From the March 1981 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

The Unplugged Jug

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The one-liter beer jug is a ubiquitous feature of New Zealand pubs. Originally, the jugs were made of heavy glass, but their increasing use as brawling weapons has forced hotels to switch to shatterproof polystyrene.

Until a few years ago, spirits were also sold by the jug in some hotels. This practice was stopped, because behavioral problems resulted when some drinkers ordered...

-- The Journal