Many people are not aware of what oversized glasses are and what it means to them, so we will try to give a brief explanation.
Current legislation states that draught beer and cider must be dispensed in multiples of a half or a third of a pint and the glasses in which beer is normally served may be either Government stamped brim measures i.e. the glass must be completely full to the brim, or the glass may have a lined mark indicating the correct measure.
Understandably, the vast majority of British pubs use brim measure rather than oversize, lined glasses. Why?
Because beer has a head of froth, the glass cannot actually be completely filled to the top. The larger brewing industry claims that the froth is part of the beer and may be up to 5% of the glass by volume. That is, even if the glass appears to be full, you only get 95% of a pint. On top of this, Trading Standards will also normally give leeway of 5%. This means that when you order a pint, you are LEGALLY only entitled to a maximum of 90% of the pint you paid for.
Oversize, lined glasses enable the pub to serve a full pint of beer PLUS your head on top, with no wastage or spillage. Working back from the figures above this could give you, the customer, a saving of up to 10%, equating to 30p on a £3 pint. Of course, those pubs not using lined glasses could in theory be saving this amount every time you pay for a pint!
We are informed that BeerHeadZ is the only pub in Bassetlaw using oversize, lined glassware. BeerHeadZ guarantee a FULL MEASURE of quality beer AND value for money every time you visit the bar!