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Old Sep 21st 2014, 8:36 pm
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They have a really interesting and varied selection of beers.
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How often do you complain about a short measure pint?
I don't even know what a pint is in the glass. I have yet to see a glass with a pint line, so is it the very top of the glass? How much head do you have to have before you ask for a top up?
I have a very difficult time asking for my pint to be topped up, as I don't know if I am being an asshole or standing up for consumer rights. I feel bad when I do, but I also expect to get what I ordered.
In the UK I'd just ask for the top up, but people here seem to accept whatever they are given.

A little reading tells me that most pint glasses are 16oz at the rim, but that some places use 14oz (thick bottomed glass) glasses for 'pints', some even using 12oz glasses. Michigan has a law that says a pint must be in a 16oz glass. Why do you need a law to say that a pint should not be sold in a glass smaller than a pint?
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We got 2 pints of cider yesterday for £5.20 and I kept saying, "And they're full pints!(ie 20 oz). And no tip!"

I'm easily pleased.
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How often do you complain about a short measure pint?
Never...if I drink it faster it's a good reason to get a fresh one...
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On the Michigan law

"We have other pressing issues right now that need to be addressed over the amount of alcohol in the pint," said Scott Ellis, executive director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, which represents bars and restaurants. Ellis said the word "pint" is generically used to describe a glass of beer, not necessarily an exact 16 ounces.

Michigan proposal would mandate beer pints include at least 16 ounces | MLive.com
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On the Michigan law

"We have other pressing issues right now that need to be addressed over the amount of alcohol in the pint," said Scott Ellis, executive director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, which represents bars and restaurants. Ellis said the word "pint" is generically used to describe a glass of beer, not necessarily an exact 16 ounces.

Michigan proposal would mandate beer pints include at least 16 ounces | MLive.com
"it's a burden on bar owners." What? Having the right-sized glasses?

Pretty basic.
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"it's a burden on bar owners." What? Having the right-sized glasses?

Pretty basic.
Who needs regulation.
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Who needs regulation.
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I see this is a thread about RVs rather than beer. Ooops!
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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
I see this is a thread about RVs rather than beer. Ooops!
I only joined in cos of you. But presumably they've gone on their travels now.
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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
A little reading tells me that most pint glasses are 16oz at the rim, but that some places use 14oz (thick bottomed glass) glasses for 'pints', some even using 12oz glasses. Michigan has a law that says a pint must be in a 16oz glass. Why do you need a law to say that a pint should not be sold in a glass smaller than a pint?
Depends on how it's sold. A lot of places don't give a definition of the size, it's just "X beer." I've seen 8-32oz glasses but I know that (at least) locally "a glass" is 12oz, "short" is 16oz and "tall" is 22oz. If it's not full or has a massive head, then there's a problem regardless of the glass size!
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Depends on how it's sold. A lot of places don't give a definition of the size, it's just "X beer." I've seen 8-32oz glasses but I know that (at least) locally "a glass" is 12oz, "short" is 16oz and "tall" is 22oz. If it's not full or has a massive head, then there's a problem regardless of the glass size!
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A "pint" is not standard terminology in the US for a glass or mug of beer any more than a large size pizza has to be a certain diameter.

In fact if you asked for a "pint" of beer, the bartender would likely say "what?".
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A "pint" is not standard terminology in the US for a glass or mug of beer any more than a large size pizza has to be a certain diameter.

In fact if you asked for a "pint" of beer, the bartender would likely say "huh?".
FIFY

When I first arrived in the States, I asked for half a lager and that was exactly what the waitress said. My erstwhile husband had to translate.
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How could a bartender not know what a pint is? Asking for half a lager is not a term used in the US so I could see how there was a misunderstanding there.
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How could a bartender not know what a pint is? Asking for half a lager is not a term used in the US so I could see how there was a misunderstanding there.
Huh?
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