Jun 24, 2008

Beer Budget Blues

With the economy seemingly getting worse by the day and beer prices on the rise, I’ve been forced to reevaluate where my hard earned cash goes.

In the past year or so, I’ve been spending on average $150 a month on beer — for immediate consumption and storing in the basement. It’s never been a problem in the past and I’ve always had a (flexible) budget, but with gas, food and just about every other price in the world going up, it’s getting harder and harder to justify spending that sort of loot on beer.

I hate to say it, but I am officially putting myself on a very short leash when it comes to spending money on beer. I’ve obviously got mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I love beer, plain and simple. On the other, I also love living in my house, having electricity, a full pantry and the like — items that the re-purposed beer money would benefit.

I was just curious on where others stood with in their own general beer spending habits and if you all had any plans on altering them with the current state of the economy and beer industry.