Drinkers are going to have to pay £4 a pint after breweries decided to raise their prices for the second time this year. InBev is putting another 3p a pint on Stella Artois, Beck’s and Tennant’s lager this week. Carling and Grolsch makers will do the same in a fortnight. Tetley’s bitter will follow in early October, while Marston’s is planning to add 10p to a pint. London prices are set to rise even higher and a spokesman for the British Beer & Pub Association said the £4 pint would be “far more commonplace”. The brewers blame an unprecedented rise in the price of materials such as gas, fuel, malt, sugar and the metal used for making cans. Some energy costs have soared by more than 50%. The Observer 14/09/08 page 13