Over at Beervana, Jeff Alworth has been carrying the standard for an "honest pint." Turns out, he's got allies in the legislature! House Bill 3122 would make it easier for consumers to find an honest pint, a full 16oz measure of yummy, malt beverage. (So no 16oz glasses with big foamy head, and no 14oz "shaker" or "cheater" pints with much less than a pint.)
Alworth's also got lots on an effort to increase the excise tax on beer. House Bill 2461 is the relevant bill. Personally, I don't much like the bill as written, but I don't get quite so apocalyptic about its effect on the industry as some opponents are getting. Read it, and decide for yourself.
Stopped in at the Word over the weekend. Happily the TV was off! Otherwise it was its same comfy self. I craved more energy & novelty, though.
Three taps: Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Mirror Pond Pale Ale