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Beer Prices 8 years 3 weeks ago #13

I was in Against the Grain last weekend. Had Voyager which was pretty ok. Had a black IPA by Sierra Nevada, can't remember the actual name. The SN was prices at €5.70 per pint and €2.85 for a 1/2 pint which is fair. However the schooner or 2/3 pint was priced at €4.60. My simple mind calculates the 2/3 pint at €3.80 (5.7 / 3 = 1.9, x 2 = 3.8 ) Either my maths are shockingly bad or that's a very hefty markup.[/quote:2s38spyy]


You sure it's 2/3 of a pint ? The only time I've drank schooners was when living in Sydney and it was 3/4 of a pint (425ml), not 2/3. Almost all draught beer in New South Wales was served as schooner size.

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Beer Prices 8 years 3 weeks ago #14

It was on the blackboard as 2/3 of a pint. The barman referred to the measure as a schooner.

If it was 3/4 of a pint it should be priced at €4.27 based on €5.70 a pint, not €4.60

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"Having a Brewfist Czech Norris in against the grain, very nice pils 6.7% and served in 2/3; pint glasses!

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Beer Prices 8 years 3 weeks ago #15

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If it was 3/4 of a pint it should be priced at €4.27 based on €5.70 a pint, not €4.60
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I think you were overcharged but I disagree on the above point.

When a drink is served in a bar there is large element of fixed cost for the bar, regardless of the size or cost price of the drink being served. The staff cost and overheads are basically the same for all sizes of beer served.

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Beer Prices 8 years 3 weeks ago #16

What about the price of soft drinks?
I am constantly amazed at the cost of a bar size coke or fanta.

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Beer Prices 8 years 3 weeks ago #17

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I think you were overcharged but I disagree on the above point.

When a drink is served in a bar there is large element of fixed cost for the bar, regardless of the size or cost price of the drink being served. The staff cost and overheads are basically the same for all sizes of beer served.[/quote]

I am aware of fixed costs in business, that is why businesses generate gross profits. It's the same fixed cost whether the barman serves a pint, a 1/2 pint or any other measure of beer. Why should the GP on a pint of draught beer differ from the GP on a 2/3, 3/4 pint of the same draught beer? Spirits are charged at multiples of a 35.5ml measure, why should beer differ? I'm not advocating marching on the Dáil, I just won't be buying over priced measures.

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Beer Prices 8 years 3 weeks ago #18

Why should the GP on a pint of draught beer differ from the GP on a 2/3, 3/4 pint of the same draught beer? [/quote:2ydeti3k]


Same reason why the GP of almost all goods falls as the size of the order increases.

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