Have you ever wondered are you getting a Pint or, just beer in a glass they say is a “Pint” but really is not honest to goodness a Pint filled with 16oz of your hoppy bevergae.  I saw this project in action the other day at one of my local pubs and was amazed.  I then talked with Jeff Alworth (Beervana) the head of the Honest Pint Project and he directed me to his web site to learn more.  Here is what I learned from the Honest Pint Project web site.

All across the country, restaurants and taverns regularly serve patrons less than 16 ounces of liquid. This isn’t against the law and there aren’t any standards that enforce a uniform measure. The result is a market in which some pubs serve beer in 20-ounce imperial pints while others use glassware as small as 14 ounces. There’s no transparency, and patrons often end up unwittingly paying a premium for beer served in small glasses. In other countries, like Germany and England, volume is listed on the glass so patrons can compare prices based on equal measures. It’s fair for beer drinkers, and it’s good for the marketplace.

The Honest Pint Project is an effort to bring transparency to glassware volumes. The intention of the project is to promote the use of glassware that ensures a patron receives 16 fluid ounces of beer. This requires retailers to serve beer in glasses of at least 18 ounces, but preferably 20 or more (the “imperial pint” glasses imported from England and Ireland are ideal examples). You paid for a pint. Now make sure you received one.

Check the website to see if your favorite drinking establishment is a member.
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