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October 23, 2013

Pint-sized beer glasses

Bill would require each beer pint have 16 ounces

Some Michigan lawmakers are working to make sure a pint of beer is really a pint of beer.

A bill introduced last week would amend the Liquor Control Act to require each pint of beer have at least 16 ounces. It would make it an offense to "advertise or sell any glass of beer as a pint in this state unless that glass contains at least 16 ounces of beer."

Rep. Brandon Dillon, R-Grand Rapids and a co-sponsor of the bill, said short pints aren't the most pressing issue facing Michigan or its Legislature. But, he said, "a lot of people, I think, would appreciate knowing what they get when they order a pint."

Self-employed plumber Gary Lord of Lansing is among them.

Lord said he has been in a few taverns where the pint glasses didn't appear to hold what they advertised.

"A pint should be a pint, and a U.S. pint to the best of my knowledge has 16 ounces," Lord told the Detroit Free Press at a Lansing bar on Friday.

Some pint-style beer glasses with thicker bottoms hold as little as 12 to 14 ounces.

Posted by joke du jour at October 23, 2013 07:02 PM

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