The Crusade

File this one in the shameless self-promotion department. From John Foyston's column in the Oregonian's A&E yesterday:

PINTS 'N' PRICES-- Have you noticed price increases at your local? Two of my favorite places have bumped up their prices: The Basement Pub increased craft-beer prices by a quarter and the Hawthorne Lucky Lab went from $3.95 to $4.25. Both pour generous imperial pints, and a half-barrel yields about 99 impy pints with almost no allowance for spillage, so these guys are just recouping the extra $25 that good kegs now cost. No gouging here.

Also, brewer Ron Gansberg at Raccoon Lodge said that in response to the Honest Pint Project, blogger Jeff Alworth's crusade for genuine 16-ounce or better pints, they've just bought 20-ounce imperial pint glassware for the Raccoon's Den downstairs and don't plan to increase prices.

Bold mine (obviously). Incidentally, Ron and I are going to try to connect next week to try out some of his super-groovy new experiments.