Nope, no inflation here
Your eyes don't deceive you. That's $14.99 for a six-pack of beer. Add in 7.75% sales tax, 5 cents per bottle recycling tax, and then 7.75% sales tax on the 5 cents per bottle recycling tax (yes, that's right; in California you pay taxes on the taxes), and you get to $16.47 for a six-pack of beer.
Thank you, Ben Bernanke.