A reprieve for the British pint

September 12th, 2007 | Posted by Real Beer

The British pint and mile are safe forever after the European Commission announced a policy change.

The European Union executive said British and Irish pubs may go on serving beer in pints after 2009, when such measures were due to be phased out.

A spokesman said the proposal, which must be rubber-stamped by member nations, would also help trade with the United States by extending indefinitely the right to use dual measurement in labeling in the metric and imperial systems.

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One Response to “A reprieve for the British pint”

  1. zythophile Says:

    Mmm, yeah, great – maybe more British real-ales-in-bottles will be put into British pint (ie 568ml) bottles rather than 500ml ones.

    Except that (whisper this heresy quietly) a 500ml bottle of beer, poured out with a good, attractive head on it, exactly fits a British pint glass …