Free Beer

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In America, there are strict rules about public consumption of alcohol. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has cursed the system for not allowing me to legally enjoy a crisp-cold beer on a public beach in summertime.

And, if that weren’t bad enough, when we are permitted to drink beer, we usually have to pay for it.

A small town in Slovenia is doing something downright inspiring; throwing caution to the wind and countering these conventions with which we live here in the good ol’ U. S. of A.

A town called Zalec, which has a population of just under 5,000 people, is building a public fountain which shoots something purer than water from its spouts. You guessed it: Beer. Free, wonderful, delicious boozey beer will rain from this magical fixture.

I’ve never really felt all that inclined to visit Slovenia before. Now I know that it is my one true calling and I should book a flight there immediately and maybe just go ahead and fall in love with a local and buy a house while I’m at it.