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Sunday, April 05, 2009

KATU on the Honest Pint Act

I will say this: regardless of what becomes of the Honest Pint Act in the legislature, one thing is certain: the issue is getting attention. When I first launched the Honest Pint Project, that was the main intention. As long as consumers recognize what's happening with glassware, they are informed enough to begin to make judgments. By that measure, this has been a roaring success--way beyond what I could have imagined. The latest comes via KATU, with a very nice report on Jules Bailey's bill.


I can't help but feel a warm sense of accomplishment.

8 comments:

Bradley said...

Thats one of the good things about living here in Germany, is that they sell all drinks by volume, i.e. 333ml .5l .75l 1l ect.ect.. And by law all glased must have the unit of messure on them and a fill to line. You know what you asked for and you get what you asked for. I kind of wish they would do that in the US, not by law, but i know i would go the the bars that had marked glasses.

Bill said...

That may be a career-limiting interview Cody gave there, saying "Cheater pints are bad, that's what we serve. I wouldn't buy one".

Also funny they were all over Henry's. Jeff, I thought you once showed a reporter that Henry's was cheating. Sheesh, they charge at least $5.50 for a "pint" and then short-change you.

Jeff Alworth said...

Yeah, Henry's needs to get with the program. Given the thickness of the wallets they attract, they shouldn't be scrimping on glass size. Five fitty ought to buy you more than 14-15 ounces of beer.

DOSiR said...

For the longest time I was getting great pints of crafts and micros for about $3.25... to see prices around $4 to over $5 is just plain ridiculous.. I was getting 6-packs a couple of years ago of crafts for just over that. I don't get the whole recent increase in prices over the last couple of years... and to call a 13oz. glass of beer a 'pint' is just plain false advertising. I think that could make way for a nice class action lawsuit if you ask me.

Ben said...

Count me among those who thought the point where they go "you get a sticker for your window!" and they pan down to show Henry's as pretty funny.

Patrick Emerson said...

This is a perfect example to illustrate the problem: Grand Central advertises 'pints' but intentionally serves 14oz. If you were quick to dismiss the problem - now you know.

Kari Chisholm said...

Hmmm... I'm kind of inclined to go down to the Grand Central and order "a pint, please". And then, when they bring me 14 ounces, to ask for the last two ounces in another glass.

And if they object, just whip out the ol' iPhone and show 'em the video of their bar manager admitting to the fraud.

matt@portlandbeer.org said...

Draft Magazine has picked up the Honest Pint Project as well:

http://news.draftmag.com/2009/04/08/the-campaign-for-an-honest-pint/

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