How many beers are in 100 oz?

In this article, we will answer the question “How many beers are in 100 oz?”, and how to convert standard drinks.

How many beers are in 100 oz?

Given that an industry-standard beer bottle or beer can is 12 U.S. fluid ounces, 100 oz beer will be a tad more than 8 beer bottles. Read on if you want to know what a standard drink size is.

How to convert standard drinks? 

A drink that has 14 grams of pure alcohol (about 0.6 fluid ounces) is considered a Standard Drink.

Beverage type Ounces (1)% Alcohol Content By Volume (2)% Alcohol Content By Volume (1 x 2)Total ounces of alcohol 
Beer 12 oz.5%60%0.6 oz.
Wine 5 oz.12%60%0.6 oz.
Hard Liquor /Spirits (gin, whiskey) 1 ½ oz.40%60%0.6 oz.

How to compare Shot and Beer volume?

Beer is available in a variety of packaging sizes such as can, bottle, or order a pint. The volume of the can or bottle is 12 ounces (354 ml) while a pint contains 16 ounces (473 ml). A standard alcohol shot in the US equals 1.48 ounces (44 ml) of volume. The bottom line is that the shot volume varies greatly from country to country. 

Variations in shot volume 
Country Volume 
Germany 0.67 ounces (20 ml)
UK 0.84 ounces (25 ml)
Australia 1.01 ounces (30 ml)
Poland 1.35 ounces (40 ml)
The US1.48 ounces (44 ml)
Russia 1.69 ounces (50 ml)
Japan 2.02 ounces (60 ml)

A regular beer contains 149 calories, and a light one 110. On average, an alcohol shot provides about 65 calories, depending on the alcohol type.

What is meant by Alcohol content?

The Ethanol content of all alcoholic drinks varies. The variation is quite significant in beer and hard beverages like vodka, tequila, and rum. According to American Dietary Guidelines for 2015 to 2020, a single alcoholic drink contains 0.6 ounces (17.7 ml) of pure alcohol.

The ABV content of domestic beer ranges between 5 and 8% ABV (alcohol by volume). On the other hand, vodka containing 80 proof has 40% ABV. From this information, we can derive that 12 ounces (354 ml) of 5% beer has 0.6 ounces (17.7 ml) pure ethanol alcohol and a 1.48 ounces (44 ml) shot of vodka contain 0.59 ounces (17.4 ml) alcohol.

But one regular beer does not always equal one shot when the alcohol content is considered. This is because the ABV content of an alcoholic drink varies with the type of drink and the brand. This is why you will come across craft beers with over 15% ABV and light lagers with 2 to 3%.

Various drinks ABV 
Drink ABV value 
Absolute Vodka 40
Bacardi Vodka 60
Bug Light 4
Old Knucklehead 8.9
Amstel Light 3.5

What is Binge drinking?

What differs drinking beer from shots is the time length during which it is consumed. A beer drink may take a while for you to finish while a shot can be finished in a matter of seconds. So you are more likely to get a drink from beer shots because you are not likely to take only one shot.

A person breaks down 0.01 BAC (blood alcohol content) per hour. So, if you are only taking one beer shot within an hour, you are way within the allowed BAC limits. According to the American Addiction Center, drinking 5 or more drinks on the same occasion is referred to as binge drinking.

What are the most commonly used Beer bottle sizes? 

Nip bottle 

This pocket-sized bottle is mostly used for 7 ounces of beer but it is also available for spirits. Brews like Miller High Life and Coronita come in nip bottles.

Stubby and Longneck 

A 12 ounces either comes in a stubby bottle or a long neck. The Stubby (Steiner) has a shorter neck and a slightly wider bottle. The history of both types of bottle designs goes a long way back.

Bomber and Large Format Bottle 

The bomber and large format bottles are only reserved for expensive, aged beers and limited-edition flavors. A large-format bottle contains 25.4 ounces (750 ml) of beer, compared to the 22 ounces (650 ml) of a bomber. 

Apart from the differences in volume, the two designs vary in the type of their closure. The large-format bottle has a cork-like closure while the bomber has a wax dip on top to enhance visual appeal.


The magnum bottle is mostly seen around holidays because it is used for promotional purposes.

Growler and howler 

A growler resembles a jug in shape. The most common manufacturing material for growlers is glass, plastic, porcelain, or stainless steel. Growlers are the top pick for home-brewers due to their reliability. Growlers come in various sizes such as 

  • The original model of 64 ounces (1.9 l)
  • Half a growler (howler) of 32 ounces (0.95 l)
  • One-gallon bottle of 128 ounces (3.8 l)

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In this article, we answered the question “How many beers are in 100 oz?”, and how to convert standard drinks.



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