How much does distance from the brewery affect the retail price of beer.................?

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vollont
22:39 Mon 8/6/2012

Like if I were to get a 6pack of Sam Adams lager from a retailer in Boston, is there much of a difference in price on average than if I were to get it at a store in say Arizona? Or a 6pack of Anchor Steam from a retailer in San Francisco vs buying that same beer at a store in New York. Or is a case of Budweiser any cheaper at a supermarket in St Louis vs getting that same case in Montana. Or any other brand of beer. Regardless of any taxes, does the distance and shipping costs affect the retail price of beer that much?

Do you see any noticeable difference in the stores beer prices as you go closer or farther from where that beer is made? Or are the retail beer prices uniform across the country? Why and why not?

 
fiulijn
beers 19614 º places 696 º 23:51 Mon 8/6/2012

0

they are just charging us too much for beer!

 
Ernesto987
beers 5625 º places 104 º 08:04 Tue 8/7/2012

If this the same guy that is doing the market research?

call some stores and find out.

 
drfabulous
beers 6912 º places 141 º 08:09 Tue 8/7/2012

Isnít a Sam Adams lager brewed in Cincinnati?

 
RABinCO
beers 1508 º places 101 º 08:16 Tue 8/7/2012

Originally posted by Ernesto987
If this the same guy that is doing the market research?


Yes. Please for the love of Cthulhu stop encouraging him.

 
MacBoost
beers 1782 º places 30 º 08:24 Tue 8/7/2012

Originally posted by Ernesto987
If this the same guy that is doing the market research?


He should at least buy a premium membership.

 
acurtis
beers 53 º places 7 º 08:26 Tue 8/7/2012

none

 
502Che
beers 999 º places 47 º 08:28 Tue 8/7/2012

7

 
v1rgil
beers 151 º places 10 º 08:34 Tue 8/7/2012

 
b3shine
beers 8248 º places 319 º 08:35 Tue 8/7/2012

Originally posted by drfabulous
Isnít a Sam Adams lager brewed in Cincinnati?


Yep, thereís a Sam Adams factory right outside of downtown in OTR. I think itís where they make Cherry Wheat (and whatever else), as they use MI cherries in it.