Finally we have some lawmakers that are addressing the paramount issues. Michigan politicians are determined to make their state’s pubs honest ale sellers. When a pint of beer is ordered, a pint a beer is what must be served, and not a drop less, says NBC News on Oct. 7.
Rep. Brandon Dillon, along with bill co-sponsor Rep. David Knezek, introduced legislation last week that would amend the state’s Liquor Control Act in order to make it unlawful to “advertise or sell any glass of beer as a pint in this state unless that glass contains at least 16 ounces of beer.”
One thinks these two lawmakers perhaps came up with their bill over a tall, cold one.
“It’s kind of a truth-in-advertising issue,” Dillon said. “When you sell a product, you have to sell what you’re claiming to be offering.”
The lawmakers said the only pushback they have received thus far is from restaurants who are concerned that they will have to go out and purchase brand new mugs, should the law actually pass. Then again, why aren’t they serving at least a standard size pint, or 16 ounces, to begin with?
Knezek said the bill will eliminate so-called “cheater pints” – beer servings that are sold as pints but are actually multiple ounces less than they should be.
“It’s a pretty simple equation,” Dillon said. “If you offer a pint of beer, you should be selling 16 ounces.”
Yes indeed. I’ll drink to that.