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Old 12-08-2009, 08:17 PM   #121
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The bar downtown serves bottles mostly, and I'm glad to get a room temp glass to pour it in. They also have 1 tap of sometimes decent beer (I've seen some good Bells) and they serve in the same small glasses. I'm getting ripped off because I'll be lucky to fit the bottle of beer in the glass with no foam, and when they pour off the tap, you KNOW there is some foam in the glass!

But I also know the owner, and trust me if there is a way to make a few more cents, he's doing it! But he doesn't care much for good beer. Most people around here drink BMC only. I only go when I'm curious to try a good beer on tap (if they have it) and because I sometimes get a freebie for working on their computers.

I'll be keeping my eyes on the restaurants' glasses from now on though. This is surely a way to prove to my wife that there is another whole level of beer snobbery that I can attain.
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:00 PM   #122
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Since we don't have a standarized, monitored system of draft delivery, the size of the glass is pretty irrelevant. How do you know what is too much to charge?
The only qualm a person could possibly have is an advertised pint not actually being a pint. Since we do not use glasses that have lines and use the same 14 or 16 oz mixing glass then a glass or a pint of beer in the US includes the head. Going abroad and finding it done diffrerently does not mean we are getting ripped off when it says a pint on the menu and they bring you a 16oz glass.
So many of you pay $7 for a glass of beer and its the glass that pisses you off? Does that mean as long as they give you 16oz of beer they can charge whatever they want and that's ok? Because thats the way its sounding.

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:34 AM   #123
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I want to know who pays $7.00 for a pint for beer!! Even at an expensive place $5.00 is the most I've seen.
Me... Where i usually go for a beer, 5 bucks is cheap. some drafts go up to $11, and bottles that can get above $30. But they do have the greatest beer selection i've ever seen, paired with a knowledgeable staff and all the proper glassware, so to me, its worth it.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:19 AM   #124
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I've never seen a bar advertise "16 ounces of beer".

Here is what you see at a coffee house:

Latte
8 oz 2.50
12 oz 3.00
16 0z 4.00

Here is what you see at a bar.

Beer
16 oz 4
20 oz 5

In both cases what the volume is referring to (container volume or actual liquid fill level) is not explicit and normal people just buy what they want and go on with their day.
That's a pretty weak argument. "Yeah, it's wrong but no one cares." First time I've heard that one. Bottom line: if businesses are shorting customers it's wrong and needs to stop.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:53 PM   #125
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Since we don't have a standardized, monitored system of draft delivery, the size of the glass is pretty irrelevant. How do you know what is too much to charge?
The only qualm a person could possibly have is an advertised pint not actually being a pint. Since we do not use glasses that have lines and use the same 14 or 16 oz mixing glass then a glass or a pint of beer in the US includes the head. Going abroad and finding it done differently does not mean we are getting ripped off when it says a pint on the menu and they bring you a 16oz glass.
So many of you pay $7 for a glass of beer and its the glass that pisses you off? Does that mean as long as they give you 16oz of beer they can charge whatever they want and that's ok? Because that's the way its sounding.
The brewpub I go to has 20 oz glasses so they can give you a full pint when you order it. This is in the U.S.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:58 PM   #126
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That's a pretty weak argument. "Yeah, it's wrong but no one cares." First time I've heard that one. Bottom line: if businesses are shorting customers it's wrong and needs to stop.

If they advertise a pint then I would agree but most places say Draft no mention of what size other than regular or large or the type of glass. Just because we assume they mean pint does not make it so.So how is that shorting the customer ?
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If they advertise a pint then I would agree but most places say Draft no mention of what size other than regular or large or the type of glass. Just because we assume they mean pint does not make it so.So how is that shorting the customer ?
Once again: I'm referring to advertising that states the size.
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The brewpub I go to has 20 oz glasses so they can give you a full pint when you order it. This is in the U.S.
Of course there are places that do this.
What do they charge for a 20oz glass of somthing like SNPA?

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:44 PM   #129
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Of course there are places that do this.
What do they charge for a 20oz glass of somthing like SNPA?
My place the SNPA is $4.75 for a 20oz. Unless it is either the featured brewery of the month or one of the daily specials, then it is $3 for a 20 oz.

 
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Of course there are places that do this.
What do they charge for a 20oz glass of something like SNPA?
$4.50

I'm part of the mug club (one time $25 payment) So I get a 25 oz mug for the same price.
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