BEER PRICE COULD RISE FURTHER Beer price rises which operate today cover only increased excise.
If an application by the breweries for a price increase (now before the Prices Commissioner) is approved, beer prices will rise still further. New prices in force today include :- Pint (16 oz.), 1 shilling and 3 pence (rise 3 pence); schooner, front bar 10½ pence (2 pence), saloon 11 pence (2 pence); butcher, front bar, 6½ pence (1½ pence), saloon, 7½ pence (1 penny); bottle, Cooper ale, 2 shillings and 5 pence (6 pence); beer lager, or ale other than Cooper, 2 shillings and 4 pence (6 pence).
The drinker now pays more than half the price of his beer in excise. Excise on a bottle of beer is now about 1 shilling and 2½ pence, an increase of nearly 6 pence. Excise on a reputed pint is now 9 pence.
Melbourne, Friday: Increased prices for beer, effective immediately, were announced today by the Prices Commissioner (Mr. Waldron). The new prices within the metropolitan area are: 4-oz. glasses 5 pence; 7-oz.. 9 pence; 11-oz. 1 shilling. Bottled beer will cost 2 shillings and 4 pence a bottle.
– Adelaide News Friday 28 September 1951
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