Author Topic: Give me cheap beer, or give me sobriety. Just stop this craft beer 'revolution' | Eleanor Robertson  (Read 2531 times)

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I read that yesterday, but I decided not to share. The headline is click bait for a shallow argument.

Only thing I will agree with is that beers are too expensive. It's not just craft beer, the "crafty" brands sell for about the same premium. I'm tired of $6-7 pints personally. Worse is when a bar doesn't list that a beer is a small pour. Pints are standard, beers sold smaller need to be listed.

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She does make some valid points in her article, but it is simply an opinion piece.  I will happily chip in on the postage if someone wants to box up some sobriety for her :)
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She is an Australian, and beer -any beer- is very expensive there. Maybe she just wants a buzz?
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I thought the author made a good point but forgot what it was because by the end of the article I was too preoccupied applying mustache wax and fussing over a pumpkin peach ale.
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I got about three paragraphs in and gave up. Just sounded like too much wining about something she wasn't interested in (craft beer) and something she didn't want to change (pub culture.)

I agree that the hipster-craft beer scene can get a little annoying, but I do think it will all balance out eventually and in a lot of ways already is. More and more "Joe Sixpacks" are converting over to craft beer. I see them all the time.

I've never been to Australia but in American, where we have had more of a night club scene than a pub scene I think that craft beer is actually creating a pub scene where there really wasn't one before.

As far as 5-6 dollar pints go, I agree it feels excessive. But until brewers are driving BMWs I don't see that changing any time soon.

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I read that yesterday, but I decided not to share. The headline is click bait for a shallow argument.

Only thing I will agree with is that beers are too expensive. It's not just craft beer, the "crafty" brands sell for about the same premium. I'm tired of $6-7 pints personally. Worse is when a bar doesn't list that a beer is a small pour. Pints are standard, beers sold smaller need to be listed.

Come to my taproom. 0.5 liter is $4 and that include a sales tax. Still too expensive?
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I thought the author made a good point but forgot what it was because by the end of the article I was too preoccupied applying mustache wax and fussing over a pumpkin peach ale.

That's awesome. I agree that some of the craft brew nerds have gone off the deep end with the pretensiousness. But good beer trumps rice beer any day, and she can drink whatever suits her.
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She is an Australian, and beer -any beer- is very expensive there. Maybe she just wants a buzz?

cheap gin?
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As far as 5-6 dollar pints go, I agree it feels excessive. But until brewers are driving BMWs I don't see that changing any time soon.
And as long as the 5-6 dollar pints keep selling.
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As far as 5-6 dollar pints go, I agree it feels excessive.

Pints of Sculpin are $9 at my neighborhood bar.
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As far as 5-6 dollar pints go, I agree it feels excessive.

Pints of Sculpin are $9 at my neighborhood bar.

If I can find a good pint for $5, I'm a happy man.

$4 is even better, but quite rare unless it's a special.

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