- We certified 47 pubs in eight states as Purveyors of Honest Pints.
- The Wall Street Journal did a long, in-depth piece on the Project.
- NPR covered it (twice!).
- It got a fair amount of other press.
- The Oregon legislature considered creating a law to enshrine the Honest Pint Project into law (and it made it fairly far along before dying in the Oregon Senate).
- We sold swag.
- We irritated some people.
- I'd like to say we sparked the minor trend of marking the 16 oz line on glasses, but I'm not totally sure we deserve it.
- We inspired women to go on a glass-measuring rampage in Oklahoma City. (This may have brought me the most joy.)
Anyway, the website is about to go dark. The lease on honestpintproject.org runs out on November 1, and my silent--and very important--partner and I have decided to let it go. As bad as I was before about crusading against cheater pints, at least I used to feel guilty about it. Now, as my life has taken a different direction, I don't even have the time to feel guilty. It was a noble project, but died, as they all do, from inattention.
Raise a pint--an honest one, please--to the Project this week. It was good while it lasted.
Update. I just got an email from someone interested in carrying the HPP forward. I'm totally cool with that. Email [the_beerax(at)yahoo(dot)com] if you also wanted to be included. Perhaps more hands means a lighter load.