- 6-packs: $9.66, down 3 cents (Q1: -.01, Q2: -.02)
- 22-ounce bombers: $5.54, up 30 cents (Q1: +.30, Q2: -.00)
- 6-packs (sale price): $8.91, down 3 cents (Q1: +.12, Q2: -.15)
- 22-ounce bombers (sale price): $4.98, up 4 cents (Q1: -.09, Q2: +.13)
- 16 oz. draft: $4.61 up 9 cents
- 16 oz. draft (happy hour): $3.79, up 9 cents
I also wonder if I will be able to keep Belmont Station in the retail index. They seem to be tweaking the six-pack selection, and I wouldn't be surprised if they dropped some of the old stalwarts that a boring price index depends on. I'm sure the changes allow a more interesting selection there, but it will sadden me to lose that data point (and hopefully I'll be able to find a replacement). The pub side of Belmont is better than ever, and it will continue to be in the pub price index.
The bomber non-sale price is way up, largely because Hopworks IPA has gone way up in price. Retailers (or wholesalers) seem to be trying to get people used to the new normal by offering discounted sale prices on it for now. The six-pack chart actually tapers off a little bit, mainly because of continued pressure on Terminal Gravity and Caldera, whose six-packs used to be relatively expensive but are starting to fall more in line with everyone else.
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