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(Daily Mail)   America is the best place in the world for beer drinkers as the average worker earns 12 pints an hour   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 55
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2012-09-29 11:11:23 AM  
Too bad the 12 pints are Bud light.
 
2012-09-29 12:34:54 PM  

Dinki: Too bad the 12 pints are Bud light.


I assume not, since the article refers to beer.
 
2012-09-29 12:37:06 PM  

unyon: Dinki: Too bad the 12 pints are Bud light.

I assume not, since the article refers to beer.


Well I assumed they had to use Bud as the price point to get that 12 pints an hour. Real beer would bring that down to 6 or less an hour.
 
2012-09-29 12:53:12 PM  

unyon: Dinki: Too bad the 12 pints are Bud light.

I assume not, since the article refers to beer.


Pretty much if it's fizzy and urine-colored, we call it beer.
 
2012-09-29 01:16:00 PM  
Unless you're 18 to 20 when you can be fully expected to kill and die for your country as well as vote for your leaders, but you are not allowed to have a beer.
 
2012-09-29 01:23:45 PM  
You can't spend 1.80 and get real beer anywhere.

.

WorldCitizen: Unless you're 18 to 20 when you can be fully expected to kill and die for your country as well as vote for your leaders, but you are not allowed to have a beer.


And we're done here.
 
2012-09-29 01:27:58 PM  
Damn, beer is expensive in Japan!  What's that about?
 
2012-09-29 02:18:38 PM  
The Hofbrau beer in the article is about 7 dollars a pint in their US restaurants, so no.
 
2012-09-29 02:19:12 PM  

downstairs: Damn, beer is expensive in Japan!  What's that about?


Lack of non-rice grain products I assume.
 
2012-09-29 02:20:10 PM  
It's pronounced paints.
 
2012-09-29 02:21:24 PM  
The article says beer is $3.65 per 500ml here in the UK, which works out to be £2.25
It then mentions liquor stores, and that figure is at least double what you'd pay in the average off licence in Britain.
 
2012-09-29 02:29:45 PM  

Delay: It's pronounced paints.


Not on my watch!

(All hands and brushes point to beer)
 
2012-09-29 02:30:50 PM  
I am either buying my beer in the wrong places or working for the wrong company, because I do not make $48/ hour.
 
2012-09-29 02:37:01 PM  
How can I ever expect to get ahead?
/burp
 
2012-09-29 02:38:52 PM  
I don't want to beer snob this up, but the cheaper options are barely fit to be called beer. It would be like if you mixed 1% chocolate with a bunch of fat and sugar and called it a chocolate bar. Oh wait...
 
2012-09-29 02:41:03 PM  
Another Beer Snob thread... for those new to FARK, this thread should be restricted to the following comments...

1. My beer is better than yours.
2. If you don't like my beer, you're a horse-piss drinking molester of prairie-dogs.

t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-29 02:41:18 PM  

Introitus: You can't spend 1.80 and get real beer anywhere.


i was in rural alabama a few years back and they had sam adams seasonal on draft for a buck at a bar we went to.
 
2012-09-29 02:42:13 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

What time-traveling beer wenches on bath salts may look like
 
2012-09-29 02:42:24 PM  

baorao: I am either buying my beer in the wrong places or working for the wrong company, because I do not make $48/ hour.


What? $100k isn't middle class, you need to be closer to $200-250k. Best guess is that they averaged the non-wage earners of the 1% with the working classes to get those numbers.

On the other hand, a $7 sixpack seems a bit steep as well. Maybe all those numbers are in GDP.
 
2012-09-29 02:44:08 PM  
is the latest "american beer sucks" thread? I hate to miss it.
 
2012-09-29 02:44:29 PM  
I just got a 12 pack of PBR for 8 bucks so I'm gettng a kick out of these replies.

/Underemployed FTW!
 
2012-09-29 02:50:02 PM  
Great headline subby.
 
2012-09-29 02:51:25 PM  
America is the best place in the world for beer drinkers as the average worker earnsdrinks 12 pints an hour
 
2012-09-29 02:55:44 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: baorao: I am either buying my beer in the wrong places or working for the wrong company, because I do not make $48/ hour.

What? $100k isn't middle class, you need to be closer to $200-250k. Best guess is that they averaged the non-wage earners of the 1% with the working classes to get those numbers.

On the other hand, a $7 sixpack seems a bit steep as well. Maybe all those numbers are in GDP.


