Is a pint of beer really a pint in Michigan? Lawmakers want to outlaw 'cheater-glasses'

LANSING, Mich. - Rules and regulations are in place to make sure when you buy a gallon of gas, or a gallon of milk, you get what you paid for. 

Now, some Michigan lawmakers want to make sure the same rules apply when you order a pint of beer. 

The proposed bill comes following complaints some establishments could be using glassware designed to look like pint glasses, but may come up a few ounces short. 

In the bar industry, they are referred to as "cheater-glasses" or "false-bottom" glasses.

Audrine Taylor wondered about the glasses. 

"Sometimes you look at the bottom of the glass and it does look a little thick and you wonder if you are being slighted a little bit," said Taylor.

Other consumers were unaware of the so called "cheater-glasses" and say they would feel cheated if they discovered their pint glass didn't contain 16 ounces of beer. 

"I don't want 12 ounces, I want 16 ounces," said Ted Derigiotis.

House Bill No. 5040 is in committee right now.  Lawmakers are considering changing the language of the bill slightly to take into consideration the amount of foam at the top of the glass.
 

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