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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #1

I found this letter in the Irish Times, published 19th August 1986:
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Leaving early for beer reasons? Hardcore.

A snarky rebuttal was published on the 23rd:
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I notice both correspondents are foreigners. Presumably nobody in Ireland gave a toss.

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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #2

both miss the vital point: Furstenberg was available in Ireland in 1986...

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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #3

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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #4

Eight years later I was working in a nightclub near Armagh where a half-pint bottle of Tennent's was 70p. A pint in a pub in town was £1.35.

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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #5

&quot;TheBeerNut&quot;:j65ganpe wrote: Eight years later I was working in a nightclub near Armagh where a half-pint bottle of Tennent's was 70p. A pint in a pub in town was £1.35.[/quote:j65ganpe]

75p in 1986 is £1.90 in 2012 money and £1.10 in 1994 money. Beer pricing has certainly outstripped inflation.

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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #6

You're not really comparing like with like, though. I'm fairly sure you can get a pint for under £1.90 in non-London Wetherspoons. And that's not allowing for excise duty rises.

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