A tank went bust Thursday afternoon at Phillips Brewing in Victoria, as beer and foam hopped over downtown curbs, sending staff running down an ale trail of spilled brew.
Reports of sudsy sidewalks on the corner of Government and Pembroke streets came in shortly before 3 p.m. as brewery staff quickly took to the streets with brooms and a hose to usher the beer into nearby storm drains.
The #YYJ tourism office is going into overdrive trying to quell rumors of snow on streets of Victoria in May,explaining it’s just beer from burst tank @phillipsbeer brewery. Also explaining to American tourists what real beer looks like 😜 pic.twitter.com/mwlhS1sDUd
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A staff member says the leak started as they were trying change the valve on one of the brite tanks.
More to come.
– With files from Don Descoteau