On Beer Price Pressures

Those of us of taste and distinction, who enjoy our beer imported and dark, these coming days will be dark indeed — Booze industry experts have issued a chilling warning that the British pint could hit £4 a pop – a price hike provoked by crap weather which has forced up the price of hops.”

And this: “To underline the dire state of affairs, Scottish & Newcastle — responsible for three of Europe’s top ten beers including Foster’s and Kronenbourg — today confirmed price increases in 2008 ‘way above the rate of inflation.'”

It’s bad enough that the President’s insane economic policies have led to a hellishly weak dollar, making Guinness more expensive anyway. And now, this.

In the immortal words of Bart Simpson, “This both sucks and blows.” :/

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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