- a £100 jacket will be twice as good as a £50 jackets
- a £200 jacket will be better, but not twice as good as a £100 jacket
- a £400 jacket* may be better than a £200 jacket but the improvements are getting marginal
This advice keeps coming to mind when I see overpriced** beer on sale in specialist beer bars and shops.
I'm happy to pay for the extra money it costs me to get bottled not canned beer in the supermarkets because it's better. And I'm happy to pay the extra money that a pint of cask beer will cost me in a pub compared to bottled beer at home because I enjoy it more. I'll even fork out more for rare or interesting beers on occasion, though this can be a bit hit and miss.
But when I get on to beers at £8 or more a bottle or pint I really think I'm getting in to the realm of diminishing returns. In fact as beer at these prices are often very strong, imported or experimental it may even be a case that I'd be paying more for a beer I'd enjoy less.
Am I being a tight git that's missing out or are some people paying silly money for beer?
* Yes, such things exist.
** It's my blog and overpriced is the right term if you ask me.