Are you familiar with the “Honest Pint Project”? We are… we call them “True Pints”, and they’re all we offer at the Apocalypse Brewing tap-room.
The Honest Pint Project started in Portland Oregon back in 2007. Tired of plunking down $5.00 for a “pint” that wasn’t actually a full 16 ounces, Jeff Alworth decided to bring attention to the issue. He began a campaign to change the way beer was served, and while not everyone changed, many embraced the concept and got on board. While Jeff’s project appears to have been mothballed for the moment, the idea hasn’t died. We believe in an honest pint at Apocalypse brewing and intend to only serve a True Pint of beer to our customers.
Here’s the long and short of it: All across the country, restaurants and taverns are regularly serving patrons “pints” of beer that are less than 16 ounces. Indeed, the majority of vendors serving beer are doing so in 14 or 16 ounce shaker glasses – those slightly tapered, cylindrical glasses originally used to mix drinks. But just because they’re called a pint glass doesn’t mean you’re actually getting 16 ounces of beer. More likely your receiving only a 12 to 14 ounce pour in that “pint glass” the bar tender just handed you!
At Apocalypse Brewing, our glasses are termed “English Pub” glasses. They’re 20oz vessels that easily accommodate 16 ounces of beer with ample room for a beautiful head. And while we’re not clear on whether or not the Honest Pint Project is still actively certifying tap-rooms… we’ve submitted our pic for approval and offer it up here as additional proof:
You get what you pay for at Apocalypse Brewing Company. So, come on in and sit back, raise a 16oz TRUE PINT, and embrace the chaos!!