The Daily Star reports that the price of beer may have ascended to jaw-dropping levels by the time the 2012 London Olympics get under way (article features a not-safe-for-puritanical-workplaces bustalicious barmaid). The projected price: £7.50 a pint, which is $13.25 in current U.S. dollars and triple its price today.

Quoth the Star: “It’s all due to a ‘perfect storm’ of rising costs, disastrous [barley, wheat, and hops] harvests and tough market conditions.”

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