$7 per six back of decent beer isn't steep at all. That's not to say I could not find some $7 per six pack beer that wouldn't be enjoyable. But most of the stuff I have bought lately is $8.50 and up. $9 is typical, sadly. 

I brew. So, fortunately, I don't have to buy six packs too often. At around $50 for ingredients per 10 gallons, I'm paying about $0.45 per beer.
 
2012-09-29 03:02:52 PM  

Haircut2305: The article says beer is $3.65 per 500ml here in the UK, which works out to be £2.25
It then mentions liquor stores, and that figure is at least double what you'd pay in the average off licence in Britain.


They said there would be no math.
 
2012-09-29 03:18:09 PM  

baorao: I am either buying my beer in the wrong places or working for the wrong company, because I do not make $48/ hour.


Aaaaaaaaand we're done here. I'm paid a little more than double minimum wage, and even by the fail metric in TFA I only get paid about 6 or 7 pints per hour. The average American is not part of the 1%.
 
2012-09-29 03:22:58 PM  

baorao: I am either buying my beer in the wrong places or working for the wrong company, because I do not make $48/ hour.


In American liquor stores, 500ml (16.9 fluid ounces) of beer costs on average $1.80, while the average worker's wage is around $22 per hour.
 
2012-09-29 03:32:45 PM  

Dinki: Too bad the 12 pints are Bud light.


Not only that, but the rest of the world's pints are 4 oz larger than the American pint.
 
2012-09-29 03:36:24 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob:

In American liquor stores, 500ml (16.9 fluid ounces) of beer costs on average $1.80, while the average worker's wage is around $22 per hour.


I realize you're quoting the article, but I still don't believe it. Especially since there are multiple states where liquor stores can only sell beer >= 6%, which rules out all the bottom dwelling stuff.
 
2012-09-29 03:44:46 PM  
Now that I have rtfa, If I buy a six pack of high life (I know, beer snob thread, so it isn't beer) pints for $5, and I do. These numbers work out even better.
 
2012-09-29 03:56:09 PM  

limeyfellow: Dinki: Too bad the 12 pints are Bud light.

Not only that, but the rest of the world's pints are 4 oz larger than the American pint.


So a pint is NOT a pound, the world around.... ya learn something every day, even on FARK.
 
2012-09-29 04:03:27 PM  
American beer has really evolved over the last 20 years, from horsepiss to specialty stores full of craft beer of any kind you can think of. While more expensive, good beer has gotten so damn good. Like West Coast IPA, or Cali-Belgique, I would drink this beer even if it didnt get me drunk. It tastes do damn good. Weve come a long way from Budweiser/Coors/Miller domination.
 
2012-09-29 04:07:22 PM  

tlchwi02: Introitus: You can't spend 1.80 and get real beer anywhere.

i was in rural alabama a few years back and they had sam adams seasonal on draft for a buck at a bar we went to.



All you can get around here for a buck 80 would be a 24 oz can of something like King Cobra or Steel Reserve.

Im not a beer snob, but you shouldnt drink 211 or King Cobra.
 
2012-09-29 04:16:04 PM  

Espertron: Another Beer Snob thread... for those new to FARK, this thread should be restricted to the following comments...

1. My beer is better than yours.
2. If you don't like my beer, you're a horse-piss drinking molester of prairie-dogs.

[t2.gstatic.com image 251x201]


If you have no taste and "enjoy" drinking shiatty beer, that's fine by me. But if you hop on the Internet to brag about the watered down, low quality swill you like to pour down your throat, then yes, expect ridicule.
 
2012-09-29 04:27:56 PM  
If I could live off of cheese and beer for the rest of my life I would. Seeing as it's part of my job to know beer and cheese makes this so much more tempting.
 
2012-09-29 04:34:50 PM  

MrHappyRotter: If you have no taste and "enjoy" drinking shiatty beer, that's fine by me. But if you hop on the Internet to brag about the watered down, low quality swill you like to pour down your throat, then yes, expect ridicule.


So what you're saying is that...

1. My beer is better than yours.
2. If you don't like my beer, you're a horse-piss drinking molester of prairie-dogs.
 
2012-09-29 04:39:19 PM  
Americans can handle a pint? Not when I was over there.

/plus it's American beer...
 
2012-09-29 04:43:08 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Espertron: Another Beer Snob thread... for those new to FARK, this thread should be restricted to the following comments...

1. My beer is better than yours.
2. If you don't like my beer, you're a horse-piss drinking molester of prairie-dogs.

[t2.gstatic.com image 251x201]

If you have no taste and "enjoy" drinking shiatty beer, that's fine by me. But if you hop on the Internet to brag about the watered down, low quality swill you like to pour down your throat, then yes, expect ridicule.


