# FAQ: How Many Gallons In A Half Barrel Of Beer?

## How many gallons is barrel of beer?

In the US most fluid barrels (apart from oil) are 31.5 US gallons (26 imp gal; 119 L) (half a hogshead), but a beer barrel is 31 US gallons (26 imp gal; 117 L).

## How many beers is half a barrel?

How Many Beers In a Half Keg? There are 124 16-ounce pints or 165 12-ounce cans or bottles in a full half keg, also called a half barrel keg.

## What is a Pony keg?

1/4 barrel = 7.75 gallons = 62 pints = 83 12oz bottles (Pony Keg)

## How many 24 packs of beer are in a keg?

This is what most people know as “a keg,” but the half barrel name throws them off. One of these has 15.5 gallons of beer in it. That means you can get 165 12 oz. beers from it, or 124 16 oz.

## Why is a barrel 42 gallons?

Soon after America’s first commercial oil well of 1859, a small group met in northwestern Pennsylvania and decided a 42-gallon barrel was best for transporting their oil. When filled with oil instead of fish or other commodities, a 42-gallon “tierce” weighed 300 pounds.

## What is the smallest keg size?

Mini Keg. Typically designed for mini kegerators, however, mini kegs can be compatible with larger kegerators. This is the smallest kegerator size often available and this keg contains 5 liters or 169.07 ounces.

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## How much beer do I need for 100 guests?

TOTAL: So to recap, for 100 guests you would need: 70 bottles of wine. 175 bottles of beer.

## Why do they call it a Pony keg?

It is half the size of the standard beer keg and equivalent to a quarter of a barrel. The term pony refers to its smaller size – compare pony glass (quarter-pint) and pony bottle.

## How long does a pony keg last?

Keg beer will remain fresh if dispensing with CO2, while maintaining the proper temperature and pressure: For non-pasteurized draft beer about 45-60 days. For pasteurized draft beer about 90-120 days.

## How long does a keg last?

For a properly stored keg in a kegerator, how long the beer will remain fresh will depend on the style of beer. Pasteurized beers can stay fresh from three to six months. For non-pasteurized beers, you can expect the keg to stay fresh approximately two months.