How Many Beers Are In A Keg

Many of you have wondered, I know I have, to how many beers are in a keg. This information always comes in handy when planning for parties, weddings and celebrations. It’s always very convenient to know or at least to be close to knowing how many kegs you’d need to buy for your fun filled night of celebration. Lets look at this in more detail.

There are many different sizes and variations of kegs available in America and the world today. To calculate how many beers are in a keg also obviously depends on how much of the actual liquid is inside. For the purpose of this article, all the calculations will be based on a full keg.

Mini Keg

This is typically used in a mini kegerator. It’s very portable and convenient for small parties. It also goes by the name of ‘bubba keg‘. This typically holds 14 Twelve ounce pours (cans and bottles) per keg.

Cornelius Keg

This kegs are very popular with home brewers or micro brewing. They also go by the name of Home Brew Keg, Pepsi Keg or Corny Keg. You can typically get 53 twelve ounce pours (cans and bottles), 40 sixty ounce pours (pints) and 10 sixty four once pours (growlers) in each keg.

Sixth Barrel Keg

These kegs are very popular with microbreweries and small establishments that want to offer a wide variety of beers on tap. They are often used in dual tap kegerators. Also known as Sixtel or Log. They hold 55 twelve ounce pours (cans and bottles), 41 sixty ounce pours (pints) and 10 sixty four once pours (growlers) in each keg.

Quarter Barrel Keg

Pretty much the same size as the half-barrel, the only difference that they’re more maneuverable because they’re about half the weight. Also known as the Pony Keg or Stubby Quarter, they’re often use at small celebrations and gatherings. They hold 82 twelve ounce pours (cans and bottles), 62 sixty ounce pours (pints) and 15.5 sixty four once pours (growlers) in each keg.

Slim Quarter Keg

These kegs have the same capacity as a quarter barrel, but come in a smaller size which allows a wider variety of beers to be kept in a small space. These are also commonly used in dual tap kegerators. Also known as a Tall Quarter. They hold 82 twelve ounce pours (cans and bottles), 62 sixty ounce pours (pints) and 15.5 sixty four once pours (growlers) in each keg.

Half Barrel Keg

Last but not least, these kegs are generally used for college parties, restaurants, bars and larger events. Know to be the most commonly distributed kegs in the service industry. Also know as a Full Size Keg or Full Keg. They hold 165 twelve ounce pours (cans and bottles), 124 sixty ounce pours (pints) and 31 sixty four once pours (growlers) in each keg.


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