The Declaration of Independence famously guarantees every citizen the right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." But what if it guaranteed all that and beer? A no-brainer. So while it's not in the US, one small Slovenian town is about to guarantee public beer to its citizens -- through, of all things, a public beer fountain.
Yep, that's right: town councillors in Zalec, Slovenia (population of about 5,000), recently approved a public fountain that spouts beer instead of water, according to a report by the BBC. While currently known for its prime location in a valley of numerous hop farms, Zalec could be known as the home to Europe's first beer fountain, according to the report.
While the beer fountain sounds like the world's greatest public beautification project, reports are unclear on exactly how people will enjoy the frothy brews running through it and how it might affect the beer's freshness. But thanks to Slovenian news outlets, we at least know that visitors to the fountain will get three 10.5oz helpings of various local beers for six euros (about $7). They'll come served in a commemorative mug, per the report. That way, you'll have tangible evidence that such a fountain exists and it wasn't just some boozy daydream.
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