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I remember drinking in the beer garden of the OB pub on a sunny Saturday afternoon after a surf, or inside the back bar on Wednesday band night. $2.00 bought me 3 schooners of Tooheys new (or 50/50 old and new), a 10 pack of Viscounts or Escorts and a box or Redhead matches. I gave up the darts 25 years ago when they cracked $10 a pack but those were the days. (Yes, they had chicken wire in front of the band and dancers in skimpy cladding.)

I'm so glad that even after the price hike, I can still make WW Lager with good yeast for less than 50 cents per longneck.

I hate going out to restaurants for dinner because paying $10 plus for a middy of some weird boutique beer just really gets me upset.

Let's not discuss the price of a tinny at the airport.

PS. I watched a guy pay $45 for a pack of gaspers the other day. You wouldn't want your mates bumming one these days.
 

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I hate going out to restaurants for dinner because paying $10 plus for a middy of some weird boutique beer just really gets me upset.

Perhaps if it was boutique I could see it, but it ain't. Twelve buck for a .330ml of Italian megaswill down at the local wood fired pizza joint, likely from the pallet the bottle shop in the same complex had on sale for the past fortnight is beyond the pale for me. I get alcohol is a great little earner for restaurants, and at the end of the day, I'm there for the food, but being gouged for shit beer is part of the dining experience I can do without.

Just got back from NZ and they seem afflicted in a similar fashion. But then again, the local beer scene seems far more vibrant and accessible.

The satisfaction of sticking it to the ATO man (or woman) - so to speak - makes every sip HB taste all the better.
 

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Glad to see I'm not the last remaining miserable bar-steward on this earth who takes exception to being shafted. Even though, for the first time in my life, I could probably afford it, it would still stick in my craw and spoil the occasion.
 

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Meanwhile you can get a 4L cask of Chateau Aldi plonk at twice the strength for under ten bucks.

EDIT: Then all you need is a three-day growth and a Dannermann cigar.
 
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Glad to see I'm not the last remaining miserable bar-steward on this earth who takes exception to being shafted. Even though, for the first time in my life, I could probably afford it, it would still stick in my craw and spoil the occasion.

Man, homebrewers are notorious skinflints, haven't you noticed?
Actually, I'd say we're just more prudent how we spend our hard earned, like Yorkshiremen. Or the Dutch.
 

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Look at the facts 3 to 5% increase on the tax only takes a schooner up by about 20 to 30c so don't know how they get $12 for schooner.
 

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I may not get Craft beer at my local golf club or beer on tap however $4 bucks a stubby or a 8 pack for $20 of what ever flavour they have in the fridge (mainly C.U.B products) i think its only $5 for johnny walker and coke.
My local pub i am paying $6.00 a schooner during happy Hour and $7.40 a schooner after happy hour
my other Local its just a flat $7.40 discounted using members card or $8.00 non member card
Craft beer for a schooner it the craft bar near home i am paying $13.00
Alcohol tax is the killer like the gaspers tax
 

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Look at the facts 3 to 5% increase on the tax only takes a schooner up by about 20 to 30c so don't know how they get $12 for schooner.
I considered that myself but the prices listed above are average prices. If Happy Hour is $7.00 then the high end in some pubs will be $10. Last time I drank in a licenced premises for lunch on a pensioners Thursday lunch it was $8.50 for a schooner. The problem is that the publican and bar staff aren't getting it. It's a rise in tax every 6 months in line with CPI.

PS: I should add that I bought the "Seniors Steak" for the first time ever. I got my Seniors Card nearly 2 years ago. I had to laugh because when I tried to explain I liked it "medium rare", the guy taking the order gave me a very confused look and informed me that the steaks were so thin, they would simply be "cooked". I foolishly then also ordered the "Prawn Topper". An additional $8, for which I received 4 already cooked and then over-cooked / re-cooked supermarket vannamei prawns in a dodgy sauce. Hard to justify going out to dinner (lunch) with family or friends when I know I can cook much better food at home for way less money.
 
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Clubs can subsidise their meals/drinks from pokies earnings, and probably own the building and land.
Brew pubs probably don't have pokies and almost never own the premises so the rent comes into play, and inner city prices are ridiculous.
My local (country) brewpub charges $8 or $9 (depending on strength) per schooner and you can wander around his brewery, BUT the family owns the premises.
So perhaps $10 or $12 a schooner isn't such a rip off, if they have ridiculous rent to pay.
And of course most of these "boutique" places aren't aimed at us old farts, they're after the "disposable income" brigade, or "dinks" as they used to be called.
 

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Meanwhile you can get a 4L cask of Chateau Aldi plonk at twice the strength for under ten bucks.

EDIT: Then all you need is a three-day growth and a Dannermann cigar.
Reason to make your own :) I was saying to someone the other day the small increments were sustainable... like 2.50 to 2.75 to 3.00
but not 7.00 to 8.50 to 10.00 is different. Wont be long they will be $20.00

Interseting they are cheaper in Canberra :) less tax in ACT..?
 

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Methinks too many parliamentarians are wine drinkers.
That's what has always bugged me with alcohol excise. The end product is taxed differently depending on what feedstock the sugar is derived from. I can live with different purchase sizes being taxed differently (6 pack versus slab, etc). Why is wine taxed differently from beer or spirits?

Really the excise should be based on the %ABV of the product, and the package size. I wouldn't even tax differently based on how it was sold (bottlo versus a pint at the bar).
 

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