Are hipsters to blame for rising beer prices?
Hipsters get a bad rap from a lot of people, with a recent poll finding that just 16% of Americans having a positive opinion
But now there’s one more thing hipster-haters can add to their list of complaints (besides thinking Grizzly Bear’s boring or fedoras fell out of fashion for a reason): Rising beer prices.
Research Sciences President Chuck Ellis, who has been studying beer prices, has discovered that sub-premium beer prices have jumped 6.8% over the past seven months, with craft beer prices increasing at half that rate. And what does he think the cause is?
“I believe the single biggest driver in sub-premium beer price increases is indeed specifically PBR. It has become quite fashionable.”
As an aside, with all of that said: What the heck is the definition of a hipster anyway?
Read the full story over at Money & Co.
Photos: Arkasha Stevenson, Glenn Koenig, Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times