Michigan considers 16-ounce ‘pint-size’ law

October 7th, 2013 | Posted by Real Beer

A bill introduced last week would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Act to require each pint of beer have at least 16 ounces. It would make it an offense to “advertise or sell any glass of beer as a pint in this state unless that glass contains at least 16 ounces of beer.”

Rep. Brandon Dillon, R-Grand Rapids and a co-sponsor of the bill, said short pints aren’t the most pressing issue facing the state, but “a lot of people, I think, would appreciate knowing what they get when they order a pint.”

Some pint-style beer glasses with thicker bottoms hold as little as 12 to 14 ounces.

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One Response to “Michigan considers 16-ounce ‘pint-size’ law”

  1. Shawn Says:

    I’m from the Midwest and recently was in Portland. I noticed that most breweries filled the pint glass to the rim with no head. I mentioned this to a dude pouring my beerr once and he was taken back a bit that we dont fill to the rim. We need to adopt this in the Midwest ASAP.