Six-pack equivalent

It's Pub Night's Six-Pack Equivalent app: how much are you paying per oz? Per 6pk?

Our great fear is that people–producers and consumers–are forgetting about nips altogether and that the responsible packaging would disappear. But there are gentle reminders here and there that keep us from chewing our finger nails off completely. Since price, as much as the contents of a bottle, affect purchasing decisions, Bill Night at It’s Pub Night has created the Six-Pack Equivalent Calculator. Included among the various options for buying beer, from bombers to pints, to kegs, is the majestic seven-ounce bottle.

Of the SPE, Bill says he created it as:
…A way to wrap your mind around the cost of filling a growler…Even though no one would expect beer consumed at the point of sale to be priced similarly to a retail six-pack, the six-pack equivalent is still a useful way to compare prices in a situation where the volumes offered are different.
What did we discover about the SPE of some of the nips on the market? Well, a 7-oz nip of Rogue XS Old Crustacean at 4.59 per bottle is practically the equivalent of a $50 six pack of 12-ouncers, and that a single Coronita ($1.09) is the SPE of more than $11, even though an actual 6-pk of  of Corona Extra is usually about 7 bucks.
Yikes. Strike 1 against nips.
Fiscally yours,
Brian
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About Brian
Author of beer books "Red, White, & Brew" & "Oregon Breweries." Championing responsible packages for responsible beer lovers. #Nips!

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