Slovenia Is Building A Public Beer Fountain. In Unrelated News, Slovenia Is Now On My Travel List For 2016
BEER – Looking to lure tourists, a Slovenia town is creating an attraction that will be every drinker’s dream – a public beer fountain.
The project in Zalec, which is known for its hop plantations, is expected to cost $400,000 and is being billed the first of its kind in Europe.
Thirsty visitors will try a variety of Slovenian beers on offer, and pay six euros (about $7) for three 10.5 fl oz glasses served in a commemorative mug, Slovenia’s Dnevnik news website reports.
Zalec is located about 35 miles north-east of the capital of Ljubljana, with a population of about 5,000.
The ideas for the beer fountain came from the Slovenian town of Rogaska Slatina that has a fountain that spurts free mineral water for hotel guests.
Slovenia deserves a Citizen Kane slow clap for this idea. One of the only things I like better than traveling is drinking beer, and now that Slovenia has combined these two into a wonderful public beer fountain, I may just die happy. I also love that whoever came up with this idea saw the mineral fountain in Rogaska and immediately knew how it could be improved. Beer improves even the bleakest of situations, and $7 for three beers AND a commemorative mug is basically stealing. Austria, Croatia and Slovenia just became the front runner for 2017. I hope they stock up on beer.