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(MSN)   Time Magazine suggests you stockpile beer now because prices are about to experience "pretty sizeable hikes." EVERYBODY PANIC   (money.msn.com ) divider line
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2012-08-08 08:00:04 AM  
Mr. Romney, how do you plan on dealing with this upcoming American economic crisis?

"My religion teaches that consumption of alcohol is a sin against our Creator."

BURN HIM!
 
2012-08-08 08:01:26 AM  
I blame Obama.
 
2012-08-08 08:38:58 AM  
Yes, I've noticed that sacks of grain have gone up in price at the homebrew store. Must be the drought affecting crops. I don't think that the hops are going to be affected, since they're primarily grown in the northwest and I don't think they've been hit that bad.
 
2012-08-08 09:18:59 AM  
Beer is insanely cheap. You're talking what, $0.40 a bottle/can for the swill up to maybe $1.50 a bottle/can or so for good microbrew stuff? That's super cheap.

I mean, when I can walk into my local Kroger and literally have a choice of maybe 100 different brands in six packs for less than $10 each... yeah, beer is cheap and plentiful. It won't break anyone if it goes up a little bit.
 
2012-08-08 09:22:33 AM  
$0.55 or $0.75 a case really isn't that much. That's 2-3 cents per bottle.

That said I think it's funny that they're citing the cost of materials as the reason for the hike, but then determining the increase based on popularity. I can't speak to the "Lime" or the "Platinum" aspects of the process, but just regular Bud Light is less expensive to make than Regular Budweiser because they use less malt and probably less hops.

Has the price of Platinum gone up lately?
 
2012-08-08 09:27:20 AM  
The only time EVERYBODY PANIC is justified.

/will suck it up and pay extra
//is rice going up too?
///While Bud is pretty blah, Chinese style beers are actually really good
////In China - they travel extremely poorly even by the standards of beer
 
2012-08-08 09:37:24 AM  
Meh, I'm going to start distilling my own scotch - as soon as I learned how to grow peat moss.
 
2012-08-08 09:37:41 AM  
Lessee.... none of the brewers listed in the article are brewers whose product I purchase.

Beer Snob Thread?
 
2012-08-08 09:50:14 AM  

oldfarthenry: Meh, I'm going to start distilling my own scotch - as soon as I learned how to grow peat moss.


and move to Scotland.....

/although then the moss won't be too hard to grow
 
2012-08-08 10:45:51 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Yes, I've noticed that sacks of grain have gone up in price at the homebrew store. Must be the drought affecting crops. I don't think that the hops are going to be affected, since they're primarily grown in the northwest and I don't think they've been hit that bad.


It's been cool and cloudy this year. Hops need lots of sun and do best when it's hot. The crop isn't looking good.
 
2012-08-08 11:03:29 AM  
I have my Honey Brown for my cheap beer stash, Guinness for my cheap stout, my Mackesons for my expensive stout, and I'm heading out this weekend to pick up a couple Delirium. Out of all of those, the only thing I've seen increase was Mackeson from the import costs.
 
2012-08-08 11:22:11 AM  
Since they're talking about Bud and Coors I'm assuming there is a shortage of rice somewhere in the world.

/Yeah, I said it.
//Haven't checked out the homebrew store prices recently, so I don't know how bad it is
 
2012-08-08 11:52:41 AM  
Homebrewing won't save you any money. It is about quality, and taste.
 
2012-08-08 12:27:26 PM  

natazha: Lando Lincoln: Yes, I've noticed that sacks of grain have gone up in price at the homebrew store. Must be the drought affecting crops. I don't think that the hops are going to be affected, since they're primarily grown in the northwest and I don't think they've been hit that bad.

It's been cool and cloudy this year. Hops need lots of sun and do best when it's hot. The crop isn't looking good.


Got this from the local brew store about hops too. Picked up three 50lbs sacks of 2row grain as it is expected to go up soon because of the drought.
 
2012-08-08 12:30:46 PM  

meanmutton: Beer is insanely cheap. You're talking what, $0.40 a bottle/can for the swill up to maybe $1.50 a bottle/can or so for good microbrew stuff? That's super cheap.

I mean, when I can walk into my local Kroger and literally have a choice of maybe 100 different brands in six packs for less than $10 each... yeah, beer is cheap and plentiful. It won't break anyone if it goes up a little bit.


$22/bottle

thefullpint.com
 
2012-08-08 02:28:28 PM  
How can we have a proper beer snob thread in the business section?
 
2012-08-08 03:45:43 PM  

Nezorf: . Picked up three 50lbs sacks of 2row grain as it is expected to go up soon because of the drought.


Um, better have good storage for it or it will go slack and be worthless
 
2012-08-08 03:55:38 PM  

alienated: Nezorf: . Picked up three 50lbs sacks of 2row grain as it is expected to go up soon because of the drought.

Um, better have good storage for it or it will go slack and be worthless


I have a decent sized Vittles Vault with some oxygen absorbers which will hold most. I'll be going through a sack in the next few weeks anyway.

\getting ready for fall
 
2012-08-08 06:23:20 PM  

meanmutton:

I mean, when I can walk into my local Kroger and literally have a choice of maybe 100 different brands in six packs for less than $10 each... yeah, beer is cheap and plentiful. It won't break anyone if it goes up a little bit.


Dude, $20 a night is expensive!

/what drinking problem?
 
2012-08-08 09:42:27 PM  

beta_plus: The only time EVERYBODY PANIC is justified.

/will suck it up and pay extra
//is rice going up too?
///While Bud is pretty blah, Chinese style beers are actually really good
////In China - they travel extremely poorly even by the standards of beer


I'd be more concerned about an increase in price of bourbon or scotch.

/or rum
//but only Plantation Jamaica 2000 reserve
 
2012-08-09 02:18:47 PM  

Pick: Homebrewing won't save you any money. It is about quality, and taste.


I can brew over 2 cases of all-grain pale ale for under $20. Tell me how I'm not saving money again?
If you factor in my time, it is probably $120 a case - but it is my hobby so I don't consider that as a factor.
 
2012-08-10 11:41:12 AM  
It's cos Obama had a beer with the Massachusetts cop and black professor that the prices have gone up. If hadn't drunk so much beer publicly there would not be as much of a price hike
 
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