Wacken Open Air Adds Beer Pipeline

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What drink goes best with three days of non-stop metal? Beer.

Wacken Open Air has added its own beer pipeline to transport 400,000 liters of beer. The festival expects 75,000 festival goers to swarm the town of Wacken, Germany from August 3rd to August 5th, outnumbering the town’s population of 1,800. I’m sure they’ll be thirsty.

The addition of the pipeline is primarily for environmental and economical reasons. Not only will it allow the bartenders to pour six beers per second, but it will save time for a keg to be tapped, and get rid of the beer trucks that have ruined the festival grounds in the past. The beer pipe will be one of many additional lines for drinking water, power, fiber optics, and sewage.

What would you like to see at your local festival? Let us know in the comments below!

David Gagnon
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