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Old Nov 16th 2014, 10:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Cardienscarf View Post
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.
What were you going to put in the other half?
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Old Nov 16th 2014, 11:18 pm
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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.
still baffles me that the measurement pint is not a universal standard 568ml. I find it varies greatly in NYC on what you get, in general when I order guinness I get the english pint (568ml /20oz). When ordering beers it depends, I have even experienced in the same bar ordering some beers and getting 16oz then ordering the same beer later in the same bar and getting 20oz.

Though one thing for sure if I am drinking IPA the 16oz pints are better as that stuff is rocket fuel.

I work in a environment were after work drinks are common, in London there was much more "Lager" on offer and drinking 6 pints of that stuff on a thursday night you could get out of bed on a friday, 6 pints of IPA and I am dead!
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Local gas station does draught Angry Orchard Hard Cider, half gallon at $10, i asked for 4 pints "how much is that" was the reply err, "half gallon"
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Originally Posted by unique_boy View Post
I work in a environment were after work drinks are common, in London there was much more "Lager" on offer and drinking 6 pints of that stuff on a thursday night you could get out of bed on a friday, 6 pints of IPA and I am dead!
American beer in general is stronger then UK beer.
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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
American beer in general is stronger then UK beer.
Hmm I would say it is the selection on offer. The issue in NYC is that the selection is different. NYC is far more craft beer on tap orientated with a couple of lagers (Stella, Bud light). In the UK it is still the other way, you'd have multiple lagers and maybe one craft beer if you are lucky.
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Originally Posted by Amie06 View Post
Local gas station does draught Angry Orchard Hard Cider, half gallon at $10, i asked for 4 pints "how much is that" was the reply err, "half gallon"
your gas station is also a pub?
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Originally Posted by unique_boy View Post
your gas station is also a pub?
Sorry, to clarify that is draught "to go"
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Originally Posted by unique_boy View Post
Hmm I would say it is the selection on offer. The issue in NYC is that the selection is different. NYC is far more craft beer on tap orientated with a couple of lagers (Stella, Bud light). In the UK it is still the other way, you'd have multiple lagers and maybe one craft beer if you are lucky.
I think it is the idea of "session strength" has not caught on in America yet.
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Sorry, to clarify that is draught "to go"
defintion of WTF in America
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Originally Posted by unique_boy View Post
your gas station is also a pub?
Our local 7/11 style corner shop doubles up as a decent place to sit over a few pints of quality beer. Its an odd place.
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It depends on the bar in NYC but that seems to be true about craft beer for the most part. I only have six beers on tap where I work but they are craft because that's what the customers want. I have a few lagers by the bottle but the rest are craft.
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Originally Posted by unique_boy View Post
still baffles me that the measurement pint is not a universal standard 568ml. I find it varies greatly in NYC on what you get, in general when I order guinness I get the english pint (568ml /20oz). When ordering beers it depends, I have even experienced in the same bar ordering some beers and getting 16oz then ordering the same beer later in the same bar and getting 20oz.

Though one thing for sure if I am drinking IPA the 16oz pints are better as that stuff is rocket fuel.

I work in a environment were after work drinks are common, in London there was much more "Lager" on offer and drinking 6 pints of that stuff on a thursday night you could get out of bed on a friday, 6 pints of IPA and I am dead!
IPA's are higher in alcohol so that could be the issue as well.
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An IPA doe not have to be strong as is shown by the fact that English IPAs are not necessarily high in alcohol, but American IPAs certainly seem to be. Americans seem to have come to the conclusion that good beer = strong beer.
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American IPA's are higher in alcohol. Many are over 6% where there are some English IPA's that are less than 3%. There are American Session IPA's that are lower in alcohol. I disagree that good beer equals strong beer beer. Certain beers sell better in some parts of the country than others and not all beers are available in every state as well.
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Originally Posted by penguinbar View Post
.... not all beers are available in every state as well.
That is a gross understatement. There are now several thousand breweries across the US, and yet I doubt more than a couple of hundred have their beers distributed outside the state where they are brewed. In fact there are 120 breweries in NC alone, and of those only a handful are available even in specialist retailers in NC.
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