Thursday, November 13, 2008
Two-Thirds Of A Beer?
Those wacky kids at the Weights and Measures office are at it again. Come April, English bar patrons will have a new size option for their suds besides the beloved pint or the dainty half-pint. The W & M folks have authorized a two-thirds pint glass. The spokeman for the British Beer and Pub Association, Neil Williams, said it would be similiar in size to many continental bottled beers and would encourage customers to order these brews by the draft. Honestly Neil, do British people really need encouragement to drink beer?
The two-thirds pint works out to 378.5 milliliters, or slightly more than twelve ounces. Williams went on to say that the new size would appeal to the lunch crowd, and drinkers of specialty beers with higher alcohol contents. "It just makes sense to to add the two-thirds pint because for some customers and styles of beer, it'll just seem like the right size." While Jonathon Mail, spokesman for the Campaign for Real Ale, warned that a two-thirds pint could lead to too much drinking.
Bullshit. Buy your pint and suck it down like a man you pansy. Two-thirds of a pint is like two-thirds of sex. It sounds fun and exciting until you get to the bottom.
**Editors Note** This article was lifted in part from one published in the Canton Repository, Saturday, October 25, 2008 written by Elle Moxley of the Associated Press. I can only hope that in reseaching this article, Ms. Moxley drank too many two-thirds pints and later did something she was ashamed of.