In December 2007, Jeff Alworth established the Honest Pint Project. The intention of the project is to encourage public establishments to serve beer in glassware conspicuously marked or recognizably large enough to hold a full fluid pint (16 fluid ounces).
All across the country, restaurants and taverns regularly serve patrons less than 16 ounces of liquid. This isn’t against the law and there aren’t any standards that enforce a uniform measure. The result is a market in which some pubs serve beer in 20-ounce imperial pints while others use glassware as small as 14 ounces. In other countries, like Germany and England, volume is listed on the glass so patrons can compare prices based on equal measures. It’s fair for beer drinkers, and it’s good for the marketplace.
The Honest Pint Project is an effort to bring transparency to glassware volumes. The intention of the project is to promote the use of glassware that ensures a patron receives 16 fluid ounces of beer. This requires retailers to serve beer in glasses of at least 18 ounces, but preferably 20 or more (the “imperial pint” glasses imported from England and Ireland are ideal examples). You paid for a pint. Now make sure you received one.
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