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Beer Prices 8 years 4 weeks ago #7

[quote:3kudlbs0]But 5.50 for their own brews (which are fairly average IMO) is just wild. Sweetman's core range are far superior and they're only 4quid a pop. Was chatting about this with a mate the other day, and I think the Cottage Group have raised the prices of their own range to make up for all the free pints they give away (in exchange for cinema stubs, concert tickets, etc). I wouldn't drink their beers at those prices unless there was a marked improvement in quality.[/quote:3kudlbs0]

Exactly, why is the beer they produce more expensive than pints of Irish craft beer they buy in. I have seen the prices for their own brand beer in the brew dock and ATG creep up form the mid €4 mark to the mid €5's in the less than 18 months. That's nearly a 25% increase.

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Beer Prices 8 years 4 weeks ago #8

They're still €4.60 a pint in The Dark Horse.

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Beer Prices 8 years 4 weeks ago #9

They're still €4.60 a pint in The Dark Horse.[/quote:4b12ktuy]

last time i was there, their own stuff was the same price as the city center bars

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Beer Prices 8 years 4 weeks ago #10

It's stupid pricing on their part because if, for the same price, it's a choice between their own stuff or the likes of a Metalman I'm always going to chose the latter.

Their whiskey prices are all about €1-2 more than the B&C as well.

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Beer Prices 8 years 4 weeks ago #11

Its a shame really as I'm sure Chris will start churning out some really really nice beer with the new brewery but, with those prices, most people will be drinking other stuff, hardly a sustainable business model as they are making a much bigger margin on their own stuff.

Theirs not a huge difference in wholesale price between Craft and macro beers so why is their a HUGE difference in the retail price?

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Beer Prices 8 years 4 weeks ago #12

A pint of Murphy in McDaids was €4.95, a pint of O'Hara's stout in O'Neills was €4.95. I presume this is a fairly typical price for central Dublin.

My gripe wasn't price of the pint at €5.50 or €5.70 it was the markup on the 2/3 pints. Depending on the beer on offer and my mood etc will treat myself to a so called expensive pint every so often. I will not treat myself to very expensive schooners of the same beer. I like to get a semblence of value when I make a purchase.

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