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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   ( divider line
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2013-10-07 09:59:29 PM  
3 votes:
A pint 'of' beer, you illiterate moron.
2013-10-08 09:57:24 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-10-07 10:29:25 PM  
1 vote:

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.

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2013-10-07 10:19:19 PM  
1 vote:

Sugarbombs: Why should beer/liquor fall under any magical measurement system separate from anything that is sold at the grocery store?

Proponents of ripping off patrons argue that the term "pint" isn't a measurement, but a type of container; a "pint of beer" is like a "cup of coffee" or "glass of milk," which vendors should be able to make any size they want. Kind of like Subway's argument that a footlong (tm) sub is a type of sandwich, not its length. Perhaps trademarking "pint" would be allow a loophole to continue underpouring beer?
2013-10-07 10:02:36 PM  
1 vote:
It comes in pints??
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