Behind The Pint – Episode 3: The Rising Cost of Your Pint

We all know that the cost of goods and labor is going up, but how does this affect the cost of your pint of craft beer? We gathered 3 brewers to discuss this and help you, the craft consumer, understand why the price of your pint and 4-pack might be a little higher this year.

The Brit’s co-host for this is Ken McMullen from Hopvine Brewing (Aurora IL), and joining them in the pub studio is Art History Brewing’s (Geneva IL) co-owner, Tom Rau. And over Zoom, we welcome Josh Grubbs, owner/brewer of Black Lung Brewing (Round Lake IL).

Not only do we consider the economics of producing a good craft beer, but we also are drinking some! Here’s what we consumed:

  • Black Lung Brewing – Lakeside Blonde, Blonde Ale, 4.7% ABV
  • Black Lung Brewing – Galaxie 503, Maltshake IPA, 7.0% ABV
  • Art History Brewing – Moda De Noche, Dunkel Lager, 5.0% ABV
  • Hopvine Brewing      – Hopviner Pils, North German Pilsner, 6.2% ABV

We did have some connection issues towards the end of recording for which we apologize but could do nothing about! Cheers!

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