Why so dear?? All of this new hipster craft stuff is dear as poison.
"New & latest, more hip than hip" sucker margin, plus Govt Tax = Fk that.
As a reference, I recently put down a Coopers pale, with some extras in addition to the wort, and it will cost about 20 cents per stubbie, and if it turns out as normal, a beer I would drink before most of what I can buy.
Also put down another from the Muntons connoisseurs range, that will be about 32 cents per stubbie, and again, nothing I could buy would be better to drink.
This beer fad thing is just the latest thing to be trendied up to milk cash from a serious media hype campaign.
If you really like a beer, and you don't home brew, you are literally, in the purest sense of the old saying, really pissing your money against a wall. Except now the wall is lined with greedy hipsters pockets.
Hipsters being absolute profiteers, .. ridiculously ironic, eh?