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Old 02-05-2008, 03:24 PM   #11
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So who buys beer any more?

Honestly, I can't remember the last time I bought beer, other than at a bar or pub. Very little of it holds a candle to my homebrew anyhow.
Apparently a great number of homebrewers according to this thread:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=53744


31 out of 46 responses said that yes they buy commercial beer only 2 said no.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:31 PM   #12
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Why should this be a surprise? We homebrewers have been paying higher prices for ingredients for months. It was only a matter of time before the commercial brewers had no choice but to raise their prices as well.


Oh, and I still buy commercial, too.

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Old 02-05-2008, 03:31 PM   #13
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im buying about 10 lbs of hops soon and a few hundred pounds of grains. SHould be set for a bit

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Old 02-05-2008, 03:49 PM   #14
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:01 PM   #15
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So who buys beer any more?

Honestly, I can't remember the last time I bought beer, other than at a bar or pub. Very little of it holds a candle to my homebrew anyhow.
Depends on the in stock situation. I have not had time to brew for a couple months. Either the weather sucks, or I'm tied up doing something else. I'm not too concerned as I have cut way back on consumption after drinking mass quantities over the holidays and gaining mass weight.

On the other hand, my local grocery store always has something on sale. When the price for craft brew drops to $5.99 a sixer, I usually will pick it up to try it out. I can also get Sierra Nevada Pale by the case at Sam's club or Costco for about $18.99.
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The db Crooked tree is just as good or better.

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Why should this be a surprise? We homebrewers have been paying higher prices for ingredients for months. It was only a matter of time before the commercial brewers had no choice but to raise their prices as well.


Oh, and I still buy commercial, too.
The thing is that most (smart) breweries have hop price contracts so if we see super high prices, then either they are gouging the consumer or didn't have a contract. Grain has gone up somewhat, but not enough to merit huge price hikes.

I still buy commercial as well.
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The thing is that most (smart) breweries have hop price contracts so if we see super high prices, then either they are gouging the consumer or didn't have a contract. Grain has gone up somewhat, but not enough to merit huge price hikes.

I still buy commercial as well.

Yes, but even contracts don't last forever.
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My local liquor store has 6pks of sierra nevada pale for 7.20, I went to Whole Foods this weekend for the first time with the wife (just to see their beer supply ), and they have it for 9.60!

Dont know if the price is going up or whole foods is gouging their customers eyes out. Time will tell.

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