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Old 04-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default 11.2oz vs. 12oz

Just wanted to say that I can't think of one thing more annoying to me with some commercial beers than the downsizing form 12oz to 11.2. Well only of course bad beer.

Seriously folks. If I grab a $5 a bottle specialty craft beer off the shelf... give me my 12oz and quit shortchanging me .8oz for your profits. I would prefer to pay the extra .10 it costs to get a proper bottle.

I hereby boycott all 11.2oz bottles of beer!

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Old 04-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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I hereby boycott all 11.2oz bottles of beer!
I guess you don't like European beers much?
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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You think that's bad? That's what Rogue charges for a 7 oz bottle.

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Old 04-02-2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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I like a lot of European brews, but I will admit that I rarely buy commercial beer. I brew my beer. So maybe this is just an annoyance from picking up some Orval today and other brews.

IMO this isn't about being European (though I guess 11.2 is about 1/3 of a liter). I have noticed distributors that are decidedly not European switch from 12oz to 11.2 oz. For example, smirnoff products, Mike's hard lemonade (wife drinks these), Labbatts products for beer used to be 12oz, now I find more 11.2 bottles and cans in the stores. I guess the Canadians prescribe to the metric system as well though.

Is a "pint" internationally understood? ha

Sadly I am not a Rogue fan. I tried their dead guy pale ale once and was unimpressed. Brews from stone however I would happily pay for $4-5 for a 22. Well not happily, but the brews are often worth it IMO.

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I agree. I love Belgian Palm but also drink commercial beer for the bottles so Palm is out at 11.2oz Silly really.

I am now so hooked on these:

Franziskaner Weissbier
Spaten Optimator Doppelbock

and yes they are in 12oz bottles. Can I get a amen?

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If I pay five bucks for one beer its the one directly above my post.

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I agree. I love Belgian Palm but also drink commercial beer for the bottles so Palm is out at 11.2oz Silly really.

I am now so hooked on these:

Franziskaner Weissbier
Spaten Optimator Doppelbock

and yes they are in 12oz bottles. Can I get a amen?

Amen!

I too love me some Franziskaner, the wiessbier or the dunkel. Darn good stuff! Funny because I love spaten too.

If the others want to go to an 11.2 reduction, let's get a price reduction . All these beers have been going up in price right on schedule. Most 6 packs are nearly $2 a bottle or more.

A couple European buddies of mine have told me that the standard pour across the pond is more like half a liter (500ml or 16.9 oz). This makes sense because a lot of the Polish brews I buy for my (Polish) wife and I are 16.9. Especially the no name ones that we can only find at the local Polish store.
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Brews from stone however I would happily pay for $4-5 for a 22. Well not happily, but the brews are often worth it IMO.
I'd like to know where you're getting Stone brews for $4-$5 a 22oz. Here they're $8-$12.
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I agree. I love Belgian Palm but also drink commercial beer for the bottles so Palm is out at 11.2oz Silly really.

I am now so hooked on these:

Franziskaner Weissbier
Spaten Optimator Doppelbock

and yes they are in 12oz bottles. Can I get a amen?

Lol I just tried both of these this past week. I got the Franz Dunkel, it was yummy.
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Even if it is 11.2, I love buying Guinness just because their bottles look awesome and will look even cooler with my beer in it.

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