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Posted April 6, 2015, 1:35 pm
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Tournament beer prices rise

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    A patron reaches for his beer during the final practice round of the 2014 Masters.

It’s still cheaper than Turner Field, but beer prices at the Masters Tournament have increased in 2015.

Both domestic and imported beers have gone up $1, moving the prices to $4 and $5, respectively.

“You never like seeing prices go up, but it’s still cheaper than pretty much every other sporting event,” said Mike Tinley, of Houston, during Monday’s practice round. “I don’t think many people will stop buying $4 beers.”

Masters concession stands have also introduced new items this year, while saying goodbye to a candy bar.

PayDay will not be offered in 2015, unless the tournament sells out of the new Salty Georgia Peanut Caramel Cluster, according to a concession official.

The Salty Georgia Peanut Caramel Cluster is similar in taste to PayDay, says patron Tina Brennan, of Louisville, Ky., who attended the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on Sunday.

“I always got a PayDay, but I can honestly say that I’m already a fan of the caramel cluster,” Brennan said. “One of my favorite things about the Masters is the food and this only adds to its legacy.”

Also new this year are bags of baby carrots and 1st Tee Nutrition Bars.

Concession stands, however, will not serve veggie wraps in 2015.

“I think it’s important to offer healthier snacks - for both adults and children,” said Michael Holloway, who’s at Augusta National for the second consecutive year. “Most will still probably choose a Snickers, but hey, at least there’s an option.”