Guide to Beer Bottle - Keg - Barrel Capacities

Guide to Beer Bottle - Keg - Barrel Capacities

Average Bottle / Crown Cap = 12 ounces / 22 ounces

Balthazar = 12 litres or 3.17 gallons

Beer Barrel = 31 U.S. gallons or 1.17 hectolitres, although a liquid barrel for other purposes is calculated at 31.5 gallons. (Note: A standard oil barrel is 42 U.S. gallons.) In the UK, 1 Barrel holds 36 imperial gallons or 1.63 hectolitres

Beer Bottle with Cork and Cage = 750 ml (750 ml bottle serves approximately three 8-ounce glasses of beer)

Grolsch Bottle = 22 oz. or 650 ml / 50 oz. or 1.5 litres / 169 oz. or 5 litres

Jeroboam = 3 litres or 3/4 gallon

Full Keg = a half-barrel or approximately 15.5 U.S. gallons and weighs about 136 pounds ("Real-life" experiments translate that to about one-hundred-forty-two 12-cup servings) Note: A keg actually may vary between 14 and 16 gallons.

Import Keg = 13.2 gallons of beer

Magnum = 1.5 litres

Methuselah = 6 litres or 1.58 gallons

Middle or Pot = 10 ounces

Nebuchadnezzar = 15 litres or 3.96 gallons

Pony or Quarter-barrel Keg = 7.75 gallons

Rehoboam = 4.5 litres or 1.188 gallons

Salmanazar = 9 litres or 2.37 gallons

Schooner = 15 ounces

Sixth-barrel Keg = ~5 gallons

Stubbie = ~12 ounces, but is shorter and fatter than the typical American beer bottle


You may wish to add a bit of class when serving beer. This classic set is a great starting point. You may also wish to seek out Stemmed Pilsners or Wheat Beer Glasses before expanding to Champagne Flutes or Digestive Glasses.
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