30 May 2008
As I watch my tax-stimulus check come in one door and go right out the other door to cover my new property tax assessment increase, I started thinking. Personally, with the economy in the crapper, and the cost of everything from gas to bread going through the roof, my initial thoughts are all about why Luzerne Co chose NOW to put the "ass" in assessment. Once I decided to exhale and let that go, I started thinking what I suspect most of you did when your assessment letter arrived, Boy do I NEED a beer! Well of course beer prices are up too, so what's a guy (or girl) to do? Find an economical beer. Let's put our collective beer-heads together and come up with some recession-proof beers. As far as criteria, I'll put out that we're not looking at just cheap or low-taste beers like Natural Light or Old Bohemian. Lets see what we can come up with for beers that have great taste, drinkability, and more than a little ABV to kill off the assessment-flu AND a great local price (please include location and price).
I'll throw out one, and keep in mind creativity is rewarded here. My contribution will be $29 per case 2007 Sierra Nevada Celebration @ Pikes Creek Beverage. Great price, great beer, 7.2%ABV and ages wonderfully. I'm sure the Stegmaier beers will come in sub-$30, but I haven't noted any local prices myself so I'll leave that to someone else. I'm also pretty sure some of our member distributors will have some interesting suggestions that I haven't thought of either. OK recession-beer-hunters and mubeerbuzz members....Lets hear it...please Comment in your suggestions!