I think the official internet rules are "If three people discuss a topic based on the same thing it's officially a meme." So, with my $.015 on the issue, this makes beer pricing officially a meme for the week. Tag, you're it.
Jeff Alworth wrote about Stan Heironymus's post that made note of a non-beer forum discussion about the price of a six-pack of Half Acre beer in Chicago.
And it made me realize that I've come kind of far, for better or for worse, from when I first started this site a year and a half ago. I told myself I would "tell it like it is" and "speak from a consumer's perspective" and I would "keep it real" and be the "voice of reason." And somewhere along the way that was, to quote my father, "thrown out the window."
I guess what I'm saying is that I think once upon a time, maybe even as recently as a year and a half ago, I would have raised bloody hell if I had to pay a whole $9 for a six-pack of beer. Not special beer mind you. But regular-old-beer from the small, unproven brewery down the street.
Like Stan and Jeff noted, I suspect that the average reader of this site, like the readers of their sites, don't really think twice about spending $9 for a six pack. Heck, as I'm writing this, I'm sipping on a ThermoRefur that I spent $2 on a single 12 oz bottle of.
So, without going into my own opinions and buying habits on this, how much is too much for a six-pack of your regular-old-everyday beer?