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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More Honest Pint in the News

Sorry, I know this is becoming a one-trick blog, but it's unlikely the Honest Pint Project will be on NPR anytime soon. My name wasn't used, but surely you can dance to this music by now:
The skyrocketing price of hops and barley has pushed up the cost of beer. So, many drinking establishments are squeezing as much as they can out of kegs by serving "pints" in 14-ounce glasses. The word is "falsie"--that's what these smaller glasses are unofficially called. They have thicker bottoms, so customers don't notice they're getting less than the proper 16 ounces

But the Wall Street Journal reports that beer activists are on the prowl, measuring pints and outing offenders. One activist in Oregon wants state regulators to enforce a 16-ounce rule. Something like in the UK, where an imperial pint, equivalent to about 19 ounces, has been the government standard for centuries.
The story changes by increments and has a mind of its own. This mythic "beer activist" sounds like quite a rebel, doesn't he?

2 comments:

Keith Brainard said...

You're getting the center stage in the media. This is a great opportunity to get honest pints poured across America!

I was at a chain restaurant this weekend looking at my glass wondering if I really had 16 oz. of beer in there or not...

Anonymous said...

I've never heard it called a "falsie"... the nickname has been "cheater" for as long as I can remember.

Anyway, good show

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