Is Newburgh putting a beer pipeline under the city?

If the rumors are true, businesses and residents will soon be able to tap into the endless supply of beer flowing beneath the city of Newburgh.

The internet has been buzzing this week over the announcement that a beer pipeline is being laid under the streets of Newburgh. While it may seem like a far-fetched idea, the beer pipeline is actually a real thing.

In 2016, Belgian brewery De Halve Maan installed a two-mile pipeline that sends beer from its brewery through the medieval city of Bruges. The pipeline can pump enough beer to fill 12,000 bottles per hour. Imagine being able to turn on the tap and choose water or beer. It’s either the best idea or a disaster waiting to happen.

Newburgh Brewing Company posted an announcement on their Instagram page that had many wondering if a beer pipeline was coming to Newburgh. “Beer Pipes Are Here!”, to a picture of giant pipes sitting in front of a brewery. it is written. The post explained what the pipes were used for.


Thousands and thousands of gallons of MegaBoss will soon be running through them all over the city of Newburgh.

The post received hundreds of likes and comments from beer lovers who were excited about the idea of ​​fresh beer. Some skeptical comments were met with responses from Newburgh Brewing, which doubled down on the announcement. One customer noted that Belgium already has a beer pipeline. Newburgh Brewing was quick to respond,

Soon Newburgh, which makes sense since Newburgh is often referred to as “Belgium in the Hudson Valley.”

The account responded to beer lovers who wanted to know how to join the new network. The brewery said applications will be open soon for residents who want to access the distribution system installed in select locations around the city.

We had to get to the bottom of it, so we reached out to Paul Halaiko, president and CEO of Newburgh Brewing. Needless to say, he was happy that the story was starting to turn into something interesting.

Newburgh Brewing Company

Newburgh Brewing Company

Halaiko says the idea started as a way to reduce the huge stress and inconvenience the Newburgh sewer replacement project is causing by tearing up streets and causing headaches for local businesses and residents.

No, there is no beer pipeline installed under the brewery. But Newburgh is giving away free beer to people who take pictures in front of the big pipes. Beer lovers can take a selfie with the sewer pipes before being buried under Kolden Street for a chance to win a prize. Newburgh Brewing will review all photos tagged on social media and reward your favorites with free beer and swag. It’s the next best thing to a MegaBoss faucet.

Newburgh Brewing Company

Newburgh Brewing Company

Halaiko praised city workers, saying they kept local businesses in check throughout the project and helped them get out of a bad situation. Newburgh Brewing Company will remain open during this week’s construction. You can check their social media for information on road closures and parking changes over the next few days.

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