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Deceptive bars, beware: Lawmaker wants to ensure beer drinkers aren't served 'cheater pints'

02/11/2015 01:18 EST | Updated 04/13/2015 05:59 EDT
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine lawmaker wants beer drinkers to get what they pay for — to the very last drop.

State Sen. John Patrick is pressing for a bill that would require each pint of beer sold in the state to be 16 ounces. He says some bars and restaurants that advertise draft beers as pints are actually serving them in 14-ounce glasses, causing drinkers to lose out on those last tasty sips.

The measure is getting pushback from the Maine Restaurant Association and Maine Brewers' Guild, who said during a hearing on Wednesday there's no need for new regulations when the state already has consumer protection laws.

Similar efforts to combat these so-called "cheater pints" have fallen flat in Michigan and Oregon.

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