Beer Value Calculator

over 7 years ago from , UX Consultant


Cut through the promotional prices and check the relative cost of beer at various sizes and pack amounts.

Initially I built this for myself, but thought hey maybe 1 other person may find this useful.

Feature requests welcome.


  • Jonathan CutrellJonathan Cutrell, over 7 years ago

    Also, not all beer is equal.

    I'd love to see this relative to the quality of the beer - perhaps using a rating API?

    Best value per rating point, for example.

    (You could have two modes, the "I don't care" and "connoisseur" modes?)

    7 points
  • Sallar KaboliSallar Kaboli, over 7 years ago

    Sweet. Not forcing £ would be sweeter :-)

    2 points
  • Mike JohnsonMike Johnson, over 7 years ago

    Fun, but not practically useful since people don't shop by price alone - or even value, for that matter. Just the other day I visited Total Wine to shop for an amber lager. There might have been a 50% off sale on pale ales, but I wouldn't have been interested.

    This could be helpful for me if it were enhanced to weigh the relative importance of all aspects of a beer purchase, including facets like how you feel like "trying something new."

    1 point
    • Luke James Taylor, over 7 years ago

      Hey Mike

      Thanks for the feedback! Completely understand where you're coming from.

      This was more of a personal thing I made to make it easier for me to buy the same brand of beer at the best value. For example if there are 18 × 440ml cans vs (2 × 12) × 330ml available, and I don't care about volume but just value per litre.

      I'd love to turn this is to a Beer Purchase Helper style tool, but haven't searched hard enough for an API to help with this.


      0 points
  • Steve EdsonSteve Edson, over 7 years ago

    Awesome tool, love it.

    Maybe add a mode to factor in the percentage of alcohol, to see the value per unit etc.

    1 point
    • Luke James Taylor, over 7 years ago

      Thanks Steve.

      So you would have Units per pound, and strength per pound etc...?

      This tool may have to carry a Drink Responsibly logo!

      0 points
  • Tony YukaTony Yuka, over 7 years ago

    I may be that 1 other person! It'd be good to have different tax rates for other countries.

    1 point