Alkies on the other hand do not have to drink beer
beer drinkers across the country are not going to suddenly switch to vodka because a beer costs them another 70 groszy. they'll find the money to buy it, just like they found the money to buy that pack of ciggies that costs 1zl more than last year.
recreational beer drinker may drink at home, or get loaded on cheap carry outs before hitting the clubs
which is what they already do, only now, they'll pay a little more for the carry outs and then a little more at the clubs.
do you think the hundreds of thousands of college students in poland are going to just give up beer as a result of this price increase? as if they sat down when they were 18 and said to themselves, "you know....i was considering just not drinking but.....Warka is 2.80 at Carrefour right now.....i mean......if it goes up to 3.60 or higher, that's it! i'll give up beer drinking forever! I've got a budget to follow you know!"
lastly, let's not forget what your mind is like by the time you get to the club after pregaming. you're not going to nickel and dime when you're half in the bag on a saturday night. 7zl, 7.50, 8, 8.50.....whatever, pour me another one. we're talking about drinking, right?