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(Fox News)   Good news from Michigan for once: Lawmakers are considering a bill to require a pint a beer to actually contain 16 ounces of beer   (foxnews.com) divider line 59
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2013-10-08 09:33:11 AM  
It's pretty simple. The glasses get a mark on the side that says how much beer is in there and everyone pours to the line.
 
2013-10-08 09:57:24 AM  

Ouze: People in the comments on TFA are all butthurt about it being a waste of government resources, but in my opinion this is actually the sort of thing government is supposed to do - ensure a free and fair marketplace so people can honestly compete, along with enforcing truth in advertising.

Besides, I doubt this legislation tied up lawmakers for weeks with filibusters and debates, anyway.


Which is one of the things I really like about ordering a beer in Europe. The glass has a line on it. I can see it, the bartender can see it, and we both know that he's selling me what I'm paying for.

This whole 'a pint is a style not a measurement' thing is bullshiat.
 
2013-10-08 10:25:53 AM  

Foxxinnia: Can we also get a law saying that bags of chips can't be sold half empty?


"....contents may have settled during shipping..."
 
2013-10-08 11:04:32 AM  

uttertosh: So, what you're saying is that if someone orders a pint of beer at a bar, you don't care whether they actually get a pint, as long as the bar advertises somewhere that it's pints are 12oz.

It's attitudes like yours that got Britain to get all specific about weights and measures in the first place.


No.  I do care.  I have no problem with a 12oz beer but if you sell that as a pint you should get busted.

heili skrimsli: Which is one of the things I really like about ordering a beer in Europe. The glass has a line on it. I can see it, the bartender can see it, and we both know that he's selling me what I'm paying for.


That sounds like a good way to handle it.
 
2013-10-08 12:49:48 PM  

Bruxellensis: Foxxinnia: Can we also get a law saying that bags of chips can't be sold half empty?

"....contents may have settled during shipping..."


"people don't like bags full of chip crumbs"

Those bags have to go through a lot of abuse from factory to shelf, the empty air space is to protect the chips.
 
2013-10-08 01:10:21 PM  

IRQ12: Bruxellensis: Foxxinnia: Can we also get a law saying that bags of chips can't be sold half empty?

"....contents may have settled during shipping..."

"people don't like bags full of chip crumbs"

Those bags have to go through a lot of abuse from factory to shelf, the empty air space is to protect the chips.


Funny I couldn't find that written anywhere on the bag.
 
2013-10-08 01:28:57 PM  
Right.  Next they'll expect a footlong hotdog to measure 12 inches.
 
2013-10-08 01:40:55 PM  

jimpoz: foo monkey: There's a new brewpub near my house.  It has a big chalkboard, advertising "16 oz pints" of beer.  They use 16-oz glasses, with a finger of head and finger of air, so you get 14oz of beer.

Not even. Pint glasses are tapered so a finger off the top is a lot more than a finger off the bottom.

I just did a little test, filling up a pint glass and pouring off a finger. As I have big hands, I used my pinky. A pinky off the top of a pint glass is 13 ounces. Two pinkies off the top is 10½ ounces.

See also: http://www.thebeergauge.com/


I remember that thing, we had a thread on it

As a Michigan resident, I can get behind this.  If I order a pint, I want to get a full pint of beer.  As others have mentioned up-thread, using the system they have in Europe of putting official fill lines on the glasses looks like a good way to implement the law if it's passed.  You either use the state approved glassware or you stop calling what you're selling pints.
 
2013-10-08 08:52:35 PM  
uttertosh: Feed_The_Walrus: So, how do you guys even know how much you're getting?  Is it just sold by the glass or what?

1 Pint (UK) - 568ml - 20oz - 19.2 US oz
1 Pint (US) - 473ml - 16.65oz - 16 US oz

Meanwhile, in Socialist Sweden (and pretty much everywhere apart from UK/US), the half litre (500ml) is the standard 'large' beer measure, with 300ml being a small.



And in Germany half litre is a small and Litres is a regular.
 
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