If you have ever been in an airport, then you are familiar with the typical mark-up of anything and everything, all of the time. $10 Big Macs, $8 bottles of Aquafina, and so on. However, the greatest transgressor against the wallet is alcohol. A recent photo snapped at LaGuardia Airport in New York (link here) may be the greatest travesty of all.
Assuming you read the article above (which you should do now if you haven’t), there is ZERO way that the restaurant “accidentally” mispriced Sam Adams Summer Ale. For starters, with the exception of the Cherry Wheat ale, Summer Ale probably has the least WOW factor of the Sam Adams seasonals. Second, this beer is literally available everywhere Sam Adams is sold. In fact, probably anywhere their seltzer brand, Truly, is sold as well. So if it isn’t hard to get, or particularly tasty, then what is going on?
Looking past even airport prices, this menu is crazy. 23 ounces is a kind of bizarre capacity for a beer glass, but I will look past that (for now). If there is one price tag I would actually pay while waiting to fly in a cramped coach seat, it would be Weinstephaner. Delicious beer, refreshing, and cheaper than Fat Tire on their menu. The reasoning from the management really just seems to be covering for a “slip up”, which I can kind of understand. But we are already being gouged on inflated ticket prices! Let us have ONE thing to remind us of that outside world. Pretty please.