Proposed bill would guarantee pint of beer is 16 ounces

State representatives proposing law to guarantee honest pint of beer


LANSING, Mich. – Michigan beer drinkers may want to raise a toast to a pair of state representatives who are proposing a law to guarantee an honest pint of beer.

The proposal would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Act and would make it an offense to advertise or sell a glass of beer as a pint if it is less than 16 ounces of beer.

Some pint-style beer glasses only hold 12 or 14 ounces and some bar owners say the law would force them to replace their glassware.

The bill is now in a State House committee.