Which Costs More...The beer I'm drinking or the can it's in.
January 31, 2014 7:11 PM Subscribe
When I buy a case, am I paying more for beer, or aluminum?
posted by SlyBevel to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in the big brewers here; Coors, Bud, Heineken, et al.
I turned in some cans a while ago, and it wasn't a lot of money, but it was money. And the beer's mostly water.
So, assuming the brewer is already operating and the various sunk costs are already sunk. Which are they spending more on? Beer or aluminum?
I toured Miller Valley a few times when I lived in Milwaukee, and the overhead is indeed impressive. Lots of copper and piping.
(Thank you hive mind!)