Surprise for the day: Australian beer is cheaper in the US than in Australia


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    My two favourite Australian beers would have to be Coopers Pale Ale, and the Malt Shovel Brewery Amber Ale. In fact, I am half way through a MSB now, which might explain my terrible spelling in this post. Then again, it might also be that I've been working away for 12 hours now. Anyways, back to the story... Since moving to the US I have been subsisting on these terrible American beers that they have around here. Some of the micro-brews are ok-ish, and Sierra Nevada is better than a punch in the face, but they're really nothing special. For a start, their weak. On the non-micro-brew front, I recommend Coors if you're in a no-beer emergency and you have to get something mainstream.

    The other fall back drinking plan has been to develop a taste for Margaritas, which we have been serving in 500 mil pint glasses for effect.

    Anyway, back to the story... So yesterday Catherine and the kids and I ventured out to try to fix this. BevMo was rumoured to have Australian beers, and I thought it might be worth a try. The exciting news is that it turns out that BevMo's Australian beer options (my two favourites included) are cheaper here than in Australia. Both are available for $6.99 US ($9.42 Australian as I write this), compared with $13.98 in Australia for a six pack in Canberra.

    Hurrah for international trade!


posted at: 21:18 | path: /travel/usa | permanent link to this entry

    ### Ian Gay

    I wouldn't want to pay more than US$6.99 a six pack for it either, once an Aussie dockworker has drunk half of it and topped it up with his own piss :)

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