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(Bloomberg)   Rumor of beer prices rising was true. Beer now $400 a glass   (bloomberg.com) divider line 128
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2008-01-25 04:13:50 PM
Do we have a "Beer Man" in the White House??
z.about.com
 
2008-01-25 04:13:52 PM
i'll grab my beer bong
 
2008-01-25 04:13:55 PM
Meh. Wake me up when Rogue decides to make Brew 10,000 again.

/Farking awesome beer.
//$20 for a 750ml bottle.
///Totally worth it.
 
2008-01-25 04:13:55 PM
shiat. I'm an idiot. And I can't read. Never mind. Nothing to see here.
 
2008-01-25 04:15:21 PM
As a homebrewer, I find this amusing.
 
2008-01-25 04:16:30 PM
Four hundred dollars? It's beer? It doesn't, like, have a TV in it or something?

I am very old.
 
2008-01-25 04:16:45 PM
$400 is ridiculous. Wines can be expensive based on the grape type, year (particular weather conditions that year, or just old age), brand name, etc.

Scotches tend to be expensive based on the age of the scotch, brand, etc.

There isn't much you can do to beer to make it worth being that expensive. It's still made with grain (not rare), hops (not rare), water (getting rare), and yeast (not rare). Most beers do not age well, therefore age isn't really a selling factor. SO i believe that they are basing the cost on whichever "special" ingredients they are adding.
I'm pretty sure it's a farce. It may even be a completely brand new recipe, and they may have spent a lot of money developing it, but no beer will be worth 400 unless its a collectors item.

//Beer snob and proud of it.
//Brewer.
 
2008-01-25 04:17:13 PM
cbcs:

There was a NSFW internet photo of this topless hippie chick dancing with a natty light in her hand a while back. Coworkers and I would argue the "hittability" of this chick a lot. I can't find it anymore.
Here's a different NSFW internet natty light photo (new window)
 
2008-01-25 04:17:40 PM
ChubbyTiger: char_boy: What the hell is 10.5 percent proof? What is that?

Um, 21% ABV at 60 deg F. How do you not know this?


Doubtful.

10.5 percent proof = 10.5% proof = .105 proof = .0525% alcohol = O'Douls
 
2008-01-25 04:18:46 PM
Is this anywhere near as good as the Asian Palm Civet cat poop coffee?
 
2008-01-25 04:18:49 PM
I'm still saving up for a bottle of Sam Adams Utopias.
 
2008-01-25 04:18:55 PM
tuna fingers: cbcs:

There was a NSFW internet photo of this topless hippie chick dancing with a natty light in her hand a while back. Coworkers and I would argue the "hittability" of this chick a lot. I can't find it anymore.
Here's a different NSFW internet natty light photo (new window)


http://0.content.collegehumor.com/d1/ch6/0/6/collegehumor.f9c61f50e52e9dfac93dcf c69ec151eb.jpg
 
2008-01-25 04:20:16 PM
stacye: Four hundred dollars? It's beer? It doesn't, like, have a TV in it or something?

I am very old.


I hope that after I drink it that it comes with someone to drive me home!! And it either better be the best beer I've ever had, or get me so drunk that I thought that it was the best beer I ever had.
 
2008-01-25 04:20:47 PM
Nestea Plunge: Bleh, Belgian beer. Swill.

Yeah, right, dude. Belgian beer is some of the best in the world.
 
2008-01-25 04:22:09 PM
Old and busted: Beer.
The new hotness: Moonshine.
 
2008-01-25 04:22:48 PM
That's awesome. If I ever try to sell a craft product, I'm going to charge 20000% more than it's worth, just to see if stupid rich farks will bite.

That being said, I just picked up ingredients to brew an Abbey beer this weekend... Need to find a fermenter, though.. full up at the moment.
 
2008-01-25 04:22:57 PM
tuna fingers
NSWF is great, but here I am work.
/rather inconvienent.
 
