Fears we could see an increase in the price of beer

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 20 Oct 2021, 8:39AM
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Fears we could see an increase in the price of beer

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 20 Oct 2021, 8:39AM

Is the last summer before we see the price of beer go up in this country?  

It's already set to happen in the UK - increased costs and crippling supply shortages has 80 percent of British pubs saying they plan to or already have raised their prices.  

The threat of the 30p rise means people are calling for a freeze on the alcohol duty rate so that pints don't go above six pounds.  

There are concerns a similar thing could happen here. 

Executive director of the Brewers’ Association of New Zealand Dylan Firth told Mike Hosking 

“Aluminium prices have doubled, we’re seeing double digit increases in packaging materials, obviously cost inputs from wages, and that coupled with the decrease spend through hospitality venues is making it pretty difficult.” 

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