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October 08, 2013


A bill introduced last week would amend the Liquor Control Act to require each pint of beer have at least 16 ounces. It would make it an offense to "advertise or sell any glass of beer as a pint in this state unless that glass contains at least 16 ounces of beer."

(Thanks to Matt Filar and Omniskeptic)


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Waitaminute! When you're talking about a glass of beer, isn't 16 ounces a "short pint"?

I like that "at least 16 ounces" with the implication some places will - out of the generosity of their hearts I guess - give us more than that.

When I was doing food inspections, the weight listed on the package was the minimum. It wasn't the average, as one or two manufacturers tried to argue to me.
When you're making small cookies, it's hard to hit that weight exactly, so a little over is fine and expected.
I presume it's the same with alcohol.

A hanging offense.

Makes sense. Look at your ice cream cartons. A half gallon isn't a half gallon anymore.

Oh, and foam does not count as beer.

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