Beer Up – But Still Going Down

beer glasses 1951

AND WHAT DID they talk about in between drinks? Was it the increase in the price of beer which became operative today? In this picture, taken in a city hotel today, the prices are for the front bar. Saloon bar prices are 1d. for a butcher, and 2d. for a schooner.

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.), 1/3 (rise 3d.); schooner, front bar 10½. (2d.), saloon 1d. (2d.); butcher, front bar, 6½d. (1½d.), saloon, 7½d. (1d.); bottle, Cooper ale, 2/5 (6d.); beer lager, or ale other than Cooper, 2/4 (6d.). 

The drinker now pays more than half the price of his beer in excise. Excise on a bottle of beer is now about 1/2½, an increase of nearly 6d. Excise on a reputed pint is now 9d.

Melbourne, Fri.: 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. 5d.; 7-oz.. 9d.; 11-oz. 1/. Bottled beer will cost 2/4 a bottle.

  • News (Adelaide) Friday 28 September 1951


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