Taking the measure of (craft) beers

The Measurement Standards Laboratory have worked with Trading Standards to develop a new, low-cost technique for measuring the volume of beer products

Even with today’s changing tastes, beer remains the most popular alcoholic drink in New Zealand, and thanks to the growth of craft brewing, the country is quickly establishing an international reputation for its brews. With Wellington regularly named as an unmissable destination for beer enthusiasts, it’s not surprising that the city’s Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL) is at the forefront of efforts to make sure drinkers get exactly what it says on the bottle.

There are a number of established techniques to quickly and accurately measure the volume of a non-carbonated liquid, but the bubbles in soft drinks and beers make things much trickier.

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