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How many beers are in a pint?

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You also have to remember that some bars have glasses that appear to be pint glasses but are in reality smaller in volume.

But 1.5 Beers is a good gauge of what you should be getting
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Pretty sure he meant a pint GLASS, which is normally filled to 16 Oz. A 341ml bottle of beer is 12 oz. 12 oz is 75% of 16oz. So 1.5 is incorrect.
1.25 bottles of beer = a pint glass.
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nalababe wrote:
Apr 8th, 2007 12:33 am
As you may have figured out from the posts above, an American pint is significantly different from an imperial (UK/Can) pint. Google the history if you want...

But here in Canada, a pint is 20oz. A bottle of beer is 12 or so oz...you do the math.
This is the correct answer. In fact, it's illegal in Canada to call anything less than 20oz (+/- 0.5oz) a pint.
Here's where you can file a complaint Measurement Canada if you get sold a "pint" that's less than 20oz.

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Keelie wrote:
Apr 7th, 2007 1:16 am
where did you get that from?? a pint is 2 cups, 2 cups = 16oz
A "Pint" of beer when you order it is in a 20oz glass. This is an industry measure. An actual imperial pint is 16oz.
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IronArm wrote:
Jun 29th, 2016 9:36 pm
Pretty sure he meant a pint GLASS, which is normally filled to 16 Oz. A 341ml bottle of beer is 12 oz. 12 oz is 75% of 16oz. So 1.5 is incorrect.
1.25 bottles of beer = a pint glass.
Why did you bump a 9 years old thread to reply to a dead topic??
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JKKim2983 wrote:
Jun 30th, 2016 4:07 pm
Why did you bump a 9 years old thread to reply to a dead topic??
Mainly because it let me.
I found this thread with a Google search.
This thread is publicly searchable, and I think it's misinformation.
Just trying to help make it more accurate for the next person who Google's it.
The moderator can close the thread if there shouldn't be replies.
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IronArm wrote:
Jul 4th, 2016 3:22 pm
Mainly because it let me.
I found this thread with a Google search.
This thread is publicly searchable, and I think it's misinformation.
Just trying to help make it more accurate for the next person who Google's it.
The moderator can close the thread if there shouldn't be replies.
All good points. :)
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Apr 23, 2017
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You guys have the math wrong. 1.25 beers isn't 16oz, it's 15oz. 1.33 beers is 16oz.

12 x 1.33 = 16.

So a correctly poured pint glass of beer should in theory contain 1 and one third of a can of beer.
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It's really depressing to see how many restaurants and bars not serve a proper pint and play so many tricks with the glassware.
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Everyone start taking a measurement beaker to the bar and report exactly how much beer you are receiving.
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I haven't gone to this extreme yet, but I have indeed called out a couple of bars and restaurants for serving less than 20oz as a pint.

I don't get very far. I'm not for dumb bureaucracies but would really like somewhere to report these cheaters.

More beer for the people!
Kevinck wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 10:02 am
Everyone start taking a measurement beaker to the bar and report exactly how much beer you are receiving.
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TotallyKiller wrote:
Jun 30th, 2016 2:33 pm
A "Pint" of beer when you order it is in a 20oz glass. This is an industry measure. An actual imperial pint is 16oz.
Let me bump this thread again to mention this information is wrong.

In Canada a pint is 20 oz (568 ml). That is an imperial pint with 20 imperial fluid ounces.

Period.

A US pint is 16 oz (473 ml). That is an american pint with 16 US fl.oz.

They're only comparable in name, they are different units of measures.

Now how much "beer" is in a pint? Well, if you want to do the math be aware that a bottle of beer is 12 imperial ounces (341 ml) but a regular can of beer is 12 US ounces (355 ml) and the taller cans are 16 us fl.oz (473 ml).

So we're using the imperial measurements by Law but aluminium cans use the US measurements because of standardization (same for Coke, Pepsi, etc.) but it is not a problem since they are labeled in milliliters.
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i'm dying at the fact that this decade old thread has been bumped not once but twice so people can carry on this completely trivial argumentFace With Tears Of Joy
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None. I've already finished it.

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