Friday, 24 October 2008

A staff half ?

I was just asked to make a radio comment on the story that two thirds of a pint had been suggested as a pub measure. Luckily I am busy at Twickenham Beer Festival.

London's radio listeners have been saved from offensive language.

The full story is here.

3 comments:

John Paul Adams said...

Surely they can do this at the moment? If they can sell a third of a pint, can't you just buy two of them?

Or is it a subtle way to metrification? Two thirds of a pint comes out at 379ml. With bottles being sold at 330ml and assuming the usual 10% under measure, there is not much difference :) :)

Have to admit that most half pints I get at beer festivals are way bigger than a half so we're already on the way to drinking two-thirds a pint. Some of the guys at the Piglet festival last week were very liberal with their measures!

Barry the Bus said...

Why is it, that when there is a newspaper article like this, the attached photo is of drunken city-type wankers? Is it designed to give the wrong message that all drinkers are irresponsible people?

Shurley shome mishtake...

Brewblogger said...

Better than me Steve - I ended up doing the story on a BBC Radio Wales show 0730 on the Sunday the clocks changed. And I'd been to a cider festival the day before. "Colourful" was one comment on my performance.