Wacken Open Air festival Installs underground beer pipeline

Pipelines Replacing Beer Kegs at Wacken Open Air Festival

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Thousands of metalheads will flock to the Wacken Open Air festival on August 3-5, where 150 bands will take the stage and an abundance of metal music love also carries over into beer, so much so that festival organizers are installing a sophisticated beer pipeline to make sure the taps are always running.

When the world’s largest metal music festival opens, trucks driving in and out to restock the keg supply will be a thing of the past. A 4-mile pipeline will run under the festival grounds and connect directly to the beer tapss. There should be no worries of slowdowns either as the pipeline is expected to provide the pressure to fill six beers in only 6 seconds.

The Wacken Open Air Festival welcomes in around 75,000 metal fans who consume on average an impressive 5.1 liters of beer per person over the three-day event.

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Sources: Wacken Open Air, DW

Photo: Wacken Open Air

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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