Can We claim the Title of Beervana Without a Beer Pipeline?

In the heart of the medieval city of Bruges is a remarkably contemporary innovation: the world’s first legal beer pipeline. Running underneath the city streets, the tube transports 1,000 gallons of beer per hour—the equivalent of 12,000 bottles—from one of the country’s oldest still-operational breweries, Halve Maan (“half moon”), to its bottling plant two miles away. (image courtesy of Halve Maan Brewery)
Halve Maan beer pipeline in Bruges. (image courtesy of Halve Maan Brewery)

Can we claim the title of Beervana without a beer pipeline such as the one in Bruges?

From Atlas Obscura:

In the heart of the medieval city of Bruges is a remarkably contemporary innovation: the world’s first legal beer pipeline. Running underneath the city streets, the tube transports 1,000 gallons of beer per hour—the equivalent of 12,000 bottles—from one of the country’s oldest still-operational breweries, Halve Maan (“half moon”), to its bottling plant two miles away.

…we coulda been a contender if only the city fathers had allowed Henry Weinhard to pipe beer to the then-new Lovejoy Fountain…

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