Duty-Free shops are placed in such a way that travelers must leave the country of origin (sale). Australia is no exception.
Duty-free shops (or stores) are retail outlets that are exempt from the payment of certain local or national taxes and duties, on the requirement that the goods sold will be sold to travelers who will take them out of the country. ...
In short, it's because of taxation.
In the Commonwealth of Australia's Parliamentary Debates of 1904 (p.8534), The Honourable Chris Watson (who went on to become the 3rd Prime Minister) made a statement about the brewers of Sydney strongly objecting to a proposal for an excise duty on beer. The sentiment amongst Sydney's brewers was that the additional ...
Why have craft beers increased in alcohol content?
From my point of view there seems to be at least three reasons for this trend.
Beer drinkers are drawn to the bolder flavors and the mouth feel of stronger beers.
The higher alcohol content gives such beers a longer shelf life.
Stronger beers do not have to be served at cooler temperatures as lighter beers, ...
I don't really think the alcohol content really has increased.
Most standard pale ales still are between 4% and 6%. The IPA are not standard pale ales. They have more hops and sugar which lead to a higher alcohol content.
This is my point of view from Europe at least.
Why is alcohol so expensive in Australia?
It is mostly due to taxation. But not all of it is.
The World Health Organisation’s latest Global Alcohol Report put Australia in the second-highest band of alcohol consumption: total per capita consumption is between 10 and 12.4 litres of pure alcohol a year.
According to the Australian Hotels Association, ...
I am Italian, and I traveled Brittany, Danemark, Bavaria, and Belgium in search for beer. From my point of view, "standard" pale ale still are between 4% and 6%, where "standard" is original-English style.
But as craft beers spread, the U.S. styles with more hops and more alcohol are more common to see all over Europe, so your perception ...