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Beer still costs more than gas

Beer: Cheaper than GasFunny T-shirt today at Shirts on Sale (no affiliation deal; just a link), but the fact is that beer costs a lot more than gas. A gallon of gas around here — $3.35 to $3.45 in these parts this morning — will set you back less than half what a half-gallon growler of beer costs at a local brewery.

So don’t wimp out. Oppose suggestions we need a gas tax holiday.

Fact is our family would almost surely benefit more than yours (since our summer is full of diesel-powered travel), and we’re not biting on this short-term fix.

5 Responses to Beer still costs more than gas

  1. Stephan May 1, 2008 at 11:43 am #

    So how about a beer tax holiday until the next hops crop comes in?

  2. Swordboarder May 1, 2008 at 11:54 am #

    Fortunately, not all beer is created equal. Craft beer does cost more.

    However there is a Gold metal winner that is below the price of gas: PBR in a 15.5 gallon keg. $49.99 for a 15.5 gal keg is only $3.22 per gallon.

    http://www.savemorbeer.com/products_beer_kegs.htm

  3. Keith May 1, 2008 at 2:29 pm #

    Betcha I can make a half-growler last A LOT LONGER than a gallon of gas. Hell I’ll burn half that down the road to get any beer.

    It is a short-term bullshit idea. But then, the fact that soccer moms are still riding around in Suburbans is bullshit too.

    Supply and demand is what it’s all about, and it’s only going to GET WORSE until Americans decide to give up huge gas-guzzing SUVs.

  4. Lew Bryson May 1, 2008 at 9:25 pm #

    Stan, you’re diesel-powered too? Our diesel got crazy around here lately, I’m paying $4.49. Still ahead of the game at 40-odd mpg, but damn, that’s a buck more than gas!

  5. Stan Hieronymus May 2, 2008 at 4:48 am #

    $3.99 to $4.15 here. Lucrative enough that an organized “gang” has found a way to steal diesel from individual station’s ground tanks at night.

    Which means they are turning around and selling it somewhere. Sounds like something out of the Sopranos.

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