How many beers are in a keg?
Believe it or not, the amount of beer in a keg depends on the size of the keg you buy. Amazing, isn’t it? Check out our reference table to find out how much beer is in your keg.
There are different keg sizes available on the market. Below is a list of keg sizes, along with the number of ounces each keg contains and the number of 12 ounces of beer it equals. Also note that there are different types of kegs for keg/sanitizer kegs and cornelieus/cornellier kegs commonly used by home brewers.
Commercial drums :
Half keg (1/2 BBL) = 15.5 gallons / 1,984 oz. 129.4 lbs / 165 – 12 oz beer
1/4 BBL = 7.75 gal. / 992 oz. 64.7 lbs / 82 – 12 oz. of beer
Sixth keg (1/6 BBL) = 5.16 gallons / 672 oz / 43.1 lbs / 56 – 12 oz of beer
5 gallon drum :
Corny Lock kegs (8.5X25″) = 5 gallons / 640 oz / 53.7
lbs / 53 – 12 oz
BeerCorny Lock kegs (9X23″) = 5 gallons / 640 oz / 53.7 lbs / 53 – 12 oz Beer
Frequently Asked Questions
the amount of beer in the keg
Beer is bottled in different sizes: 1/2 keg = 15.5 gallons = 124 pints = 165 12 oz bottles – (Full Size Keg) 1/4 keg = 7.75 gallons = 62 pints = 83 12 oz bottles (Pony Keg) 1/6 keg (20 Ltr) = 5.2 gallons = 41 pints = 55 12 oz bottles (Sixtel)
How many cans of beer are in a keg?
Using the standard size in the United States, a half keg, a full keg contains 165 12-ounce cans or bottles or 124 16-ounce pints.
How many 24-packs of beer are in a keg?
This is what most people know as a “keg,” but the term “half keg” confuses them. One of them holds 15.5 gallons of beer. That means you can put out 165 ounces of beer, or 124 ounces of beer.
Is it cheaper to buy a keg or a case of beer?
A standard keg has a capacity of 15.5 gallons or 1,984 ounces. A case of Budweiser contains twenty-four 12-ounce cans (288 ounces total) and costs about $23. To get the same volume per ounce as a standard keg, you would have to buy seven cases of Budweiser for about $160, a savings of more than $55 per keg.