How many servings of beer are present in a keg?

In this brief guide, we will answer the question, ‘How many servings of beer are present in a keg?’. We will look at the capacity of serving sizes of different kegs that are available.

How many servings of beer are present in a keg?

 A variety of kegs come in different sizes. The number of servings of beer in the diverse range of kegs; is also variable. 

The serving size is a vague term and varies with preference. Here we will look a the serving sizes in pints and standard can/ bottle. 

A pint is equal to 16 US fluid ounces, while a standard can/bottle holds 12 fluid ounces.

The kegs also classify as those used by homebrewers, and others are for Commercial purposes. In the end, it all comes down to the need and capacity; required by a person or an industry.

Let us discuss the popular kinds of kegs, their specification, and holding capacity; to figure out the serving size of beer.

  1. Cornelius Keg 

Cornelius keg is also referred to as Corny Keg, Homebrew Keg, or Soda Keg. 

The Cornelius Keg, designed to serve soda, but its functionality serves well for homebrewer as well. 

The Cornelius Keg is long and cylindrical and can hold 5 gallons of liquid. 

In Pints, where 1 pint equals 16 Oz, the servings held by Cornelius Keg are 40. The number of bottles/cans (12 Oz per bottle/can) is 53. 

  • Serving size of Cornelius Keg in pints = 40
  • Serving size of Cornelius Keg in can/bottle= 53
  1. The sixth Barrel Keg 

The sixth barrel keg is also referred to as Sixtel and 1/6 Barrel/ BBL.

The sixth barrel keg is compact that dispenses its contents via a coupler. 

The sixth Barrel Keg holds 5.16 Gallons of liquid. 

In Pints, where 1 pint equals 16 Oz, the servings held by Sixth Keg are 41. The number of bottles/cans (12 Oz per bottle/can) is 55. 

  • Serving size of Sixth Keg in pints = 41
  • Serving size of Sixth Keg in can/bottle = 55
  1. Quarter Barrel Keg

Quarter Barrel Keg is also known as Pony Keg, Stuby Quarter, and 1/4 BBL.

The Quarter Barrel Keg holds 7.75 Gallons.

In Pints, where 1 pint equals 16 Oz, the servings held by The Quarter Barrel Keg are 62. The number of bottles/cans (12 Oz per bottle/can) is 82. 

  • Serving size of The Quarter Barrel Keg in pints = 62
  • Serving size of The Quarter Barrel Keg in can/bottle= 82
  1. Slim Quarter Keg

Slim Quarter Keg is referred to as Tall Quarter or Slim 1/4 BBL. 

It holds 7.75 Gallons of Liquid. Slim Quarter Keg and the Quarter Barrel Keg hold the same amount of liquid. However, the shape varies as the quarter Barrel is short and thick while the latter is Slim and tall.

In Pints, where 1 pint equals 16 Oz, the servings held by Slim Quarter Keg are 62. The number of bottles/cans (12 Oz per bottle/can) is 82. 

  • Serving size of Slim Quarter Keg in pints = 62
  • Serving size of Slim Quarter Keg in can/bottle = 82
  1. The Half Barrel Keg 

The Half Barrel Keg is also referred to as Full-size Keg, Full Keg, or 1/2 BBL. 

It is capable of distributing microbrews and holds a capacity of 15.5 Gallons. 

In Pints, where 1 pint equals 16 Oz, the servings held by The Half Barrel Keg are 124. The number of bottles/cans (12 Oz per bottle/can) is 165.

  • Serving size of The Half Barrel Keg in pints = 124
  • Serving size of The Half Barrel Keg in can/bottle = 165
  1. 50 Liter Keg

The 50 Liter Keg is also called Import Keg, European Barrel, or 50 Liter.

In Pints, where 1 pint equals 16 Oz, the servings held by the 50 Liter Keg is 105. The number of bottles/cans (12 Oz per bottle/can) is 140.

  • Serving size of 50 Liter Keg in pints= 105
  • Serving size of 50 Liter Keg in can/bottle= 140
  1. The Mini Keg

The Mini Keg can hold 5 liters of your favorite beverage. The Mini Keg is like a small barrel that suits a small gathering of people.

Mini Kegs may not be easy to find, but they are easy to use with a canister of gas that works as a lever to dispense beer from the bottom.

In Pints, where 1 pint equals 16 Oz, the servings held by the Mini Keg are 10. The number of bottles/cans (12 Oz per bottle/can) is 14.

  • Serving size of the Mini Keg in pints = 10
  • Serving size of the Mini Keg in can/bottle = 14

To identify the number of serving in a keg, you can narrow down the options to which particular keg is the one that you have been using or intend to buy.

In this brief guide, we answered the question, ‘How many servings of beer are present in a keg?’. We looked at the capacity of serving sizes of different kegs that are available.

Citations

https://content.kegworks.com/blog/guide-to-beer-keg-sizes
https://www.kegoutlet.com/how-many-beers-are-in-a-keg.html

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.

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