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[–] cynicaloldfart 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

'That means American beer-drinkers will feel the pinch when they purchase their favourite Wisconsin-brewed six pack, paying 50 cents to a $1 extra, Showaki says. '

50 cents to a $1 extra? What a scam. There is not near enough aluminum in a six pack to warrant that price hike. Sounds like an opportunistic company adding a lot of profit off of this. I'm going to make a out-of-my ass guess it's no more 3 - 5 cents per six pack cost to the manufacturer in raw stock. Nothing else is impacted other than raw stock.

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[–] dontforgetaboutevil 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Drink beer from a can? As though I were some peasant? I think not.

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[–] lemon11 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

But now, Octopi Brewing is struggling to adjust to increased operating costs after its U.S. supplier of aluminum cans hiked prices by 15 per cent, blaming the tariffs.

That means American beer-drinkers will feel the pinch when they purchase their favourite Wisconsin-brewed six pack, paying 50 cents to a $1 extra, Showaki says.

If this is really the 15% increase, then they pay now .50/.15/6 = 55.55 cents per can in raw aluminum, not counting working/molding, or printing. That's US $6.67 per dozen in raw aluminum costs. At best, this excludes packaging and the beer itself. Meanwhile, a dozen cans of soda regularly goes for a third of that price, and some beer costs only a couple of dollars more than that at grocery stores.

I doubt these figures. They might be grossly misinterpreted by the "journalist," or a complete fabrication by the company. Either way, their agenda is clear, and they won't let truth get in the way of a good political profit.


Obviously this is all USD, but for the sake of argument, if the dollars used in the article were CAD, then they're claiming US $5.00 in raw aluminum costs per dozen cans, easily twice the cost of a dozen cans of cheap soda.

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or, they can buy bottles.

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[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/7I7lz :

Brewing problem: U.S. beer drinkers pay more as aluminum tariffs hit cans | CBC Radio

'But that stack is rapidly turning into an enormous headache thanks to aluminum tariffs. '

'It makes him question whether aluminum tariffs are, actually making America great again. '

'When the CEO of Octopi Brewing gazes up at the enormous stack of aluminum beer cans in his Wisconsin brewery, Isaac Showaki sees potential for business growth. '

'That means American beer-drinkers will feel the pinch when they purchase their favourite Wisconsin-brewed six pack, paying 50 cents to a $1 extra, Showaki says. '

'Back at Octopi Brewing, Showaki says even products not hit by tariffs are being impacted by uncertainties at the border. '


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