I’m a beer geek who loves numbers, so I thought I’d share a quick way of finding out how many beer servings you are having, even when the ABV goes two decimal points.
The logic is this: one serving of beer is traditionally 12 ounces at 5% ABV. 12 x 5 = 60. Even a 25.4 oz bottle of the 8.85% A Little Sumpin’ Wild easily translates to 25.4 x 8.85 = 224.79 / 60 = 3 and 3/4 “beers” per bottle.
(ounces * ABV) / 60
This also helps me rationalize some of the beer prices I pay. BBBourgondier costs $5 per 12oz bottle, but it is 2.4 “beers” in that bottle, meaning each “beer” effectively costs $2.09. An even better deal happens to be my favorite beer - La Fin Du Monde is no more than $3 per bottle, even when bought in singles, meaning each “beer” worth is only $1.67. 4-packs at Wegman’s sell for $9.99, which lowers each “beer” to $1.39. Considering that your average American light beer would be upwardly adjusted to a bit less than a dollar, that’s not bad at all.