2008-01-25 04:23:57 PM
WFT, damn that is a rip off. I can see a bottle of wine in that range. Someone had to store the thing just right for years on end. This stuff? yeah I'm sure it is good, and yeah I spend a ton of money on booze. fark it, I'd get a 6rack of bud tall boys and two girls at the same time.
 
2008-01-25 04:25:46 PM
Niftee...

i smell a rat

looks like a way to pad expense ledgers, tax writeoff for dinner costs ...

those should be taxed with a luxury tax...

i wonder what kind of spices could be put in a beer to make it worth 400...
 
2008-01-25 04:25:58 PM
If this does not convince you that it is time for a class war, then I don't know what will. As you wait for your $300 rebate check living month to month, there are rich people that piss that away on a glass of wine or pint of beer.
 
2008-01-25 04:27:03 PM
I see no problem with this. Put an expensive price tag on anything and some rich idiot will buy it. No doubt there is some place you could buy a $400 pen if you knew where to look.

Besides, I recently heard of a study where they poured the same wine in two different glasses and told the people tasting that one was more expensive than the other. Guess what? They thought the more "expensive" one tasted better. Surprised?

/Found the article, my details were a little off, but the general idea remains: Price Can Make Wine Taste Better (popsie)
 
2008-01-25 04:27:03 PM
Guinness.
Bottington
Harp
Bass...

All better, much cheaper.
The danes can't even make a decent farkin' clock radio for crissakes!
 
2008-01-25 04:27:52 PM
www.receptjes.be

> anything produced by the Carlsberg corporation past, present, or future regardless of the price uninitiated jackasses will pay
 
2008-01-25 04:28:20 PM
PWN'D by the fark filter again
 
2008-01-25 04:30:21 PM
Great, now them natty light tall bad boys in my fridge be callin me

must...resist...
 
2008-01-25 04:31:58 PM
Does this include a deposit on the empties?
 
2008-01-25 04:32:03 PM
I am blessed with an unsophisticated palate. $50 bottles of wine taste no better to me than $10 bottles, and though I like the more complex flavored beers, I'm perfectly satisfied with the selection at my local super market.
 
2008-01-25 04:32:37 PM
DaSwankOne: If this does not convince you that it is time for a class war, then I don't know what will. As you wait for your $300 rebate check living month to month, there are rich people that piss that away on a glass of wine or pint of beer.

Ding Ding Ding!

We haaaave a winner!

/Rich become richer, poor become poorer
//Middle class only exists because of careful regulation
///Now crumbling due to the calculated assault by greedy bastids
 
2008-01-25 04:32:47 PM
And here i was thinking the article would refer to the future price of a can of budwieser after the global economy made the switch to Ethanol.

Turns out it's just some douchebag who want to sell beer for a LOT of money to other douchebags who have too much of it.

/Wine gets better with age which is why you pay hundreds of dollars for an older vintage.
//Beer on the other hand goes bad with age, so why would you pay lots for one?
 
2008-01-25 04:33:42 PM
Back in my college years, I used to have a roommate who was the asst. head brewer for Gray's (Janesville, WI) He had quite a few bbls going around the house for 'experiments.'

Man, was that good beer. And at the time, I didn't really like beer all that much. There was a lager he made that was awesome; ice cold, in a frosty mug. When it warmed up in your mouth it exploded into an ever moving palette of various yummy flavors. The closest I've ever had to that kind of beer taste experience was the first time I had a Dogfish 60 IPA last year.

I'd like to (maybe) start brewing my own. Maybe you Fark homebrewers can help:
1) What's a good [lager] recipe to start with?
2) What's the list of standard equipment for beginners?
3) What's the cheapest way to start?
4) Where's your favorite online store for supplies?

Thanks!
 
2008-01-25 04:38:05 PM
ChubbyTiger: char_boy: What the hell is 10.5 percent proof? What is that?

Um, 21% ABV at 60 deg F. How do you not know this?


um, isn't that actually 42 proof?

/getting closer to whiskey...
//mmm, whiskey.
 
2008-01-25 04:38:26 PM
"probably the best beer in the world.'' At $400 a bottle" --- it farkin well better be!

