How Many Beers Are in a Keg?

Believe it or not, the number of beers in a keg depend on the size of the keg that you purchase! Amazing, right? Take a look at our reference chart to see how many beers are in your specific keg.

There are quite a few different sizes of kegs on the market.  Below are a list of the keg dimensions, along with how many ounces fit into each keg, and how many 12oz. beers that equates to. Also keep in mind that there are different type of kegs closed style / sanke kegs and cornelieus/corny kegs that are commonly used by homebrewers.

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Commercial Kegs:

Half Barrel Keg (1/2 BBL) = 15.5 Gallons / 1,984 oz. / 129.4 lbs. / 165 - 12 oz. beers

Quarter Barrel Keg (1/4 BBL) = 7.75 Gallons / 992 oz. / 64.7 lbs. / 82 - 12 oz. beers

Sixth Barrel Keg (1/6 BBL) = 5.16 Gallons / 672 oz. / 43.1 lbs. / 56 - 12 oz. beers

Homebrew Kegs:

5 Gallon Corny Keg: 

  1. Ball Lock Corny Kegs (8.5X25") = 5 Gallons / 640 oz. / 53.7 lbs. / 53 - 12 oz. beers
  2. Pin Lock Corny Kegs (9X23") = 5 Gallons / 640 oz. / 53.7 lbs. / 53 - 12 oz. beers
Corny and Sanke Keg Size Reference Chart
  Cornelius Keg Sixth Barrel Keg Quarter Barrel Keg Slim Quarter Keg Half Barrel Keg
Gallons 5 5.16 7.75 7.75 15.5
Ounces 640 672 992 992 1,984
Liters 18.93 19.55 29.34 29.34 58.67
Height 23” 23⅜” 13⅞” 23⅜” 23⅜”
Width 9” 9¼” 16⅛” 11⅛” 16⅛”
Bottles / Cans (12oz) 53 56 82 82 165
Pints (16 oz) 40 41 62 62 124
AKA Corny Keg ? Barrel,
Sixtels
Pony Keg,
Stubby Quarter
Tall Quarter Full Size Keg,
Full Keg

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