06 August 2006

The Nip is Back!

There are only three ways legally to sell draught beer in Britain -- in pints , halves and thirds (called a nip. However, the nip hasn't been widely used in years. It went out of fashion around 1900. But a nip was a sensible way to drink the higher alcohol beers of the day. This year at the Great British Beer Festival, CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) brought the nip back. They hope the smaller serving size will be accepted as a "more responsible way of drinking."

posted by hiikeeba at 11:40


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