How did South Australia come to have smaller measures of beer?

In 1940, the Federal Government imposed higher taxes on beer as part of the war effort. While New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia decided to charge more for their beers, South Australia kept prices the same, but reduced serving sizes.

What are beer sizes in South Australia?

Here’s our guide on the most popular beer sizes Australia has to offer.

  1. Schooner Size – 425 ml. …
  2. Pint Size – 570 ml. …
  3. Pony Size – 140 ml. …
  4. Pot/Middy Size – 285 ml. …
  5. Jug Size – 1,140 ml.

How big is a pint in South Australia?

425ml

South Australia considers a 425ml glass a ‘pint’ (soft). While you can ask for a schooner across most of Australia and receive the same size, it is not always considered a the ‘standard serve’ if you just ask for ‘a beer’.

Why does Australia have schooners?

The term ‘schooner’ was in common use in Sydney by the early 1930s when it was applied to an unstamped and unofficial glass of variable capacity, but containing somewhat less than a pint. The origin of the term, although unknown, is suggested by the comments of a magistrate in a 1931 Sydney court case.

How big is a South Australian schooner?

Here’s the beer sizes in Australia you need to know

New South Wales Victoria
425ml *popular size* Schooner Schooner
285ml Middy Pot
225ml
200ml Seven Glass

Why are South Australian pints different?

In 1940, the Federal Government imposed higher taxes on beer as part of the war effort. While New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia decided to charge more for their beers, South Australia kept prices the same, but reduced serving sizes.