Honest Pint Project
The Honest Pint Project in the News

National Public Radio

'Oregon' and the rest of the states'still lag far behind the higher standards observed in places like Germany and the UK. 'Twenty fluid ounces is a pint, and all glasses are government-stamped. You can't serve a draft drink unless it's in a glass with a government stamp on it.' That's Andrew Hall, publican of the Rose and Crown in Oxford, England. The regulated British system was one of the inspiration for Jeff Alworth's Honest Pint Project. Back in Portland, he says he'll continue to raise awareness on truth-in-pouring issues in hopes that Oregon's measurements will some day be as good as its beers.'

[story repeated here on OPB]

Wall Street Journal

'Jeff Alworth, a Portland, Ore., beer blogger, university researcher and a founder of the Honest Pint Project, has been testing suspected short-pouring bars, in some cases measuring his beer-glass capacity by the men's room sink. His group collected more than 400 names in two weeks for an online petition urging state regulators to enforce a 16-ounce rule. And at one point, he was posting the names of bars that didn't measure up on his Web site. But in response to complaints, he now has taken to listing the names of establishments serving full pints in bigger glasses. 'I'm not a firebrand,' says Mr. Alworth. 'I am devoted to Oregon beer, and it seemed like using glasses where you don't get a 16-ounce pour was not so cool.''

Portland (ME) Press Herald

'Jeff Alworth a beer blogger and trouble maker in the other Portland quoted in the article has decided to fight back. Over on his blog 'Beervana' he's started a petition to keep bartenders honest.'

Other Coverage
Denver Post, 4/8/09
Seattle Times, 4/4/09
Eugene Register-Guard, 4/3/09
KATU - video, 4/5/09
Baltimore Sun, 6/10/08
Oregonian, 4/6/08 (as reported on Beervana)
The Source (Bend, OR), 3/12/08
Oregonian, 12/29/07 (as reported on Beervana)