How Much Beer Is In A Keg?

“In recent times, a keg is often constructed of stainless steel. It is commonly used to store, transport, and serve beer. Other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, carbonated or non-carbonated, may be housed in a keg as well. Carbonated drinks are generally kept under pressure in order to maintain carbon dioxide in solution, preventing the beverage from becoming flat.”


Let’s not get all philosophical about this one, but it all depends on the size of the keg. Kegs (much like people) come in many shapes and sizes but for the most-part there are recognized industry standards of dimensions.

How much beer is in a keg ? 88 pints (from a 50 Litre / 11 Gallon keg )

These are American measurements obviously but the long and short answer (for folks on this side of the pond) is around 88 pints from a 50 Litre / 11 Gallon keg. This is traditionally the size in most bars. That’s not counting “spillage” or as we like to call it – “pints for the band”.

Is the keg half empty or half full? That’s the real question…

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