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Old 12-07-2009, 03:35 AM   #21
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Ordering a "pint" in the US is the equivalent of buying a lb of coffee in the grocery store(11 oz) or buying a 2x4 at Home depot. Rarely do you get what you actually think you'll be getting. It's to be expected. After all, you're not buying your beer by the ounce, and most of us know what a US pint glass looks like. Now, if there is two inches of head on it, maybe I'd bitch. Otherwise, suck it up.

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Old 12-07-2009, 03:40 AM   #22
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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?
whoa dude you're drinking st b's bier de noel by the pint?
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:14 AM   #23
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I came across this site a few months back: http://honestpintproject.org/

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Old 12-07-2009, 04:34 AM   #24
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Thanks jb. That's totally what I was thinking of.

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Old 12-07-2009, 04:41 AM   #25
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Well, you have the imperial pint, and the plain ol' pint. Then, you have folks that don't care to be jerked around, and those who pay to have such done to them.

There is a small, grass roots, real pint movement going on in the U.S. Join it.


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I know this is an old and the second post on the thread, but I've been complaining about this since the first time I had a fake pint in an American micro brewery after drinking in Europe (which depending on where you go, beers range from a "real" pint to a liter). I just think that it is American's Capitalizing on something that most Americans don't know about, but rather something that most of them have heard something about. I have quite a few of legit pint glasses from England and they're nothing like the pub style pint glasses you get from your local brew pub in the U.S. It's a damn shame, but should you really be suprised? The U.S. has been behind on brewing ever since those crap Germans came over here and began brewing the **** beer that we've been calling beer now for around a decade!

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Old 12-07-2009, 01:39 PM   #26
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This has been brought up before. The problem with asking for a full 16oz pour in a 16oz glass is that there's no head on the beer. What we need are 20oz glasses marked at the 16oz line. But do you expect every bar in the country to replace every glass they have?

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Old 12-07-2009, 01:56 PM   #27
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I think one of the biggest problems is that we (the US) are using shaker/water glasses instead of a real "pint glass". The 16 oz size holds 16 oz when its filled to the brim, which doesn't leave any room for head. Obviously, its a recipe for disaster if waiters/waitresses are walking around with a few glasses filled to the brim. We need to get our asses in gear and get a system like the British have. Glassware with the fill mark clearly defined with enough room for foam above the mark. The shaker glass IMO is a terrible beer vessesl anyways. At home, I use my Imperial pint glass, a goblet or a mason jar.

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Old 12-07-2009, 01:57 PM   #28
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The local brewpub has great glasses, they are 20oz so you can get your pint of beer plus head (Back of the glass actually has "An Honest Pint Guaranteed" on it). They also make awesome beers, have tastings (where all the homebrewers stay after and sample their own stuff and get a bit of feedback from the head brewer). Emmett's Ale House in Dundee, IL.

Other places with their shaker 'pints' are really annoying. I don't think they'd take well to me bringing in a proper glass with a pint marking on it and pouring their beer into it though.

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This has been brought up before. The problem with asking for a full 16oz pour in a 16oz glass is that there's no head on the beer. What we need are 20oz glasses marked at the 16oz line. But do you expect every bar in the country to replace every glass they have?
If they want our business, then yes.
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If they want our business, then yes.
Really, they aren't getting your business now?
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