Beer price$ gone up by you?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, Jun 5, 2022.


Have beer prices gone up by you?

This poll will close on Jul 3, 2022 at 11:31 PM.
  1. Very much higher

    31 vote(s)
  2. Slightly higher

    82 vote(s)
  3. Stayed about the same

    20 vote(s)
  1. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (319) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Have beer prices gone up by
    you lately? If so how significant?

    In my state (NJ) I haven't seen a huge
    jump in prices. Maybe just slightly?
  2. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,440) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Seems like locally crafted beers have seen price increases of mere cents in the storefront. Some of the higher end distribution is up as much as a dollar. As far as prices at the breweries themselves, I would say it’s near the same. Supposedly though a worldwide grain shortage is going to be putting a damper on things in the near future. I know, I know. Just what we need; another “crisis”. Cheers.
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  3. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Meyvn (1,003) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    Just beer, food and gas cost more.
  4. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,412) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    Some stuff went up by .25 - .50 cents but most of it has stayed about the same.
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  5. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Disciple (384) Apr 9, 2015 California

    KBS recently dropped from 24ish dollars to 16 Dollars everywhere i have seen it.
    Never was a big fan of it. Espresso KBS is goodm KBS tastes like cheap chocolate syrup ( Hersheys,Kirkland etc)
  6. dennisthreeninefiveone

    dennisthreeninefiveone Initiate (135) Aug 11, 2020 New Jersey

    I've noticed higher prices in bars but not at retail stores.
  7. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (2,254) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    About $1.50 for 12-packs of midrange (price), local Craft brands, and about $1.00 for big national and international brands — typically mass consumption, light lagers.

    I’m hoping that these prices hold through 2022, but with energy costs and delivery fees increasing, you never can tell!
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  8. BruChef

    BruChef Initiate (182) Nov 8, 2009 New York

    Genny specialty 12 packs (Grapefruit Kolsch, Oktoberfest, Bock, Dry-Hopped Cream Ale, etc.) have gone up in the past three years from $8.99 to $10.99 or $11.99 depending on the retailer. Still a bargain though. The biggest jump I noticed the other day was Saranac seasonal 12 packs. I feel like it was just a few years ago they were $12.99. Picked one up a couple days ago and it was $17.99. Granted their quality has certainly improved but that used to be my budget beer. Still beats $20 for a 4 pack of hop slurry.
  9. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,148) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio

    Yes, along with everything else
  10. jonphisher

    jonphisher Meyvn (1,269) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Much like you in NJ, I haven't notice any huge changes. Just slight 1-2$ increases at some breweries. The bigger craft breweries (below) have pretty much stayed the same, from what I have seen.

    Prima still runs 9-10 a six pack, yards still going for 20$ a 12 pack along with Cape May.
  11. Mortal_Wombat

    Mortal_Wombat Initiate (127) Jul 7, 2020 Texas

    I think the max I've seen is $2.50 on speciality beers like local BA stouts and a very slight increase on local hazies and the like around DFW. Haven't noticed it at all on craft/import lagers which is what I mainly buy.
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  12. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,537) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    The triangle of a happy life!
  13. beer_beer

    beer_beer Defender (620) Feb 13, 2018 Finland

    To be honest I don't really know, so many beers in circulation. But why wouldn't they go up? That would be special these times...
  14. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,779) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Things have been steadily going up out here for a while. I haven't noticed a steeper trajectory for beer prices this year, but they're going up just like they have every year since 2017'ish. I'm numb to it unless something is particularly egregious.
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  15. gshak

    gshak Zealot (557) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    Nope, nope, nope, (covers ears) LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LALLAAALALLA
  16. gshak

    gshak Zealot (557) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    Founders Porter has gone up a dollar, KBS has dropped from $22.99/$24.99 to $16.99, Alesmith BB Speedway is available at $7.99/12 oz, that's a huge drop from $35/25oz, Penn's best NA is at $2.99 a sixer. So I say, overall it has dropped a tad and more beers are now accessible than ever before.
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  17. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Disciple (384) Apr 9, 2015 California

