For almost 300 years, by law, the only measure of draft beer you could order in a British pub was the full pint (20 ounces) or half pint (10 ounces). Recently the government has allowed 1/3 pints (6.67 ounces) to be used primarily for beer festivals and tasting, and now they are introducing the 2/3 pints (13.33 ounces). The 2/3 pint gives British pub goers another option when a full pint is too much and half pint is too little.
Now, I would think a 3/4 pint (15 ounces) would make more sense since the 2/3 pint measure is only about two sips of beer larger than the 1/2 pint. What do you think? Should the US have standard beer measures? I like the idea. Is a 2/3 pints a good idea? Leave us your comments.
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