To be cool and to offer Farker fellowship: Since you're a Raleigh resident and I reside in Wake Forest, let me know if you want to have a couple of rounds and compare notes.
 
2012-09-29 04:43:14 PM  
I don't understand the people claiming $1.80 is too low for beer. That's $43.20/case.
Right now, I can get Yuengling for $20/case.
Guinness for $35 (bottles)-$42(draught)/case.
Stone IPA for $42/case.
Sam Adams $32/case.
Troegenator $35/case.
Magic Hat for $32/case.

And the beer stores in PA have to jump through ridiculous hoops to get a license, which drives the price up a bit. I can find beers more costly than $43.20/case (Arrogant Bastard is $51), but it takes work.

So do other states just have ridiculously high prices, or are you guys buying your beers by the sixpack?
 
2012-09-29 05:16:42 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: What time-traveling beer wenches on bath salts may look like


www.piratesplunder.com

FTFY
 
2012-09-29 05:17:15 PM  
I drink beer to get drunk. More of a cigar snob and developing a taste for scotch. Open to suggestions for both.
 
2012-09-29 05:18:37 PM  

Tax Boy: The All-Powerful Atheismo: What time-traveling beer wenches on bath salts may look like

[www.piratesplunder.com image 450x338]

FTFY


Red Wings fan?
 
2012-09-29 06:18:59 PM  
Having spent the afternoon at the Karbach brewery, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-09-29 06:24:23 PM  

D_Evans45: Cali-Belgique


I think I've figured out what that means, but I'll be damned if that's not the most unwieldy contraction I've ever seen.

/Just back from Amsterdam, where the hundreds of true Belgians put ours to shame.
 
2012-09-29 06:35:42 PM  
Though many around the world would beg to differ, the U.S. is among the world's best places to be a beer drinker from a quality standpoint, at least since the craft beer revolution. It's not that hard to find a bar that serves at least one or two local microbrews in many parts of America. Plus many small towns boast a brewpub. To think we've come so far in 30 years, from the prevalence of macrobrews and generic/store-brand swill passed off as beer to the widespread availability of Sam Adams (now pretty much a macrobrew), Great Lakes, Goose Island, Sierra Nevada and Red Hook... to name but a few.

/one of the few positive trends in this country
//america, america...
 
2012-09-29 06:38:38 PM  

NeoKhan: I don't understand the people claiming $1.80 is too low for beer. That's $43.20/case.
Right now, I can get Yuengling for $20/case.
Guinness for $35 (bottles)-$42(draught)/case.
Stone IPA for $42/case.
Sam Adams $32/case.
Troegenator $35/case.
Magic Hat for $32/case.

And the beer stores in PA have to jump through ridiculous hoops to get a license, which drives the price up a bit. I can find beers more costly than $43.20/case (Arrogant Bastard is $51), but it takes work.

So do other states just have ridiculously high prices, or are you guys buying your beers by the sixpack?


You forgot to account for converting pints to half-liters (16.9 oz) to 12 oz bottles. The math works out almost exactly, at $31, but that just proves your point even more. I loved the 500 ml cans of good beer for only a Euro or so all over Amsterdam, though.

/Sam Adams is only $22-28/case here though, depending on sales. Natty Light is $15 for a 30-pack.
//Their math is broken though: No one uses average for salary, median is much lower and more useful. This is why we call it the Daily Fail.
///Not to mention, where in the hell is 500 ml a pint? Double Fail.
 
2012-09-29 06:42:48 PM  
Beer would be cheaper if the distributor wasn't in the middle, getting their cut.

Most would be astonished at how the beer distributing system works in most of the country. A legal monopoly.... seriously.
 
2012-09-29 06:43:40 PM  
monopoly oligopoly.
 
2012-09-29 08:43:50 PM  

foxyshadis: D_Evans45: Cali-Belgique

I think I've figured out what that means, but I'll be damned if that's not the most unwieldy contraction I've ever seen.



Nay my friend, it is a Stone brand beer, not a general description of a beer style. And my goodness, is it wonderful. Ill mail you one if you mail me something unique brewed in your area, EIP.

web-images.chacha.com
 
2012-09-29 10:49:11 PM  
Ahh..I miss the '90s when US dollar was actually worth something in Canada and pints of Molson were only a toonie. GoodDrunk times, yo.
 
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