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15-08-2012, 11:30
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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XNaME4uqfpk/UCt0cadfDFI/AAAAAAAADZ0/MvuRa20tttM/s1600/brewerylogo.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XNaME4uqfpk/UCt0cadfDFI/AAAAAAAADZ0/MvuRa20tttM/s1600/brewerylogo.jpg)At GBBF, Braustelle Amarillo Schwartz Bier, 6.5% abv, imported specially from Cologne, duty paid, (presumably at the full rate of 72p a pint as there is no reduction on imported beers*); £4.80 a pint. Kernel IPA, also 6.5%in a well known London pub, specially imported from just round the corner; £7.00 a pint. Duty paid at the reduced rate of 36p a pint.

Is there possibly do you think, that there is a bit of overcharging in one case? Or do you perhaps believe that CAMRA didn't make enough money of the Braustelle and should have been charging more?

Seems to me, if they aren't careful, what will slow any craft beer renaissance isn't about being too cold and gassy, but pricing themselves out of the game. Or is this part of what sets "craft" beer apart and if you don't like it or can't afford it, that's just too bad?

And the Braustelle was the far classier beer.

* See Beer Nut's response. I am wrong about the duty. Progressive Beer Duty applies it seems, to imports too. Well I never. https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8629758183547510158-3933857646201919081?l=tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.c om

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