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Thread #127746   Message #2853350
Posted By: PoppaGator
01-Mar-10 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Should drink pitchers be required for folk venues
Subject: RE: Should drink pitchers be required for folk venues
I'm puzzled at the mention of a one-to-a-customer limit on pitchers of beer:

A) How could this possibly be enforced? Do they stamp your hand when you purchase a pitcher?

B) It seems to be based on the assumption that that each pitcher is normally consumed by a single individual. Everywhere I've ever lived drunk, each pitcher is normally shared by two or more folks, then refilled as necessary. For one thing, the beer stays colder/fresher that way.

I would offer this advice to Mr. and Mrs. #1 Peasant: rather than buy two pitchers at once, and then have one of you fail to drain hers while the other sucks all of his down and remains unsatisifed, why not buy one, each drink at his/her accustomed pace, and then buy another?

Some bars sell draft beer by the pitcher and some don't. Some even sell beer only by the bottle or can, with no draft (draught) available at all. The pitcher option indeed allows fewer trips to the bar for refills. Choose your folk-club venue accordingly!