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Title: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Al on October 24, 2008, 09:56:33 am
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/article5003717.ece

What on earth? Why? Surely the government have better things to do than mess with my pint?
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Bob DeBilda on October 24, 2008, 10:16:23 am
I remember years ago Leigh from the H&G telling me that It has always been legal to sell beer in 1/3 pint measures. It just so happens that publicans chose to sell it in 3/3 pint measures.  (b)  It was what people wanted.

Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Rosebud on October 24, 2008, 10:19:15 am
Not impressed, i like to say nipping out for a pint
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Sally Beenwell on October 24, 2008, 11:06:53 am
Not impressed, i like to say nipping out for a pint

So now you can say i'm nipping out for 2/3 of a pint
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Rosebud on October 24, 2008, 11:12:18 am
 Not worth the hassle, to me a pint or nothing   :'(
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Sally Beenwell on October 24, 2008, 11:21:38 am
Not worth the hassle, to me a pint or nothing   :'(

ok then you can say your nipping out for 0.0% of a pint (b)
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Al on October 24, 2008, 11:33:24 am
Not worth the hassle, to me a pint or nothing   :'(
ok then you can say your nipping out for 0.0% of a pint (b)
I full expect that sooner or later will have to ask for 568ml of beer, rather than a pint.
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Bob DeBilda on October 24, 2008, 12:33:04 pm
I full expect that sooner or later will have to ask for 568ml of beer, rather than a pint.
Never! I will never ask for anything other than a pint! no matter what the law says what measurement it has to be served up in. >:(
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Sector9 on October 24, 2008, 12:46:17 pm
Can't see a problem myself...
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Sally Beenwell on October 24, 2008, 13:37:56 pm
Can't see a problem myself...

Really, Have a good look in your Wallet.
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Sector9 on October 24, 2008, 13:44:01 pm
do you mean it will be more expensive?
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Al on October 24, 2008, 14:14:48 pm
Beer prices are on the increase generally anyway. Changing teh size of teh glass won't directly affect the price of beer, but with all these things I suspect we'll end up paying more (for new glasses etc).
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Sector9 on October 24, 2008, 14:17:26 pm
I think as mainstream beer is now stronger than it was 10 years ago it might be a good thing to have smaller measures...
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Rosebud on October 24, 2008, 14:54:58 pm
Why ??? What wrong with a good pint
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Sector9 on October 24, 2008, 15:37:31 pm
Nothing, I like a pint as much as the next person, but I think it gives those an option who don't want to feel the effects of a full 5%er
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Bob DeBilda on October 24, 2008, 16:06:30 pm
but I think it gives those an option who don't want to feel the effects of a full 5%er

Lightweights!
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Sector9 on October 24, 2008, 16:40:38 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Pull the twother one!
Post by: Rosebud on October 24, 2008, 17:10:50 pm
So your a half pinter then  :D