Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 21 to 29 of 29

Article: price of beer

  1. Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    188
    Thanks (Given)
    6431
    Thanks (Received)
    4021
    Likes (Given)
    19325
    Likes (Received)
    21149

    Jump to Comments

    price of beer

    28 Comments by cappy Published on 7th November 2013 07:36 PM
    idrink sol lager its a nice flavour which I enjoy sometimes in my local supermarket its 14 quid a case of 12 ....next time it can be 10 quid acase ...today it was 2 cases for 16 quid as xmas is coming I got 8 cases .....saving48 quid why do I feel I have been ripped off ......I asked the bloke in the beer section ...and got the typical ....effed if I know I only work here...how can this price change so much ....guess im just getting old ....cant understand it regards cappy

  2. Total Comments 28

    Comments

  3. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    188
    Thanks (Given)
    6431
    Thanks (Received)
    4021
    Likes (Given)
    19325
    Likes (Received)
    21149

    Default Re: price of beer

    dont know about spirits but much more wine being drunk in the uk now .....some exbeer drinkers now on the wine ....rememberbthe jugs of penfolds down in oz in the 50s ......three of us clubbed up whe we sailed we had 26 flagons inour cabin ......only time in my life i needed to get a vitamin injection because of booze but on that ship i wasn t the only one we paid of one in dominica 2 in japan inc the mate and loggings galore cos they couldnt turn to......in fiji the doctor told me coming from the nortkern climes it was not good as our bodies couldnt stand the heat and the booze ...but we did our best.....stopped drinking all i could when i met my beloved.....married 52 years ......started to work instead of play .....but what an experience it all was ......trouble is shore wallahs never believe it and i wouldnt tell me grandkids anyway.....happy and free memories ....dont remember the bad parts......we had it all ......cappy

  4. Likes happy daze john in oz liked this post
  5. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    wolverhampton
    Posts
    143
    Thanks (Given)
    4
    Thanks (Received)
    17
    Likes (Given)
    42
    Likes (Received)
    141

    Default Re: price of beer

    8d a pint Wrexham lager on Cunard mid fifties,
    Shilling on the P & o, Carlsberg, but we were told that once
    we hit the Australian coast it would go to two bob
    we thought no one would be buying any of that
    (Swan lager) the queues in the 'pig' were never
    ending Oronsay 1958.

  6. #23
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Bolton UK
    Posts
    13,805
    Thanks (Given)
    17683
    Thanks (Received)
    9087
    Likes (Given)
    25368
    Likes (Received)
    29167

    Default Re: price of beer

    In the Market Diner in New York, when there was FOUR DOLLARS to the pound, beer was ten cents a glass.
    40 Glasses of beer for one pound. Then Stafford Scripps devalued the Pound to TWO DOLLARS to the pound, so only 20 glasses of beer to the Pound.

  7. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sunbury Victoria Australia
    Posts
    16,366
    Thanks (Given)
    5036
    Thanks (Received)
    5750
    Likes (Given)
    57570
    Likes (Received)
    22794

    Default Re: price of beer

    Think a pint in the Pig on UCL was nine pence.

    But now, beer here in Oz you are looking at around $4.5 upwards for a pot of heavy.
    Some of the speciallity ones are dearer.
    But size and cost varies between states.

    Then we get Cascade from Tassie, more like some kind of bloody lemonade, not for real drinkers.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
    World Traveller

  8. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    5,166
    Thanks (Given)
    405
    Thanks (Received)
    2800
    Likes (Given)
    2150
    Likes (Received)
    11708

    Default Re: price of beer

    my late brother used to tell of some dry ships they always had someone making booze any tales yarns or down rights lies lads? made from tins of fruit? jp

  9. Likes happy daze john in oz liked this post
  10. #26
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    isle of wight
    Posts
    4,318
    Thanks (Given)
    1438
    Thanks (Received)
    2944
    Likes (Given)
    7909
    Likes (Received)
    11949

    Default Re: price of beer

    John, i once read a book on the Whale factory ships, at sea for long periods, and making their own booze went on all the time. There was a rumour that a certain brand of shoe polish and raisins was always shipped aboard in large quantities, how they made booze out of that beats me. The only experience i had was on the South America run on the St Merriel, we had an all German/Dutch deck crew, except me, and they always had a large stone flagon of Bols gin on the newsroom table, and frequently cut up oranges and put them in the flagon, they claimed it kept the brew going. I never indulged as i hate gin, kt
    R689823

  11. #27
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    South Shields
    Posts
    4,091
    Thanks (Given)
    396
    Thanks (Received)
    4262
    Likes (Given)
    2205
    Likes (Received)
    8991

    Default Re: price of beer

    JP
    Working with Norwegians,. Swedes, fins, possibly because of the high price of alcohol in their own country, they always seemed to have knowledge of how to either make or obtain illicit booze. On chemical tankers they would use cargo samples of ethanol or even methanol mixed with tinned fruit to make 100% proof booze that could not only blow your head off but cause serious damage to your liver, there was one case where the chief officer died after drinking the alcohol from the magnetic compass bowl. I never sailed on a totally dry ship but even so I had a number of incidents where Scandinavian officers either made the alcohol as above or brought on board what could only be described as moonshine in their luggage on joining.
    Rgds
    J.A.

  12. Thanks John Pruden thanked for this post
  13. #28
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sunbury Victoria Australia
    Posts
    16,366
    Thanks (Given)
    5036
    Thanks (Received)
    5750
    Likes (Given)
    57570
    Likes (Received)
    22794

    Default Re: price of beer

    We had a junior forth engineer who made his from Pineapple skins, kept the bucket with them in his wardrobe stunk the place out.

    One of the cooks made a brew with Prunes, yeast and Surgical spirits.
    Good I was told for cleaning Brass as well.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
    World Traveller

  14. Likes Tony Taylor liked this post
  15. #29
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    CHESTER LE STREET
    Posts
    416
    Thanks (Given)
    218
    Thanks (Received)
    199
    Likes (Given)
    1583
    Likes (Received)
    985

    Default Re: price of beer

    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    We had a junior forth engineer who made his from Pineapple skins, kept the bucket with them in his wardrobe stunk the place out.

    One of the cooks made a brew with Prunes, yeast and Surgical spirits.
    Good I was told for cleaning Brass as well.
    Must have been a posh outfit, I can only recall canned pineapple, and that was infrequent.

  16. Likes Captain Kong liked this post
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3

Similar Articles

  1. Price of a beer vs. time worked.
    By Rodney Mills in forum Trivia and Interesting Stuff
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 31st October 2012, 05:57 AM
  2. an ode to beer
    By Neville Roberts in forum Poetry & Ballads
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31st May 2012, 11:07 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •