Seahawks putting every ounce into it

I wonder what The Beer Hunter would think of the YouTube video exposing the difference -- or lack of difference, actually -- between 16- and 20-ounce cups at Qwest Field.

At least we know what the Seahawks think after the team released the first statement of its kind from a professional sports team, or anyone, as far as I can tell:

"We received a copy of the YouTube video showing the quantity of liquid served in the 16 oz. beer cup is the same quantity that fits into the 20 oz. beer cup. This is the first time we have been alerted to this fact. Upon our internal investigation this afternoon, we discovered the cups that are marked 16 oz. hold 20 oz. of liquid.

"Fans who purchased a 16 oz. beer actually received 20 oz. of beer for the 16 oz. price. Fans that purchased the 20 oz. beer received the amount they purchased. We are working with Levy Restaurants to follow up with the cup vendor about the measurement and to determine how long this has been occurring at Qwest Field.

"We are determined to find a solution as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we will serve domestic beer in the 20 oz. cup at tomorrow's playoff game to ensure all fans receive the amount they purchase, and we will charge the 16 oz. price."

The Seahawks are fortunate the 16-ounce cups held 20 ounces, and not the other way around. Beer fraud is no laughing matter. I'm guessing expert beer drinkers at Qwest Field -- and you know who you are -- knew all along those supposed 16-ounce cups were generous. Now, the amateurs can benefit, too.