/Hey can we merge this beer snob thread with the pizza snob thread and make everyone happy?

//Mmmm...beer and pizza.

///NY pizza, that is. And Harpoon IPA.
 
2008-01-25 04:41:04 PM
 
2008-01-25 04:41:35 PM
helpslipfark: DaSwankOne: If this does not convince you that it is time for a class war, then I don't know what will. As you wait for your $300 rebate check living month to month, there are rich people that piss that away on a glass of wine or pint of beer.

Ding Ding Ding!

We haaaave a winner!

/Rich become richer, poor become poorer
//Middle class only exists because of careful regulation
///Now crumbling due to the calculated assault by greedy bastids


But--this is happening in the Socialist Utopia that is Europe! There's not supposed to be that kind of UNFAIRNESS with Socialism!
 
2008-01-25 04:43:55 PM
michaellasalle: No doubt there is some place you could buy a $400 pen if you knew where to look.

Most high-end fountain pens.
 
2008-01-25 04:44:39 PM
Zombie Jerry Falwell: > anything produced by the Carlsberg corporation past, present, or future regardless of the price uninitiated jackasses will pay

ehh... Carlsberg just bought some S&M (new window), dirty, I say... diiirty.

//Opps, S&N...
 
2008-01-25 04:51:54 PM
i could be selling Toadpis for $500 right?

includes toad!
i5.tinypic.com
out of all the ppl on the web a few would surely buy...

lessee... toadpis . c ...
 
2008-01-25 04:53:21 PM
www.jd7.de

Do you know how much JD single barrel you can buy for that much?
 
2008-01-25 04:54:38 PM
greenboy: $400 is ridiculous.

Agreed, but probably for different reasons.

There isn't much you can do to beer to make it worth being that expensive. It's still made with grain (not rare), hops (not rare), water (getting rare), and yeast (not rare).

Expensive wines aren't that way because their raw ingredients are so much more expensive.

Like a good beer, they use better ingredients. They work in small, controlled batches rather than trying to achieve economy of scale. They aren't looking to limit their overhead as much as possible by cutting corners. But all that only accounts for so much.

With a great wine, the main components of cost are brand, rarity, skill of the winemaker, and the fact that they have created something that people who like wine agree is truly magical.

All of those things, I can imagine (yes, I brew), could be in a beer.

The one thing beer doesn't have going for it is that few age well. (I've got some Thomas Hardy that I put down ten years ago in my wine fridge that are the exception.) There is a market for purchasing a wine with the faith that it's an investment. Plus, there are folks who will purchase an expensive wine and not open it for ten years (hi!), with the educated guess that it will be much better.

What I think is ridiculous is that the beer's only selling point is it's selling point. What craft and care have you done to add value to it? Who's sampled the beer to say it's so much better than any other beer they've had? What is your history of crafting truly exceptional products?

This is from the same "Carlsberg" that's a completely unremarkable beer, right?
 
2008-01-25 04:58:56 PM
Paging the guy with the Miller High Life tattoo.
 
2008-01-25 05:00:59 PM
helpslipfark: DaSwankOne: If this does not convince you that it is time for a class war, then I don't know what will. As you wait for your $300 rebate check living month to month, there are rich people that piss that away on a glass of wine or pint of beer.

Ding Ding Ding!

We haaaave a winner!

/Rich become richer, poor become poorer
//Middle class only exists because of careful regulation
///Now crumbling due to the calculated assault by greedy bastids


for you party poopers....................I blame Bush for the $400 beer
 
2008-01-25 05:08:37 PM
DaSwankOne: If this does not convince you that it is time for a class war, then I don't know what will. As you wait for your $300 rebate check living month to month, there are rich people that piss that away on a glass of wine or pint of beer.

Rich people work, let em drink whatever they wish :) I would love to see a class war, could finally get rid of the slackers and all drink Miller Light. Month to month, what kind of dummy needs to live month to month? High school dropout?

