Jakehead IPA

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Dave Herbal, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. It's all relative though. You buy a can of Carling for under a quid and you'll pay 3-4 quid for a pint in a pub.

    You'll pay 2 to 3 quid for a craft ale in a shop, then obviously it's going to be more expensive in a pub.
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  2. daedalus

    daedalus Winger

  3. StevenSAFC

    StevenSAFC Midfield

    I got a 6.5% IPA in the Bacchus not long back and it was £13.20. I kicked up a right stink and told him he really needs to inform people it's that pricey before pulling it.

    It was limited edition special or some shite. Tasted no better than other 'cheaper' ones.
  4. what the.... now that is taking the mick...
  5. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker


    I like Jakehead mate, I really like it a lot but ha'way!

    Of course it is.
  6. oROSSo

    oROSSo Striker Staff Member

    :lol: I was in there last saturday and my mate reckoned it was 'yuppy'
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  7. daedalus

    daedalus Winger

    Craft ales, still use same basic ingredients as lager and no import duty on it, and yet we're paying 30-40% more in some cases. Supply and demand I suppose; begrudgingly, I'd still pay £5.50 for neck oil rather than £3.50 for lager.
  8. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    It's a fine line though. Some people kick up a fuss if you tell them it's a pricey pint, as if you've just accused them of looking poor. I think anything north of £6 these days and you should definitely inform the customer.

    I get a bit narky if people tell me something is expensive like. But that's because I know what I'm ordering and how much it'll be usually and the fuckers should know that I know :lol:

    What about craft lagers there mate?
  9. what you have to remember is most are not doing it on an industrial scale and their overheads are far bigger than the huge brewers.

    distribution, packaging etc.

    you should really be crying fowl when you are paying over a fiver for Peroni when its just generic premium lager with no more overheads than say stella
  10. daedalus

    daedalus Winger

    Well aye, same thing- Brooklyn is over £5 a pint. I suppose Epping hit nail on head with the fact that they're not mass produced like other beers.
    I agree that barman should be telling you if a beer is unusually expensive, most do tbf, Pivni in York will always say if a beers are over a fiver.
  11. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    Loads of hop forward American style IPAs use a load more hops as well. Thats more expensive and they're paying more for hops anyway as they're not ordering as many as the huge breweries.
  12. Patch

    Patch Winger

    Tidied. I was proper "You're f**king joking, aren't you?" when I got my change back.

    :eek: And I thought they'd had my trousers down! That is mental.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
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  13. Mackem00

    Mackem00 Striker

    I'd put the fucker on my mantlepiece at that price.
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  14. PTR

    PTR Striker

    That's absolutely bonkers. I think I'd have refused to pay tbh.

    No they don't. A lot use imported hops for starters.

    Also, small batches are simply far more expensive to make.
  15. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Aye but I can produce a 40 pint batch of beer, using 200g of hops for about 40p a pint so there's not really justification for the silly prices they charge.
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  16. James

    James Striker

    Running a business costs a bit anarl like.

    I don't really mind paying it tbh, it's nice to think the profit is going towards a small business venture and not some multi-national.
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  17. bmp1970

    bmp1970 Midfield

    Since I started drinkng proper ale I always check the price list on the wall..
  18. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Aye but a craft brewery will have a lot lower overheads as well.
  19. Duty , vat, shipping, bottling all adds up. Then the pub needs to make a quid or two per pint to cover it's costs and make a bit.

    I doubt it. They haven't got the economy of scale.

    Driving 20 miles to drop off 2 9 gallon barrels etc...

    All time and money..
  20. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    Where do you brew? At home? Do you include your mortgage/rent in that figure?

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