Belgian wrote:groulxsome wrote:I do not believe that “A pint contains 20 fl. oz. (568 ml) in Canada.” I think it generally contains 500 ml plus or minus 25 ml for foam.
Well that's funny because I'd call that a half liter. In Germany the shorthand is commonly "half", "quarter" or "third" for servings 500, 250 and 330ml - nice clear purchasing agreement, fill lines to assure the transaction, no guessing games.
I'd be happy to ban the word pint if we discarded the whole shell-game of Imperial pints, US Pints and all Mystery Pints - and if instead we had Euro-style metric glassware with fill lines. We can even call them half, third and (if ever done) quarter, referring to the fraction of a liter - just handier to yell while ordering in a loud place.
Yep, I call it a half liter somewhere in there, but I agree the Germans have it right for pour sizes. A quarter would often be much nicer for super big beers (looking at you Mikkeller Black), while a third would be great for most bigger beers.
Unfortunately is seems the Stone Cutters still run the beer game in Canada.