$9 six-pack

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November 23rd, 2012 at 6:01:34 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: AcesAndEights
Wow, sounds a lot like WA state's "roll-your-own" cigarette shops, which were all shut down earlier this year. They were shut down due to a Federal law regarding regulations, but even without that law, the state legislature had passed a tax subjecting the RYO cigarettes to the same taxes as regular cigarettes anyway. So they would have faded in popularity as the price advantage all but disappeared.

Surprised your local government hasn't done something similar with these places.


IIRC U-Brew got around this because the person who "pitches the yeast" is the brewer and if you brew your own you are not buying beer, just water, yeast, hops, etc. Sorry to all for the duplicate U-Brew post as I did not notice the first one.
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November 23rd, 2012 at 10:53:50 AM permalink
TheCesspit
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Quote: AcesAndEights
Wow, sounds a lot like WA state's "roll-your-own" cigarette shops, which were all shut down earlier this year. They were shut down due to a Federal law regarding regulations, but even without that law, the state legislature had passed a tax subjecting the RYO cigarettes to the same taxes as regular cigarettes anyway. So they would have faded in popularity as the price advantage all but disappeared.

Surprised your local government hasn't done something similar with these places.


They'd have to make the production of alcohol in BC illegal to do so, and that would be hard to do so. Instead they regulate the sale of alcohol and the import of it. The home brewing and u-brew scene here in BC is quite active, and removing it would not be popular. There's also brew your own wine as well.

The government runs the liquor import business, and runs some of the liquor stores, something, the liberal (socialist to some) I am, wishes would change.
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December 18th, 2012 at 8:38:13 AM permalink
FarFromVegas
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Quote: zippyboy
I remember spending $9.99 for a six-pack of Anchor Steam back in about 1995. $8 now will get you a single Corona at the bar at Venetian. Just sayin'.


Anchor Steam is worth it. That's my favorite. There's a local restaurant here that is located on a pier so it closes down around Labor Day, and all the beer is discounted then to avoid having to try to store it or sell it in the restaurant next door (an upscale place where you would drink wine instead) so I always hope they have leftover Anchor Steam so I can scoop it up, cheap. But the catch is you have to drink it there and I'm good for two, max.
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December 18th, 2012 at 10:58:00 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: rdw4potus
That's driving me NUTS. Where am I supposed to buy beer in this state? I managed to find wine and liquor, but apparently the liquor stores don't sell beer. But neither do grocery stores. So what am I missing??


After prohibition was lifted PA Governor Gifford Pinchot stated that the purpose of the Liquor Control Board was to "discourage the purchase of alcoholic beverages by making it as inconvenient and expensive as possible" and still meet the legal right to sell alcohol.

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The Restaurant Liquor License is the most common type of license, which authorizes a licensee to sell liquor (including wine) and malt or brewed beverages, such as beer, to customers for them to drink on the premises. Currently the Liquor Code limits the number of licenses for the retail sale of liquor and malt or brewed beverages to one license for each 3,000 residents in any county, exclusive of such licenses granted to public venues, performing arts facilities, continuing care retirement communities, airport restaurants, municipal golf courses, hotels, privately-owned public golf courses, racetracks, automobile racetracks, non-primary pari-mutual wagering locations, and national veterans organizations. An applicant may apply for a new license through the PLCBs Bureau of Licensing. A new license may be available as a result of an opening in the quota system, due to a legislative exception to the quota, or because there is no quota for the particular license.

In the event a county has exceeded its quota, as most of them have, the prospective licensee must buy an existing license from someone who already holds one and apply, through the Bureau of Licensing, to have it transferred to a new owner, a new location or both.
February 25th, 2013 at 5:39:22 PM permalink
reno
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Not sure whether to attribute this to curiosity or just the fact that I'm a sucker for a bargain... but I just bought some Bud Light Platinum and some Budweiser Black Crown.

Short version of the story: Bud Light Platinum is awful. But Budweiser Black Crown is okay. Not great, but adequate. My local Safeway has it on sale for $10.99 a 12 pack, so it's probably the best beer you can buy for the price. Which isn't saying much...
February 26th, 2013 at 9:11:31 PM permalink
reno
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As it turns out, Anheiser-Busch is being sued for watering down Bud Light Platinum which perhaps explains why it tastes like it's been watered down.
February 27th, 2013 at 4:36:57 PM permalink
jml24
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I thought people liked Bud Light BECAUSE it tastes watered down.
August 31st, 2017 at 10:21:53 AM permalink
reno
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NYC mayor just signed a bill that will raise cigarettes to $13/pack starting in June 2018. The bill also forces pharmacies like Walgreens & Duane Read out of the smoking business.

The retail price for black market tax-free cigarettes in NYC is $8/pack, so that industry will thrive, obviously.
August 31st, 2017 at 12:51:36 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Partial, piecemeal prohibition. Worse than the Volstead Act.
August 31st, 2017 at 1:19:06 PM permalink
reno
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Quote: Fleastiff
Partial, piecemeal prohibition. Worse than the Volstead Act.


At least there are loopholes. And the loopholes aren't particularly onerous considering the widespread availability of black market cigarettes sold throughout NYC.
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