Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2013
Every year, SaveOnBrew.com, the world's only beer price-search engine, releases a report on beer price trends in NHL hockey arenas across the country. The new infographic shows that, for the second year in a row, the best price on beer can be found at the Pepsi Center, home of the Colorado Avalanche – at $6.25 per 24 ounce beer (or 26 cents per ounce).
However, this year, fans of the Montreal Canadians can rejoice in the fact that they are no longer drinking the most expensive arena beer. The St. Pete Times Forum, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, charges $8 per 12 ounce beer (or 67 cents per ounce). Last year, a 12 ounce beer cost just $5 at St. Pete Times Forum.
“You would think the arenas would be looking for ways to make it up to fans after the strike-shortened season,” said SaveOnBrew founder Mark Davidson. “Yet, in many of the arenas we looked at, the arenas raised beer prices – quite dramatically – to make up for the lost revenue.”
There were a few arenas that responded to the fans’ demands for more affordable beers. For instance, the Consol Energy Center – home of the Pittsburgh Penguins – charged the same $5 per beer it charged last year, but they increased the standard beer size from 12 to 16 ounces, giving fans a little more value for their money.
According to the new NHL beer price survey, fans could buy 3 beers for under $20 at the following hockey arenas: Consol Energy Center (3/$15), Scotia Bank Saddledome (3/$17.16), Scotia Bank Place (3/$17.28), Joe Louis Arena (3/$18), HP Pavilion (3/$18.75), the RBC Center (3/$17.25), and American Airlines Center (3/$18).
“On the other hand, if you’re going to see the NY Islanders play, better plan on spending almost $30 for three beers,” Davidson says. “At SaveOnBrew, we say: relax! Stay home, invite some friends over, and split a couple 24-packs. You’ll pay less and probably have a better time without the hassle of stadium traffic and hemorrhaging money.”
Before loading up on beer for the game, Davidson recommends using SaveOnBrew.Com to find the lowest local retail prices. The beer price database and full NHL beer price infographic can be found on the SaveOnBrew.com website.
About SaveOnBrew.Com: Founded in 2010 to help thirsty beer drinkers across the United States find the lowest advertised prices for one of the world’s most popular beverages.