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Old 12-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Arthur Guinness joins the creative packaging crowd

Picked up a twelve pack of Guiness' sampler for a reasonable $13.50 the other day. When I actually opened one and poured it, it seemed a bit short. Then I read the label: "11.2 ounces." Along with so many other manufacturers, Guinness manages to short you a bottle in a 12-pack and presumably keep the same price, while saying nothing about downsizing the bottle.

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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Those bastards! Gotta be careful when reading packages these days. Everyone is trying to make a buck. Notice I did not say "earn" a buck!

Frankly, I think Guinness should only be sold in full pints.

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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Guinness bottles, at least the ones I've bought for the last very long while, have all been 11.2oz. I assumed it was something to do with mL vs oz. or that the 11.2oz was the more "common" serving size across the pond.

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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I always remember them being 11.2 oz.

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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Beer is often sold in 330mL bottles in the metric countries. You're not being shorted, they just don't want to have to buy special bottles for exports to old-fashioned countries.

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