I talked last week about my love of beer glasses and why I like to drink from them. There was something I forgot to mention. It’s the fact that a lot of bars cheat you out of beer. There are a few ways that they go about this, but the biggest problem I have is when I get a glass that is not full. I want my beer filled up to the edge of the glass. Many bars will leave a little extra space so that the bartender can get it to you easier.
Another way is the misunderstanding of a pint. A pint is 16 oz, but many places use these new 12 oz “pint glasses.” There is nothing pint about them, they are 4 oz short on bringing that promise home. That’s 25% of your beer! Bummer. Another trick used is to incrase the amount of glass at the base of the pint glass so it looks like a pint, feels like a pint, but there is less internal volume.
One cool solution to this problem is the Beer Gauge (pictured above left). It shows you how many ounces you actually have in your glass, and how much is missing. It would take some balls to try using this thing at a bar, but it does stop you from getting cheated.