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Pe tot parcursul acestuia, att n perimetrul festivalului ct i n ntreg oraul, inclusiv pe mijloacele

de transport n comun, se pot vedea grupuri de vizitatori n mna crora atrna un Bierkrug (halb
de bere) golit de coninut. Iniial, halba de bere de la Oktoberfest era din piatr sau porelan,
materiale din care se construiau toate halbele de bere, unele din ele fiind chiar obiecte de colec ie,
cu capace de zinc sau de argintncrustat. Pentru Oktoberfest, halbele de piatr sau porelan s-au
dovedit ns, n condiiile date, prea scumpe i prea fragile. Cele de sticl sunt mult mai u or de
produs, mai ieftine i mai uor de ntreinut. Halbele de porelan i piatr se mai produc i astzi, cu
variante speciale pentru Oktoberfest. Acestea sunt cutate n special de ctre colec ionari sau
vntori de suveniruri. Modalitile de achiziionare a halbelor variaz de la vizitator la vizitator: unii
prefer s plteasc preul - destul de accesibil - al halbelor de sticl sau por elan care le-au atras
atenia, alii ncearc s le pstreze pe cele n care au consumat bere n perimetrul festivalului.
Acetia din urm sunt "clienii" preferai ai organelor de ordine.

The pint /pant/ (abbreviated as "pt" or "p") is a unit of volume or capacity in both the United
States customary and British imperial measurement systems. The British pint is about 20% larger
than the American pint since the two systems are not compatible. Almost all other countries have
standardized on the metric system, so the size of what may be called a pint varies depending on
local custom.
The imperial pint ( 568 ml) is used in the United Kingdom and Ireland and to a limited extent
in Commonwealth nations. In the United States, two pints are used: a liquid pint ( 473 ml) and a
less-common dry pint ( 551 ml). Each of these pints is one-eighth of its respective gallon but the
gallons differ and the imperial pint is about 20% larger than the US liquid pint. This difference dates
back to 1824, when the British Weights and Measures Act standardised various liquid measures
throughout the British Empire, while the United States continued to use the earlier Englishmeasures.
The imperial pint consists of 20 imperial fluid ounces and the US liquid pint is 16 US fluid ounces,
making the imperial fluid ounce about 4% smaller than the US fluid ounce.
All of the other former British colonies such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand converted to the
metric system in the 1960s and 1970s, so while the term "pint" may still be in common use in these
countries, it may no longer refer to the British imperial pint once used throughout theBritish Empire.
In the United Kingdom, the pint is still the primary unit for draught beer and cider, as it is for milk sold
in returnable bottles. In the UK, legislation mandates that draught beer and cider may be sold by the
pint in perpetuity, and in taverns can only be sold in a third of a pint, two-thirds of a pint or multiples
of half a pint, which must be served in stamped measured glasses or from government-stamped
meters.[1] It must, of course, be the standard British imperial pint rather than the 17% smaller
American pint. A pint of beer served in a tavern outside the United Kingdom and the United States

may be measured by other standards, and may be a British imperial pint, an American pint, a halflitre beer stein, or some other measure reflecting national and local laws and customs. [2]
Historically, units called a pint (or the equivalent in the local language) were used across much of
Europe, with values varying between countries from less than half a litre to over one litre. Within
continental Europe, the pint was replaced with the metric system during the 19th century, but the
term is still in limited use in parts of France, Quebec ("une pinte") and Central Europe, notably some
areas of Germany and Switzerland.