Beer was Re: Anyone drinking at the moment?

Joel Bernstein joel at
Wed Sep 30 11:54:28 BST 2009

2009/9/30 Bob Walker <bob at>:
> On Wed, 30 Sep 2009, Steve Mynott wrote:
>>  It also claimed that currently 1/3 pint measures were
>> available and legal in the UK.  I wondered if anyone had ever seen
>> this?
> they always have been legal. you certianly now see thirds at CAMRA beer
> festivals and I have seen it in some pubs. Normally as part of a try 4 beers
>  as thirds pay for a pint offer.

The (excellent) Bree Louise serves their (excellent) ales in 1/3 pint
glasses if you ask. I usually pick 3 likely sounding ales, order 1/3
of each. They come on a little wooden board. IIRC they charge based on
alcohol content, and ordering 3 random thirds tends not to get you
charged for a pint of the strongest. So it seems a reasonable thing to
do. Certainly doesn't cost more.


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