Pints of Beer to get Smaller

light_beer_biggerUK Drinkers will soon be popping into their local for two-thirds of a pint. The Government is calling time on more than 300 years of history by relaxing rules on pub glass sizes.

Under changes announced yesterday, two-thirds of a pint will become an official measure in bars and restaurants.

Currently only pints, halves and a third of a pint can be served legally. Industry leaders hope the two-thirds pint – known as a schooner in Australia – will revive flagging business.

The British Beer and Pub Association said: “We see it as a way of increasing consumer choice, especially for speciality beers. Some of these are higher strength and it may be more appropriate to drink less than a pint. The new measure is also aimed at women who think a half is too small and a pint too big and calorific.”

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