Reasons why the ACT is better than NSW – Pint glasses

johnboy 17 August 2008 73


In our weekly series of things that are better in the ACT than in NSW I’d like to present the widespread availability of the pint glass.

Real men drink pints. Interesting women drink pints too.

People who do not drink pints are probably either perverts or prudes but who would want to spend the time talking to them to find out?

Personally I’d suggest we steal the schooner’s beautiful name, apply it to the more elegant pint glass, and have the best of both worlds.

You know it makes sense.


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Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 8:16 am 17 Aug 08

As a resident beer afficionado, whenever I get asked which size glass I’d like – a simple response of “I’m not scared of beer” generally sways them towards whichever glass size is the biggest they have on range.

As for the measurements – what are you going to do if you don’t get the full 568.26125ml ? Go to another pub ?

Lets face it, you’ll either order a big glass or a small glass (not too many pubs have the tenacity/wherewithal to offer a single size option anymore), and you’ll drink whatever you get handed.

As for me, they could give it to me in a jam jar and I’d simply think that it was kind of cool.

As for the pictured pint of ‘orange whip’ in a GUINNESS Pint glass – the pub should have served it in a golfball pint glass, and kept the stylie ones for the guinness.

JC JC 9:58 pm 16 Aug 08

Thumper said :

JC

Fool!

It’s called a pint.

I don’t recall a measurement called a schooner or a middie.

Doesn’t matter what name they have, all the others sizes are based on imperial messurements. So it is a folly to say pints are the only one that is an imperial size.

peter@home peter@home 5:34 pm 16 Aug 08

toriness said :

too many pints yesterday afternoon for me, they were my undoing. i haven’t had such badly skinned knees since i was in primary school! maybe if i’d been downing schooners instead i would be a-ok today 🙁

um, (I am realy not wanting to know, morbid curiosity and all that) why do you have skinned knees?

toriness toriness 2:47 pm 16 Aug 08

too many pints yesterday afternoon for me, they were my undoing. i haven’t had such badly skinned knees since i was in primary school! maybe if i’d been downing schooners instead i would be a-ok today 🙁

Pandy Pandy 12:02 am 16 Aug 08

“Poofs”? that is a bit rich coming from you ant.

ant ant 11:54 pm 15 Aug 08

Those Pots are thimbles, Vic was always very frustrating in that regard. I like bars when you order “a beer” you get a schooie. And pints are for poofs, if you’re feeling serious, your beer needs a handle and it comes in a jug.

red red 7:58 pm 15 Aug 08

As a girl who has drank many a pint (usually guinness), I prefer those to schooners. And don’t even get me started on pots, when i go to victoria and forced to order a “pot of beer” i feel like banging my head against the bar.

Its just so very wrong.

Whatsup Whatsup 7:16 pm 15 Aug 08

How ’bout we round them up to 560ml with a bit more of a head ?

Overheard Overheard 7:04 pm 15 Aug 08

“I’ll just have a 558.2615 for the road. Actually, I’ve ‘ad a couple. Make it a 284.130625, fank you, bar keep!'”

Thumper Thumper 6:48 pm 15 Aug 08

I was thinking, ‘just put a few schooners of oil in her thanks’ 😉

Overheard Overheard 6:48 pm 15 Aug 08

Um, you might want to look up ‘imperial measurements’ in your Funk and Wagnalls, PP.

While you’re there, have a quick shufty of the meaning of the word ‘retarded’ and why it really shouldn’t be used to describe anything that doesn’t seem quite right.

Pontius Pilate Pontius Pilate 6:43 pm 15 Aug 08

That sounds very retarded. Surely it to the nearest 5ml?

Overheard Overheard 6:31 pm 15 Aug 08

BTW, according to wonkypedia, a pint is “568.26125 millilitres (exactly)”.

Overheard Overheard 6:29 pm 15 Aug 08

Good point. Could you see this catching on? ‘Giv’us a 425 of Old, thanks guv’nor!’

Thumper Thumper 6:23 pm 15 Aug 08

JC

Fool!

It’s called a pint.

I don’t recall a measurement called a schooner or a middie.

Pontius Pilate Pontius Pilate 6:20 pm 15 Aug 08

I’m certain it’s not 600ml. I used to think it was though.

flying doormat flying doormat 6:17 pm 15 Aug 08

I always thought 600mls worth of liquid gold, so to make sure I checked one of my octoberfest stiens and I can get a bit over 600mls

Overheard Overheard 5:51 pm 15 Aug 08

Damn! I learnt the answer for my RSA exam(s) then promptly forgot as I almost exclusively work at can bars when I’m serving behind a bar. Had to look it up. It’s less than that.

Proud Local Proud Local 5:18 pm 15 Aug 08

I will play Devil’s Advocate and challenge everyone to state how many ml they think is in a pint. The variety of answers will surprise you.

I think it’s 585ml? Yes??

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