Slovenian Town Plans to Build a Public Beer Fountain
Zalec, Slovenia, is making beer lovers' dreams come true. The nearly 5000-person town plans to build a $400,000 public fountain that dispenses a hoppy brew in lieu of water.
The fountain, which will be erected in a park, will no doubt be a major tourist draw for the town. Zalec is located in a prominent hop-growing region, where the crop is called “green gold.” Prospective drinkers would pay around $7 (6 euros) for a commemorative mug filled with local beer. So far, the fountain isn't quite the beer-spouting version of Homer Simpson's dreams, but the tap-oriented design does look like it would be relatively hygienic:
The project has been in the works since 2013, but doesn’t have a scheduled opening date yet. The town council members, who would be responsible for half of the price tag, are still debating the plan. Time to set up that Google alert for “beer fountain” and keep an eye out for cheap flights to Slovenia.