A proposed house bill in the state of Michigan will ensure that each pint of beer poured by a bar or restaurant is a full 16 ounces.
Good news, beer bans. A proposed house bill in the state of Michigan will ensure that each pint of beer poured by a bar or restaurant is a full 16 ounces.
This amendment to the Liquor Control Act would make it so that if a glass of beer is advertised as a pint, it is a crime to serve less than 16 ounces of beer to the customer.
Some people in Michigan claim that describing a beer as a pint refers to the style of glass it is served in rather than the amount of beer it contains.
Many establishments serve beer in what has been referred to as a cheater pint glass that is the same size and shape as a pint, but has thicker glass in the bottom and only measures a 12 to 14 ounce pour.
Jeff Irwin, a state representative from Ann Arbor, Michigan said: “When people buy a pint and they're served less than a pint, it strikes me as sort of low-level fraud.”
Other bars and restaurants serve pints of beer in 20 ounce British pint glasses.
What do you think about the legal effort to make sure that a pint of beer is at least 16 ounces?