributing beer in such large stadiums, because the bars have to overcome big differences between demands during various stages of a match; this allows them to be supplied by a central tank.

I refused to believe this untill I saw a BBC article on the AufSchalke Arena that confirmed it.

In fact what was known as AufSchalke Arena in 2001 is now known as the Veltins-Arena after the naming rights were sold to the German brewery.

Germans sure know how to take the beer seriously…

4 Responses to “Beer Pipeline”

  1. Daves Says:

    how crazy is this world..hey they go for wars over oil pipelines and one has to lookup wikipedia for beer pipelines. Shouldn’t this be the other way round?-:)

  2. Gunther Says:

    Ahh…technology! A 5 km beer pipeline to deliver to the masses fresh Veltins Pilsner!!!!

  3. Julian Says:

    Well, if you look at the BeerPipeline, this a normal thing…The fact is, as oil and all the transportations around become more congested (shipping), or less dependable, pipelines become a large source for logistics…

    Plus, pipelines deliver information (CNNPipeline), etc…

    That is why I established (with others) TheWorldPipeline.com – mainly for art, entertainment, etc…but also because of the multi-dimensional aspects of using the word pipeline…

    Apparently, Google, and therefore my adsense, hasn’t totally figured that out yet.

  4. Robert H. Says:

    Let the beer flow!

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