A pint is still a pint in Britain

December 17, 2008 5:55:17 AM PST
A pint will still be a pint in British pubs.

Britain's beer drinkers got some good news yesterday, when the European Parliament decided not to force beer to be sold by the half-liter.

The EU will allow the U.K. to keep using some traditional imperial measurements, such as the pint and mile.

The bill scraps a 2009 deadline for Britain to go all metric.

EU officials say the agreement makes good economic sense in these troubled times.