Drinking alcohol is a huge part of our culture in Australia. In fact, studies have shown that Australians are the highest per capita alcohol consumers in the world. In Australia, we have a variety of terms for beer including middy, pot, schooner, and pint.
The standard drink is the amount of alcohol in one average drink. The standard drink is made up of 10 grams of alcohol. If you have 1 standard drink, it will contain 10 grams of pure alcohol.
A ‘middy’ is a 285ml glass of full strength beer. A pot is a 425ml glass of full strength beer.
A middy of beer (285ml) contains two and a half standard drinks and a pot (375ml) contains four standard drinks. There are standard drinks in any alcoholic drink but they vary depending on the size of the drink.