How Many Beers Are In A Keg? And Other Conversions

Hi! Welcome to my 100 Days of Beer project where I’ll be chronicling a fact about beer styles and stories of beer history until December 25, 2018. If there’s a topic you want to know more about, let me know @beerswithmandy. Day 10/100

How Many Beers are in a Keg? A Barrel? A Batch?

I always hear brewers talking in “batch sizes,” bartenders talking in “pints,” and um…frat boys talking in cases. Sometimes it’s hard to visualize how all of these common beer phrases relate to each other.

I created this niffy little chart to make it easier (and also because I have to memorize it for the advanced Cicerone exam…)

Unit Bottle 6-Pack Case Keg Barrel 10 Barrel Batch 30 Barrel Batch 250 Barrel Batch
Bottle 1 6 24 165 330 3300 9900 82500
6-Pack 1/6 1 4 27.5 55 550 1650 13750
Case 1/24 1/4 1 6.875 13.75 137.5 412.5 3437.5
Keg 1/165 1/27.5 1/6.875 1 2 20 60 500
Barrel 1/330 1/55 1/13.75 1/2 1 10 30 250
10 Barrel Batch 1/3300 1/550 1/137.5 1/20 1/10 1 3 25
30 Barrel Batch 1/9900 1/1650 1/412.5 1/60 1/30 1/3 1 8.33
250 Barrel Batch 1/82500 1/13750 1/3437.5 1/500 1/250 1/25 1/8.33 1

I picked the 10, 30, and 250-barrel batch sizes because I thought it was a nice way to look at production across the different types of breweries. The largest craft breweries like Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada have 250 barrel brew houses.

So, anyone memorizing this bad boy with me??