Price is relative

I want to get something off my chest. I do not care what beer costs. There, I said it. And I don’t regret it.

I just had Magic Hat # 9 recently. It was one of the best beers I have had in a while. It really made an impression. I could have been charged $8.00 for it and it would have been worth it.

How can I say that when I am “at liberty” employment wise. Shouldn’t I be going cheap. NO. I want to taste the best beer, not any beer. The point is not to get drunk. The point is to savor and explore. That is part of the reason why I started this blog. I want to guide people to better beer.

I firmly believe that it is better to have one really awesome experience of 16 ounces than it is to get a sixer and feel woozy.

The esteemed Garrett Oliver explains via cheese and bread this same theory. Are you going to buy white bread and pre-packaged cheese slices or would it be better to have great farmhouse cheddar on a baguette from the local bakery?

Same goes with beer. I’ll skimp elsewhere.

2 Replies to “Price is relative”

  1. yah but.. the other nite, in SF’s Monk’s Kettle, they wanted $14.5 for a bottle of Westmalle Tripel. I almost passed out when I saw the price. Went w/ a St Bernardus tripel on draft instead.

    we have all our limits I s’pose.

  2. Other than the high Price of Westmalle, is the Monk’s Kettle a good place to try? I will be in San Francisco in October. I almost never buy bottles from beer joints with great taps for that same point that you made. I always find good stuff on tap.

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