When every drop matters…

Despite the common thought, size actually matters and when you are in the bartending world size and amount are the difference between great and poor-illegal service.

The American state of Michigan knows this, after a few years of resenting the effects of the economic crisis with a loss of industry and decaying urban centers at the very least Michiganders expect to receive every precious drop of the cold beer they are paying for.

In order to protect his thirsty voters, Democratic State Reps.David Knezek and Brandon Dillon have made their mission  to make sure that when patrons order a pint of beer, they get a pint a beer with a proposed amendment  to Michigan’s Liquor Control Act that prohibits advertising or selling “any glass of beer as a pint in this state unless that glass contains at least 16 ounces of beer.” This is a step forward in an effective protection of costumers as well as a blow for those places used to promote as a pint any glass containing beer.

As in many other bartending related regulations, the british are a step ahead in making sure a pint is a pint, in England  the Imperial Pint has been the law of the land for centuries. Bars in England are required to use official Imperial Pint glasses that accommodate a full 19.2 U.S. ounces, plus a little room for foam.

This regulation surfaces after numerous reports  about“cheater pints” — pint glasses that mimic the profile of the 16-ounce standbys, but feature a thick glass bottom that cuts the volume to 14 ounces. There is a general complaint that many Michigan bars use the downsized glassware and could be faced with the pricey prospect of replacing them if the partial-pint prohibition passes.

The lesson is if the glass is not 16 ounces then DO NOT CALL IT A PINT, save the taxpayers some money and avoid going to jail by calling things by their names because when talking about a pint… size matters


See you behind the bar!


Original Source:

Michigan lawmakers seek to return honesty to bartending


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