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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

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