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Another black eye for NY Post: locals claim short pour piece is ‘error-ridden’

In something that should surprise almost no one who follows the shoddy journalistic practices of the New York Post, an article in the tabloid yesterday incorrectly accused Blind Tiger Ale House (281 Bleecker St., at Jones St., Greenwich Village) of underpouring beers.

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6 thoughts on “Another black eye for NY Post: locals claim short pour piece is ‘error-ridden’

  1. Pingback: New York Post investigation says 60% of tested NYC bars guilty of short pours | BeerPulse

  2. This article makes a good point with Blind Tiger – it’s a great thing when establishments clearly post a price, volume and then serve customers exactly that. However, they quickly lose my confidence with this sentence, ” If your customer is a Post reporter, and you’re pouring the beer with a proper one-inch head, you’re apparently ripping them off.” If the bar or bartender calls that a pint, then serves it in a 16oz glass with 1-inch of head, I would argue that the customer is very clearly being ripped off. If the place cares about a “proper” pour and wants to call something a pint, they need glasses over 16oz. Saying that you’re only giving them 14 oz because you want to pour the beer properly, then calling it a pint, is a first-rate con.

  3. Todd – you are dead wrong. As every beer savvy guy knows, the head is an integral part of the beer drinking experience. The head is part of the beer and I wouldn’t want the barkeep to hold my beer until the head dissipates.

  4. Todd, I think that gets to a deeper issue: there needs to be a deeper discussion about the term “pint glass.” It has become a term for a style of glass rather than a measurement of volume. I highly doubt most people would agree with your statement, even though it’s factually accurate… and it’s for the very reason that in many places – not just NYC – a pint is no longer a pint.

  5. John, you’re fighting a strawman. I didn’t say they should pour it without any head. Just that if they’re going to pour 14 oz of beer because they want to pour it right, it should be called 14 oz. If they’re going to call it a pint and they want to pour it right, they should use a glass that isn’t exactly 16 oz at the rim.

  6. I can’t think of one bar or brewery I’ve ever been to that fills up pint glasses, head included, and didn’t call it a pint. I’d also argue that the head is a part of the beer so if there’s substantial head included then it’s a part of the 16oz.

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