Overcharging for Beer Gets Tel Aviv Bar-goers Buzzed

Besides counterfeit drinks or illegal mixes, it turns out another trick put in practice in Tel Aviv bars: The sale of half a liter of beer in cups that can hold no more than 360 milliliters.

The alcohol market in Israel is well known for huge differences in price for the same beverages. When one purchases alcoholic beverages in a bar or night club, the differences become even more extreme, as price differences rise by dozens of percent in such settings. In addition, every so often, alcohol industry officials point out that counterfeit drinks, or drinks mixed with other materials are being sold. It...