April 4, 2009

Kudos to Oregon lawmakers

When I order a pint of beer, I want 16oz and not a 14oz cheater pint or a 12oz specialty glass. Now, patrons in Oregon get to enjoy their full pints. From The Oregonian:
Lawmakers have your backs, Oregon beer drinkers
It's not quite policing pints, but some legislators want to make sure brewpubs and taverns pour you a full glass of beer.

A bill that debuted before a House committee Friday calls for the state to measure servings and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to issue decals to establishments that meet the "honest pint" 16-ounce standard.

"If someone advertises a pint, don't you think you should get a pint?" said Rep. Mike Schaufler, D-Happy Valley, the business and labor committee chairman who is co-sponsoring the bill.

Nope, it's not the most pressing issue facing Oregon, said Rep. Jules Bailey, D-Portland, the bill's chief backer. But the decal system would be voluntary for businesses -- and a bit of good cheer for consumers during a grim recession.

"Difficult times deserve an honest pint," said Evan Manvel, a conservation lobbyist representing himself Friday.
Cheers! Posted by DaveH at April 4, 2009 9:17 AM

Hey, I'm all for a full pint as the next person, but Yeesh, we need a law for that? I've never been shy about sending back my pint of Guinness and asking them to top it off. But a law? Must be a slow week in the Oregon legislature. Very slow.

But on the upside, how do I apply for the "head police" job? I'd like that job... inspecting beer! I could do that - I'm qualified!

Posted by: Dazed at April 5, 2009 6:05 AM
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