# FAQ: How Many Gallons In A Beer Keg?

Keg Sizing Information on the brewery, beers are kegged in various size containers, as follows: 1/2 barrel = 15.5 gallons = 124 pints = 165 12oz bottles – (Full Size Keg) 1/4 barrel = 7.75 gallons = 62 pints = 83 12oz bottles (Pony Keg)

## How many gallons are in a barrel of beer?

In the US most fluid barrels (apart from oil) are 31.5 US gallons (26 imp gal; 119 L) (half a hogshead), but a beer barrel is 31 US gallons (26 imp gal; 117 L). The size of beer kegs in the US is based loosely on fractions of the US beer barrel.

## Is it cheaper to get a keg or cases of beer?

A standard keg contains 15.5 gallons, or 1,984 ounces. A case of Budweiser contains twenty-four 12oz. cans (288 total ounces) and costs about \$23. To get the same volume by ounce as a standard keg, you would need to buy seven cases of Budweiser for about \$160 – resulting in over \$55 in savings per keg.

## How many kegs do I need for a 150 person wedding?

“If you plan on about one drink per hour per guest for a 150-person reception that lasts 5 hours, you’d need around 750 drinks.” So that would mean, if you’re only serving beer, you could use up to six kegs or nearly 30 24-packs of bottles or cans.

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## Why are beer kegs so expensive?

Keg beers cost more to produce than cask beers and customers at the bar expect cask to be cheaper. It’s cheaper than a Peroni will cost and it’s only 80p extra to have that same beer cold (it costs the bar money to chill the beer) and fizzy (it costs the bar and the brewery money to get the beer to the customer fizzy).

## How long can you keep a keg of beer?

For a properly stored keg in a kegerator, how long the beer will remain fresh will depend on the style of beer. Pasteurized beers can stay fresh from three to six months. For non-pasteurized beers, you can expect the keg to stay fresh approximately two months.

## How many 16oz beers are in a keg?

There are 40 16-ounce pints or 53 12-ounce cans or bottles in a full Cornelius keg. These kegs are better suited for bars that don’t serve a lot of beer or for catered events where you’ll expect 50 or fewer beers to be served.

## What is a Pony keg?

A quarter barrel, more commonly known as pony keg, is a beer vessel containing approximately 7.75 U.S. gallons (29.33 liters) of fluid. It is half the size of the standard beer keg and equivalent to a quarter of a barrel.

## How many people does a keg serve?

At 15.5 gallons of beer, a keg translates to roughly 165 12oz (the amount in a can) servings of beer. That means you can have 40 people over and everyone will get at least four beers, or eight beers each if you have 20 people over.

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## Are mini kegs worth it?

Absolutely not. It’s not that much beer, it’s not a super practical storage method, and it’s full of Heineken. As u/conchobair stated, it’s good for a novelty, but nothing more.

## How many 30 packs of beer are in a keg?

30 liter = 8.1 gallons = 64 pints = 86 12oz bottles.

## How long are mini kegs good for?

As long as the mini keg has not been tapped, and you keep it refrigerated, it should stay fresh for several months. However, once the keg has been carbonated (or filled with finished beer from a larger keg) it is ideal that you plan to consume it within 2 – 3 months.