How Many Beers In A Keg? Beer Keg Sizes

How many beers in a keg?

We get this question constantly! And there is a huge amount of variation in the answer. To start with kegs come in all shapes and sizes, the most common for large commercial breweries and bars is the 50L variety which holds approximately 150 stubbies (330ml bottles).

At iKegger we sell the gear to easily tap one of these commercial kegs at home. Choose the method that suits you, from the simplest way (a tap stuck on the top of the keg for a party) up to complete plug and play kegerator fridges.

The range of kegs that we at iKegger stock are generally used by home brewers or people who want to get them filled at breweries, or from cans and bottles to have beer (or any other drink) on tap at home.

how many beers in a keg? depends on the keg!

These come in a wide variety of sizes and in 2 different sorts, single wall standard kegs or double wall insulated kegs. The double wall kegs are like a giant thermos so you can take it with you in the morning or get it filled on your lunch break and still have ice cold beer at your mates place that night.

19L "Corny" keg (57 stubbies) single wall only

10L iKegger Keg (30 stubbies) single wall only

5L Single Wall Keg or 5L Double Wall Keg (15 stubbies)

4L Single Wall Keg or 4L Double Wall Keg (12 stubbies)

2L Single Wall Keg or 2L Double Wall Keg (6 stubbies)

For people who don't want to invest potentially thousands of dollars into a full kegerator setup these mini kegs are great for either home brewing or filling at your local brewery / bar. They slide easily into your standard fridge door or lying down on a shelf and the shorter 5L ones are perfect for the esky. They weigh a lot less and take up a lot less space than the same amount of beer in bottles. They also have the benefit of not being breakable and if you get our "Growlers" they are built like a thermos and once you fill them with cold beer you can have it on tap anywhere without the need to lug around ice or eskies! They will keep your beer, cider, mixed drinks or even nitro coffee ice cold for up to 12 hours without any sort of refrigeration! 

Of course then there is the whole "what's a beer?" question!

For the above we have used a standard "stubbie" which is 330ml

There are larger "stubbies" which hold 375ml

There are ponies / middies holding around 250ml

There are schooners & pots holding around 425ml

There is American pints holding about 475ml and British pints holding 525ml

There are "long necks" which hold 750ml and "squealers" holding 920ml

Don't even get me started on all the regional variations!

My advice, get some mini kegs and drink from the tap... You'll only ever have one beer which has to be good for your health surely?! 

mini keg 5l steel

No extra fridge needed

Mini Kegs For Any Drink

Mini kegs are what most people come to iKegger for. You can fill them with anything you like, beer, cider, cocktails or coffee. Support your local brewery or fill them from bottles and cans. Take them anywhere and pour like a pro. The black kegs stay cold all day and there is tap systems to suit you.

See Refillable Mini Kegs Here
front view of keg tapping kit when assembled on a table

Coupler Kegs

Commercial Style Kegs

These are the kegs generally used by large breweries like CUB, Tooheys etc. The most common size is 50L but they also come in 10L, 20L and 30L varieties.

They require a coupler to connect to the top to push in gas and let out liquid.

In Australia couplers generally come in A, D or S type.

Gear For Tapping Commercial Style Kegs Here

Ready To Go

Complete Kegerators

These fridges can hold either commercial style kegs or homebrew / mini kegs and hook them up to the taps on tap. The easiest way to get beer on tap at home!

See KegMaster XL Kegerator Here

Brew Your Own

Kegs Of Beer Cheap?

The cheapest way to have beer on tap at home is to brew your own. With this gear it becomes a simple matter of maybe an hours work to get 23L of beer on tap in your fridge and your garage!

Complete Home Brew Package