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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Corny Keg and Sanke Keg Size Reference Chart

  Cornelius Keg Sixth Barrel Keg Quarter Barrel Keg Slim Quarter Keg Half Barrel Keg
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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” 23" 13" 23" 23"
Width 9” 9¼” 16" 11" 16"
Bottles / Cans (12oz) 53 56 82 82 165
Pints (16 oz) 40 41 62 62 124
AKA Corny Keg Sixth Barrel,
Sixtels
Pony Keg,
Stubby Quarter
Tall Quarter,
Slim Quarter
Full Size Keg,
Full Keg

Commercial Keg Sizes

Keg Size Gallons / Ounces Liters Weight (lbs / kg) 12oz / 16oz pours
Half Barrel Keg (1/2 BBL) 15.5 gal / 1,984 oz 58 liters 159 lbs / 72 kg 165 - 12oz / 124 pints
Quarter Barrel Keg (1/4 BBL) 7.75 gal / 992 oz 29.3 liters 87 lbs / 39.5 kg 82 - 12oz / 62 pints
Sixth Barrel Keg (1/6 BBL) 5.16 gal / 672 oz 19.8 liters 58 lbs / 26.3 kg 55 - 12oz / 41 pints

Homebrew/Corny Keg Sizes

Keg Style Dimensions Gallons / Ounces Liters Weight (lbs / kg) 12oz / 16oz pours
Ball Lock Corny Keg 8.5" x 25" 5 gal / 640 oz 18.9 liters 55 lbs / 25 kg 53 - 12oz / 40 pints
Pin Lock Corny Keg 9" x 23" 5 gal / 640 oz 18.9 liters 55 lbs / 25 kg 53 - 12oz / 40 pints

Want to serve draft beer at home?

Check out some of our homebrew keg kits or our commercial kegerator conversion kits. Or if converting a fridge isn't your thing, just pickup a kegerator!


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