    I prefer the 2020 11oz BB Speedway at $14 over the 2020. In my opinion the quality dropped in comparison but at least the 2020 Version is still available at Alesmith.
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  18. defunksta

    defunksta Meyvn (1,425) Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota

    Yes, it's gone up slightly higher. However, I feel like much less compared to many of consumer goods. Sure the price has gone up, but sometimes feels like a nice discount after getting gas and groceries.
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  19. jjboesen

    jjboesen Meyvn (1,345) Feb 1, 2002 Maryland

    Yes. But I have always paid more for the beers I prefer.
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  20. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,901) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Gooseweiser BCBS is coming down slightly. Still waiting for it to show up in the shelf turd cart for $4.99, though.
  21. mgross50

    mgross50 Initiate (25) Apr 15, 2004 New York

    Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but, on a related note I think KEG prices have risen.
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  22. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Disciple (354) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    What HASN'T gone up lately, or shrunk in size, or both?
  23. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Disciple (317) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania

    I’ve noticed a slight increase ($1-$2) at my local brewery on 4 packs. I haven’t noticed much of an increase at my local distributor.
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  24. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (319) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

  25. puboflyons

    puboflyons Poo-Bah (6,244) Jul 26, 2008 New Hampshire

    I haven't notice a substantial change in New Hampshire. I think it depends on the brewery.

    But I would not be surprised to see 12 ounce bottles/cans go the European route of 11.3 ounces at some point.
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  26. beer_beer

    beer_beer Defender (620) Feb 13, 2018 Finland

    Wow. Just read that beer over here has risen just 1.3% in a year, which of course makes it a big winner, and good for the hobby. Compare that to coffee and fresh fish, which approach an upping of 50%. Also checked the overall inflation, it's 7%, could be worse.
    #26 beer_beer, Jun 21, 2022 at 6:38 AM
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2022 at 6:46 AM
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  27. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,252) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Perfect understatement. What I can say is that today I'm going to buy several cases of various Sierra Nevada at $14.99 a 12 pack. Smarter shopping is more necessary than ever.
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  28. dennisthreeninefiveone

    dennisthreeninefiveone Initiate (135) Aug 11, 2020 New Jersey

    That is a good price for a SN 12pack. $18.99 in North NJ.
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  29. Brook82

    Brook82 Aspirant (200) Oct 21, 2018 Ohio

    10 to 18% increase for beers across the spectrum in Ohio.
  30. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (3,005) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts

    Outrageous here - I suspect that they are price gouging. Basically a 50% price increase since last week.

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  31. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (5,270) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I haven't really noticed any shifts from the local breweries I frequent. Their 4-packs still range from $16 (lagers) to $24 (TIPA).

    What I did notice is a local restaurant that has built its name on offering craft beer and accompanying quality / fancy burgers is charging ~$12 for 12oz cans of some limited local beer options (admittedly, they're both limited offerings, but they retail for something like $15 per 4pck of 12oz cans). It's the first instance I've encountered of inflated beer pricing, at least, inflated enough for me to both take note and share my experience with internet strangers.
  32. Mgh2001

    Mgh2001 Initiate (34) Dec 3, 2021

  33. Providence

    Providence Crusader (797) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I'm no economist, but I don't think one can price gouge on beer, as it's a luxury item.
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  34. budsNpils

    budsNpils Initiate (151) Aug 6, 2021 Texas

    Exactly what I've noticed around as well. With the heat and inflation iv switched to drinking more craft/import lagers.
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  35. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (319) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Ouch! Sorry!
  36. oneeye

    oneeye Disciple (309) Feb 17, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I just had a weird experience at Save On Beer Pgh, Pa. I dropped a package off at fed ex and stopped in the beer distributor across the street. Grabbed a 12 pack of Fat Heads Head Hunter $28.50 + tax. I said “I’m sorry I cannot pay that price. Why are you charging that price?” He said “beer prices went up across the board. Good luck finding it anywhere cheaper and by the time you do, you will spend more in gas money then you would paying the increase.”

    Wtf? No thanks. I’ will go to the local gas station and pay $21.50. This place is overrun with old beer sitting on the shelf nobody will buy. It used to be a good beer distributor at one time, but that was like 20 years ago.
  37. oneeye

    oneeye Disciple (309) Feb 17, 2007 Pennsylvania

    [​IMG]No price increase at Joe’s Beer $21.50.
  38. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Poo-Bah (1,642) Jul 27, 2013 Texas
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    I think generally +10 to +20%. And that’s mostly local breweries.

    I would be very concerned if anybody didn’t raise their prices….brewing beer is a tough business even in the best of times, and their input costs have absolutely gone up.
  39. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,226) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Just wait for the Black Friday release of BCBS. Count on that being more painful than usual. You think I'd learn to just buy one of each variant released here, but probably not.