Of course, one of the problems with such a large selection on tap is that it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. Underground, for instance, has 72 beers on tap - how are you supposed to pick a new one worth trying? A knowledgeable beer connoisseur could probably read the descriptions and ask pointed questions, but an extreme enginerd could just use math.
Take a look at this menu. Each beer is offered at a different combination of volume, alcohol content, and cost.
Based on this, it's actually pretty straightforward to find which beer has the most alcohol per volume at the lowest cost. In fact, it would look something like this:
Of course, there are many factors that influence the cost of alcohol. One of them is the mandatory minimum alcohol prices legislated by the Government of Alberta. Their rules work out to something like this:
- Spirits/Liqueurs: $2.75/oz.
- Wine (by the glass): $0.35/oz.
- Draft Beer: $0.16/oz.
- Beer/Cider/Cooler (bottle or can): $2.75 each
And as a quick aside before we finish, according to the Alberta rules, wine is the cheapest way to get drunk at $2.92 per ounce of alcohol. At this rate, it would only take $28.26 worth of wine to kill me by alcohol poisoning. How cost effective!