Thursday, November 3, 2011

So DC Is Making Beer Now! But Wait... Why Aren't We Getting Cheaper Prices?, Cont.

Jeff Alworth of Beervana isn't so impressed with Tammy Tuck's City Paper piece, which I wrote about last week:
A magnum opus on beer pricing, and we come up with no real explanation. My guess is this: craft beer is in its novel, exotic phase in DC and there isn't a huge amount of competition. As a consequence, the small group of consumers who are supporting the local breweries are willing to shell out a huge premium on a price of beer. If the market were healthier, bigger, and more competitive, those prices would drop like a stone.
If that's true, it seems beer-loving Washingtonian entrepreneurs need to get to work opening up more breweries.

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