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Having a whinge at the price of beer

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by welly2, 5/6/16.

 

  1. quantum8

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    Posted 6/6/16
    I now just ask for a small or a large beer. Too many differences between states and countries for me to get upset over local semantics :)
     
  2. sp0rk

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    Posted 6/6/16
    I bought a schooner of Old, A schooner of Super Dry and a schooner of soda with lime the other night at my usual watering hole (The Commercial in Aberdeen)
    $15.50...
    Pretty sure the schooners were $5.20 each
    What makes soda so damn expensive?
    Same pub charges $7 odd for 150 lashes, so I've changed back to Old, and constantly bug them to put some sort of stout on tap
     
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  3. kevinj

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    Posted 6/6/16
    No body has mentioned the social sciences factor
    i.e. keeping the riff-raff/unwashed out of there hipster bars.
    Keeping the volume down of drunks picking fights and pissing there pants at the bar.
    These drunks are the people the government use to drive up the taxes
    Just look at what they did with alco pops, because of the kids.

    Some years ago i came across some youngsters crowing about all the bottles of vodka and orange(alco pops) they had drunk the night before.
    I then pointed out, for the same cost they could have brought a bottle of vodka and 5l of orange juice and got really pissed.
    The blank look I got was "what you talkin bout willis"
     
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  4. Spiesy

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    Posted 6/6/16
    I don't know where you've been and when you were there, but a pint is a pint in Vic, a pot is a pot and schooners do exist (although they're a little rarer).
     
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    Posted 6/6/16
    Yeah, SA certainly is different. The pints in South Australia are the same as pints in America, which is around a schooner size in most of the rest of Australia.
     
  6. outbreak

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    Posted 6/6/16
    Havent confirmed this but apparently the redeveloped Guildford Hotel in WA is charging $9-$11 for schooners in glasses that are pretty close to a middy size.
     
  7. jimmy86

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    Posted 6/6/16
    But in my opinion, if the alco pop tax was never introduced they wouldn't have the drug epidemic that is currently happening.
     
  8. fletcher

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    Posted 6/6/16
    it's what i do mate. sadly, i can't afford 'craft beer bar' prices; apart from the botany view hotel in st. peters/newtown. their prices are quite cheap. give that a try if you're around. no affiliation.
     
  9. Vini2ton

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    Posted 6/6/16
    Why don't you all join AA and stop your whinging you pack of old sheilas. Think of the money you've saved over all those years of homebrewing and fuckin treat yourselves occasionally. Bought a marstons pedigree the other day, well worth the 8.99 I paid for it.
     
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    Posted 6/6/16
    Sitting in Evans Head bowling club tonight for work this week, only $5 for a schooner of 150 lashes.. So, silver linings...
     
  11. TheWiggman

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    Posted 6/6/16
    How much does AA cost?
     
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    I remember the first time my parents came over here for a visit from the UK, I took my Dad out for a few beers with my mate.

    We were at Hargreaves Hill, we'd ordered 3x pints of Zenith IPA, I'd insisted he get the first round.

    He gets out his wallet, picks a blue note. I shake my head.

    He adds a purple note. I shake my head. He rolls his eyes.

    He gets a red note. I shake my head. He stares at me.

    I select a yellow note for him and remind him he's only here on holiday :D
     
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  13. Grott

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    Posted 6/6/16
    Obviously you don't mind being ripped off, same attitude to food, utility costs etc? If you think about it, it's nothing to do with the "money saved over all those years....." It's about the rip off and not all of us heaps of cash to chuck around.
     
  14. indica86

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    Posted 6/6/16
    I had a few beers when I went to the Gold Coast recently.
    Pints for $8 to $11. 36 beers on tap they had. No issue with the prices as I was on holiday but I would not do that a lot if I lived there.
     
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    Posted 6/6/16
    $9.50 for a stubbie of mid strength megaswill in karratha, (standard price for a carton though at the bottlo)
     
  16. danestead

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    I'm up to about brew 53 so far. The $5,000ish I've spent on brewing gear has almost paid itself off.
     
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    Posted 6/6/16
    I already mentioned it on another thread, but Aldi's green (Pale Ale I think) carton of Storm, at ~$31 was definitely not bad at all.
     
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    You and my Dad would get on well, he raves about Aldi Storm.
    I don't mind it on a hot arvo, there's a time and a place for every beer especially when it's Dads shout.
     
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    Posted 6/6/16
    Nice work Danwood. Please keep reminding all the Poms they are only here for holidays.......you could tell the Kiwis that too.

    PS. No offence meant mate. I am sure you old Dad is a great bloke. Just joking.
     
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  20. contrarian

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    I have a night out in a pub in Sydney or another major city a handful of times a year and given there's no decent craft beer pubs where I live I like to go somewhere with a good range.

    Yes it is expensive but given what I save on a weekly basis drinking my home brew rather than cartons of mega swill I'm not going to let the cost ruin a good night out. Still cheaper than when I used to get on the cans in my 20s!
     
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