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Title: Shenanigans
Post by: nightflier on March 12, 2016, 05:17:04 am
As a long time Guinness drinker, I was always aware that their draught cans and bottles had less content than the competition. However, I gave them the benefit of the doubt and attributed it to the gas cartridge in the container. Besides, the traditional "Extra Stout" bottles were the standard 12 ounces.

Now, Murpy's cans use the same cartridge, yet gives you a full pint. And, the Guinness bottles no longer have it, so clearly that was not the reason. Still, the traditional "Extra Stout" bottles remained the standard 12 ounces.

But now, right before that holy day, they betrayed us! The curse of less content has reached the Extra Stout. 11.2 ounces!  :o >:( :'(

This should be a topic in this election year.

Title: Re: Shenanigans
Post by: retired1af on March 12, 2016, 06:55:49 am
Sorry to burst your bubble, but a true Imperial Pint is a shade over 19 ounces in North America. 12 ounces doesn't even come close.
Title: Re: Shenanigans
Post by: nightflier on March 12, 2016, 09:08:31 am
As much as I'd prefer an Imperial pint, I'd settle for an American pint of 16 ounces, which Murphy's cans contain. The Guinness cans only have 14.9.
Title: Re: Shenanigans
Post by: sledgehammer on March 12, 2016, 11:14:55 am
We have Guiness on draft here.  I call the bar as I am leaving the office and ask them to pour me a large glass.  Its often done by the time I get there.