Last night I ate 20 dollars worth of ribeye marinated in an awesome peppercorn sauce and drank 20 beers, because I can afford it. Screw the poor hippies, they do not deserve beer, let them drink malt liquor and Wild Irish Rose.
 
2008-01-25 05:14:31 PM
L U X U R Y tax

news like this gets people thinking, acting, voting...
Sure, guzzle away
while rich folk are giving away all that moolah
i'm gonna help myself to some...
write up a neet 'rule' hehe..
 
2008-01-25 05:18:44 PM
Head_Shot:

I'd like to (maybe) start brewing my own. Maybe you Fark homebrewers can help:
1) What's a good [lager] recipe to start with?
2) What's the list of standard equipment for beginners?
3) What's the cheapest way to start?
4) Where's your favorite online store for supplies?

Lagers are a little harder to brew because you have to ferment them in cold temperatures - in a beer fridge, or cold basement if you live somewhere cold. If you want to start brewing with the least cost, and the least amount of effort, try a Mr Beer kit (www.mrbeer.com). The results will be decent, but not as good as a full-fledged kit. I like to use Midwest Homebrewing - they have good prices and give you a free video on beer & winemaking with every order (www.midwestsupplies.com).
Definitely give homebrewing a shot- it's tons of fun, and you can make some great beers with relatively simple equipment - a large pot, a fermenting bucket (or two), and some tubing for bottling/siphoning into bottles. Check out www.howtobrew.com, also.
 
2008-01-25 05:19:34 PM
Holy Crap! 4 bills for a beer? Dude thats 2 oz's of fine weed and a 12 pack here in Tampa..... and a much better buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
 
2008-01-25 05:25:46 PM
Oldiron_79: Do you know how much JD single barrel you can buy for that much?

billyocean.files.wordpress.com
Do you know how much Mad Dog 20/20 you can buy for that?
 
2008-01-25 05:31:42 PM
Zilly: Lagers are a little harder to brew because you have to ferment them in cold temperatures - in a beer fridge, or cold basement if you live somewhere cold. If you want to start brewing with the least cost, and the least amount of effort, try a Mr Beer kit (www.mrbeer.com). The results will be decent, but not as good as a full-fledged kit. I like to use Midwest Homebrewing - they have good prices and give you a free video on beer & winemaking with every order (www.midwestsupplies.com).
Definitely give homebrewing a shot- it's tons of fun, and you can make some great beers with relatively simple equipment - a large pot, a fermenting bucket (or two), and some tubing for bottling/siphoning into bottles. Check out www.howtobrew.com, also.


Awesome. Thanks for the info. Cheers!
 
2008-01-25 05:36:34 PM
Our beer is made from barley that has been watered by the tears of the third world orphans who harvest each barleycorn with their sore little chapped hands. The hops have been cultivated by leprechauns, and only cones from the female plants find their way into our brew kettle. Our brewing water has been recycled by the finest large predators in the Copenhagen zoo. The mash tun and brew kettle are heated to perfection by burning only the rarest tropical rainforest hardwoods. Our yeast is a closely guarded secret and the fermentation proceeds under the close supervision of Toi Sennhauser. (pops)

Now tell me that bottle isn't worth $400!
 
2008-01-25 05:36:43 PM
Is this headline related?


"Price of TotalFark Increasing"

Drew cites increased costs of certain agricultural inputs to his "Not News" manufacturing process.
 
2008-01-25 05:46:24 PM
zymurgist: Our beer is made from barley that has been watered by the tears of the third world orphans who harvest each barleycorn with their sore little chapped hands. The hops have been cultivated by leprechauns, and only cones from the female plants find their way into our brew kettle. Our brewing water has been recycled by the finest large predators in the Copenhagen zoo. The mash tun and brew kettle are heated to perfection by burning only the rarest tropical rainforest hardwoods. Our yeast is a closely guarded secret and the fermentation proceeds under the close supervision of Toi Sennhauser. (pops)

Now tell me that bottle isn't worth $400!


No thanks, I'll just have water.
 
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