Let's bring some accountability back to American business. Support those that support you and treat you right and with respect. To all others, let them go out of business and fail!
The Canadian stubby bottle was traditionally 341 ml (11.5 U.S. fl oz; 12.0 imp fl oz) while the U.S. longneck was 355 ml (12.0 U.S. fl oz; 12.5 imp fl oz).....
Belgian beer is usually packaged in 11.2 U.S. fl oz (331.2 ml; 11.7 imp fl oz) bottles in four or six packs, 750 ml (26.4 imp fl oz; 25.4 U.S. fl oz) bottles similar to those used for champagne.....
British brewers used a standard design of bottle, known as the London Brewers' Standard.... Pints, defined as 568 ml (20.0 imp fl oz; 19.2 U.S. fl oz), and half-pints, or 284 ml (10.0 imp fl oz; 9.6 U.S. fl oz) were the most common, but some brewers also bottled in nip (1/3-pint) and quart (2-pint) sizes. .....around the turn of the 21st century the industry turned away from refillable bottles and UK beer bottles are now all one-trip, and most are 330 ml (11.2 U.S. fl oz; 11.6 imp fl oz) in volume.....
In Australia, the term "longneck stubby" is applied to bottles of this style with 330 and 375 ml (11.6 and 13.2 imp fl oz; 11.2 and 12.7 U.S. fl oz) capacity
Darren72 wrote:There are two separate issues here. WallyV is concerned about a particular beer being switched from a 12oz bottle to an 11.2oz bottle. Whether you think this is the first sign of the fall of Western Civilization, or couldn't care less about it, it's a distinct issue from the fact that bottle sizes are traditionally different from one country to another.
jmc wrote:i think greed is a stretch - but you're close - it's marketing and price point driven. it could be the result of distributors hammering on these companies about pricing as well. it's a tactic that food producers have been using for years - lower the size, keep the price the same. it does appear greedy, but um, these companies aren't doing this for fun - they're changing the sizing to maintain market share and shelf space at the stores. consumers (like you) that are concerned with value and sizing need to pay attention. (like you!)
wallyV wrote:Beck's does not do this
Rene G wrote:wallyV wrote:Beck's does not do this
Look a little more carefully at the Beck's label. Sure, it says 12 ounces—and maybe that's all that matters—but you'll notice the stuff that's sold here is no longer brewed in Germany. The six-pack carton boasts "German Quality" and "Brewed Under the German Purity Law of 1516." On the bottle's label, "Originated in Bremen, Germany" is prominent, but in small white letters on a silver background (making it almost invisible) you'll see "Product of USA • Brauerei Beck & Co • St Louis, MO." In other words, it's just another Anheuser-Busch product, though at a higher price.
While I can't get even slightly worked up about selling imported beer in its traditionally sized bottle, I find this sort of deceptive labeling to be reprehensible. I haven't bought any Beck's in years and most certainly won't in the future. I'll look for a real German beer, most likely in the standard 330 mL bottle.
AP in NYT wrote:The settlement resolved a lawsuit filed in 2013 by several Beck’s drinkers who noticed there was almost no visible "made in the U.S.A." language on the beer’s packaging even though it has been brewed in St. Louis since 2012. Labels instead emphasize the beer’s supposed "German Quality," and that it was made under the "German Purity Law of 1516" and originated in Bremen, Germany.
AP in NYT wrote:Labels instead emphasize the beer’s supposed "German Quality," and that it was made under the "German Purity Law of 1516"
jhdouglass wrote:European brewers have been putting beer in bottles that are 1/3L (those pesky11.2ozers), 500mL, and 750mL for like 150 years longer than the US has been a country, so there's really no room for outrage here.
jhdouglass wrote:European brewers have been putting beer in bottles that are 1/3L (those pesky11.2ozers), 500mL, and 750mL for like 150 years longer than the US has been a country,
Wikipedia wrote:The first practical realisation of the metric system came in 1799