not homebrew exactly, but i was scanning the forum, saw someone got an awesome looking winter warmers delivery pack of famous beers.
i went to check the govt run liquor stores site to see if they'd gotten any new stuff in and saw their prices.
the prices in my mind have gone up and up and up. here in ontario there is limited european famous brewery imports at all (big names: bavarian wheat beer big names(paulaner/schneider/weihenst.)/belgian big names (trappist + etc)/famous british breweries (fullers, sam smith, greene king etc) but the few examples they have are now prohibitively priced for me.
again, dont worry i am FAR from poor! but i am not paying $4.75 for a 330ml of westmalle tripel, when i used to pay ~$3.00 for it 10 years ago.
weihenstephaner = $3.80 for 500ml.
chimay red 750ml is now $8.35, i remember when it was $6.50.
a rogue hazy IPA 473ml can is $4.40.
cigar city brown ale 4x355ml $14.00 - that's $3.50 per small can buying a pack.
hobrauhaus oktoberfestbier 500ml - $3.60
that isn't even mentioning the corked 750ml sours and saisons that are just ludicrous prices like $25 a bottle.
the bread and butter is 500ml cans of german lager and english bitter which are a minimum $2.20 up to $3.00
canadian microbrews are set at a minimum of $3.25 and go up from there if they're IPAs or whatever, but theyre generally very bad and all over the map in quality. i stopped wasting my money trying them.
at the bar, a 341ml (~12oz) bottle of domestic NAIL beer is about 4 or 5 bucks i think. i haven't gone to a bar for a drink in i don't even know how long.
i know that no one here apparently keeps track of the price of their beers per bottle or pint, but im going at roughly $1.00 minimum up to $1.40 max per 500ml bottle of beer i make. Though i don't include the price of the initial equipment I bought when calculating. I do keep track of everything else including estimated bottle cap usage, RO water if I buy any, etc.
even those 500ml cans of lager are starting to bug me as they always go up in price and they never get anything new in ever. i'll be drinking wernesgruner forever in the land of no choice. im making a pale lager soon which should be half the price of these ones and with a lot better hopping and a real beer freshness.
I just can't stand wasting my money anymore on 5 dollar 12oz beers from the supermarket. very annoying.