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Old 12-06-2009, 01:38 PM   #11
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Just ordered 2 - one for me and my brother. Would love to see this thing in action.

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Old 12-06-2009, 02:19 PM   #12
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I wasn't defending the sleazy underfilled beers. I hate seeing those underfilled small pints every time I'm home in the states, especially when someone hands me one full of what passes for Guiness over there.

Its easier in Europe to get stuff like that standardized. If you passed a law in the states about it being required to have a line on the glass that you fill to, imagine what nutjob is going to start screaming about "big government" taking over their freedom to pour crappy pints.

I hear that.. it would be hard to pass, and then everyone would raise the price of a draft pour, as they would be screaming about having to replace glasses and be going through beer faster.

I am still going to fuss over it though. At least, no one is going to list it as 16oz... if it is a 12oz pour, it should be sold as such.

what a load of crap!
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:25 PM   #13
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I am still upset by the amount of air in a bag of chips... Once I am done worrying about that, then maybe I'll jump on this bandwagon.

Really though, if you order something, and they don't give it to you, send it back. Ordering 16 oz. or beer is not the same as 12. If you get 12, thats not what you ordered. Seeing as there is already a massive mark up in alcohol at restaurants/bars I feel like they should be a little more honest.

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Old 12-06-2009, 02:36 PM   #14
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Most placed i got to always poor the head off, making sure the glass is filled with beer, not air. One place I frwuent uses a bigger glass for guiness to leave room for the head.

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Old 12-06-2009, 03:51 PM   #15
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I hear that.. it would be hard to pass, and then everyone would raise the price of a draft pour, as they would be screaming about having to replace glasses and be going through beer faster.

I am still going to fuss over it though. At least, no one is going to list it as 16oz... if it is a 12oz pour, it should be sold as such.

what a load of crap!
Lots of glasses voluntarily have little lines that mark .25cl, .5l, .33cl etc due to their odd shape. maybe we should throw them on pints that already have printing, logos, etc.

lastly, if you're going to places that use these cheater pints, they're probably not filling them with the greatest beer anyway. I've never been to a decent tavern or brewpub that uses them. Just lame restaurants.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:31 PM   #16
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lastly, if you're going to places that use these cheater pints, they're probably not filling them with the greatest beer anyway. I've never been to a decent tavern or brewpub that uses them. Just lame restaurants.
Welcome to the dirty south!

The place I go to for beer most of the time has more than 50 beers on tap and is beer focused, though not very beer educated perhaps. Their draft list would include many selections I would call good (had Corsendunk Christmas?, St. Bernardus Christmas? I am looking forward to this among others...)

But they do serve in cheater glasses. And I am pretty sure it is billed as 16oz. And I am going to ask about it.

And we are talking what, $5 to$8 a pint depending?
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:34 PM   #17
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I've certainly noticed this. Most annoying when you can get a six-pack for less than the price of 2 12 ounce "pints". Even when a pub uses real pint glasses, the head cuts it down far too much.

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:46 PM   #18
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I own 4 beautiful 20oz british nonic pint glasses. I like nothing more than pouring a bomber on my homebrew into one of these guys. I feel that a 20oz "pint" is the perfect serving size for a 5%abv ale. 12oz bottles in an american pint glass always end too quickly.

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Welcome to the dirty south!

The place I go to for beer most of the time has more than 50 beers on tap and is beer focused, though not very beer educated perhaps. Their draft list would include many selections I would call good (had Corsendunk Christmas?, St. Bernardus Christmas? I am looking forward to this among others...)

But they do serve in cheater glasses. And I am pretty sure it is billed as 16oz. And I am going to ask about it.

And we are talking what, $5 to$8 a pint depending?
OOH Corsendunk Christmas is fantastic!!

This very issue is one of the reasons there is one place, and one place only in Atlanta that i love to have a beer. The Brick Store pub. In all my experiences there, they are very intentional to have the beers not only poured properly, but in the proper glassware.

speaking of which, Chefmike, you should swing down this way one night/weekend soon for a brick store visit.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:25 AM   #20
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What I have noticed is that they just don't say pint anymore in bars. I remember the prices use to be for pints and now they just use 12oz glasses and charge the same price.

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