# Often asked: How Much Is It For A Keg Of Beer?

Different beer keg sizes
Size Volume Average price
Sixth barrel 5.2 gallons (20 l) \$70 to \$120
Cornelius keg 5 gallons (18.9 l) \$70 to \$100
Mini keg 1.3 gallons (5 l) Approximately \$20

## Is it cheaper to buy 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. 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 beers are in a keg?

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 much does a keg usually cost?

Typical costs: A keg can cost anywhere from \$40-\$250, depending on the size of the keg, the type of the beer and local rates. The smallest size of a keg holds a little more than 5 gallons (about 55 12-oz cups) and is often called a sixer or a 1/6 keg. It typically costs \$40-\$80.

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## 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 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.

## 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.

## Does keg beer taste better?

A: Draft beer is definitely better than bottled, but canned can be better than draft. Draft beers usually move faster, and if you’re replacing kegs more often, that usually means fresher beer. So, in terms of quality and turnover, it’s draft, then cans, then bottles.

## 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.

## How many kegs do I need for a 200 person wedding?

Our venue told us to plan for 1 keg per hundred. Whatever number we give them, they have one “on reserve.” So, we were thinking 2 kegs, plus on “on reserve” for 200 people.

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## How do you keep a keg cold?

Garbage cans or plastic tubs The cheapest way to keep a keg cold is by placing it in a suitable container and covering it with ice. Place the keg in the tub, surround it with ice and then top up with cold water. You can then either connect a pressure regulator and beer lines or fit a picnic tap directly to the keg.

## How heavy is a full beer keg?

The full keg weight of a 50 liter keg is 130 pounds, and its empty keg weight is 27 pounds. That means there are 103 pounds of beer in a 50 liter keg. The total weight of beer only is useful to know as take your keg inventory.

## How many points is a keg?

In Europe, a standard keg holds 50 litres of beer, or 13.2 US gallons (11 imperial gallons). In pub parlance, that’s almost exactly 88 pints.