portwood wrote:Interesting you bring this up. Being an anal accountant I keep track of my "inventory" in a spreadsheet.
I've used a spreadsheet for years for my inventory and other beer purposes. I'm not an accountant. Wait. Does that just make me anal?
portwood wrote:Based on what I have in the house, average cost per ml of alcohol:
I created a small list a few years ago comparing cost/mL of several beers, but I did it on a beer-volume basis, not alcohol. Either way, it's an amusing way of evaluating what you are buying. I keep thinking I should do this type of comparison with a wide variety of liquids - tap water, bottled water, soft drinks, juice, milk, gasoline......
portwood wrote:Average untappd score:
Took 3 years into my "beer discovery" but I've now realized - with a few exceptions - its financially foolish to be buying beer from local micro breweries! May have to pull back on my Ontario beer spending.
I rarely, if ever, look at beer reviews beyond comments that people make on this website, and I certainly don't use Untapped. Having said that, I don't read too much in to this. The differences in these overall averages are not huge, and I think there are a lot of things that could affect and skew the results.
As for where you want to direct your beer purchases, there are many factors of course, but you did clarify you meant "financially" based on your analysis. I don't share this feeling, but it is highly personal of course.