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7 thoughts on “Raise the bar tab

  1. Jay

    Wow! How ironic! Myself and a few friends went to Curses Keme Friday night and had their juicy IPA…. 9$/pint! That’s and IPA served outta the tap AT the brewery who makes it right there. Unbelievable! Mind blown! That place is a “1 and done” for us,

    • SkahtP

      $9 isn’t their normal pricing for every beer. Typically it’s $6. That was also $9 for an imperial pint, not 16 ozs, and is a price point they only seem to use for high ABV.

      Expensive, maybe, but if you look at what a smaller pour at most other breweries is, for the same ABV, it’s not crazy. Personally I’m ok paying th3ir $9 and $6 prices for quantity and qaulity. He’s doing things most places aren’t with beer.

      • J

        Any pint above 8% is 9$/pint (juicy DIPA)… I think is way too steep considering how many better IPA’s one could snag in this town for 2/3 less the price…
        Although ur right; some other high gravity half pours are 5-6$/8oz pour. I stay away from those too; unless their considered amazing (seasonals, or 1timeWONDERS)

  2. Jay

    2. Asheville, NC

    You almost can’t go anywhere in Asheville without running into a brewery. This city of 92,000 has 26 breweries. That gives it the highest density of breweries per resident, at more than 28 breweries per 100,000 people. Asheville also offers a substantial craft beer scene with nice variety: It ranks 21st for bars per 10,000 residents. Unfortunately, drinking here will do no favors for your savings account, the cost of a pint of beer here is above the study average.

  3. Jamie

    What’s killing me is the growler prices. A lot of places here are selling growler fills for 18 dollars and up. 18:64=20.25:72 that equivalent to over 20 bucks a six pack! Growler fills should be cheaper since they don’t have to package it, deal with distribution, or marketing.

  4. J

    Growler refills at Asheville pizza (south) are 10$ On Thursdays
    And 7$ on Mondays at hiwire (Hilliard ave)

  5. Suds

    Too bad the quality isn’t rising too, maybe then people wouldn’t mind paying.

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