Watch your pint glass!!
So I watched some news report somewhere the other night about bars ripping off the customer with "fake pint" glasses. The story showed how some pint glasses with a thicker glass bottom stole ounces from the patron. The bar claims to serve pints of beers when in fact they are only serving 14 and sometimes 12 ounces of beer. So for every 4-5 beers you are losing a true pint. So tonight I went to the TGI Friday outside the MCO airport. I asked what they had on special and was told $3 bud lights. (I am normally a beer snob but have been trying to cut back on the calories instead of working out.) so I am like sure I'll have one. It went down rather fast. Sure it is a light beer and we all pounded them in college and the occasional PM overnight. Then I remember the news story. I order a bud light bottle and keep the "pint glass". I pour the beer into the glass and what do I see? It pours straight to the top. Wow....they are selling 12 oz of beer as a true pint which should be 16. So I was sitting next to some young ladies which we were conversing and we did a test. So I asked for another pint glass after I showed the bartender my results. He was shocked. He gave me another pint looking glass to try. Same thing. I then asked for the big 22 oz glass. Surely that has to be real. It was. So I ask what the price for a bud light in the big glass was. He said 4.50. I said great that's a better deal. The moral of the story is don't assume the pint your getting is a true pint. Odds are some bars and restaurants are cheating you out of $$$$ and beer. In this case for every 4 beers, I am losing 1 pint of $. Take this as you will. Hotel committee, have you tested the pints to make sure we are getting true pints?