How Many Beers Are There in a Keg?

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As any party-goer knows, a keg is the key to a good time with beer. But how many beers are really in a keg? Let’s take a look at how many beers are in a keg and how long they might last. I’ll also share some tips on how to pour a perfect beer from a keg.

How Many Beers are in a Keg and How Long Will it Last?

A full-size keg is about 165 12-ounce beers. So, if you’re serving 10 people each with 2 beers, that will deplete the keg in about 8 hours. If you have a party of 30 people, the keg will be empty in less than 3 hours.

What Type of Beer Goes in a Keg?

There are a few different types of beer that can be put in a keg – lagers, ales, stouts, and porters. Ales and lagers are the most common types of beer that are put in kegs. Kegs can also hold cider and wine.

Tips for Serving Beer from a Keg

  • Make sure the keg is cold before use. You can store it in a cooler filled with ice or in your refrigerator.
  • When you’re ready to tap the keg, remove the cap and push the beer faucet down all the way.
  • Hold on to the faucet and release slowly to start dispensing beer.
  • If foam appears at the top of the pint glass, turn off the faucet and wait for a few seconds before continuing to pour. This will allow some of the foam to dissipate.

How to Store and Care for a Keg

There are a few things to remember when storing and caring for a keg. First, always store your keg in a cool, dark place. Second, make sure the keg is completely empty before storing it. Third, clean and sanitize the keg before and after each use. And fourth, never shake or bump the keg while it’s in storage.

If you follow these guidelines, your keg will last for years without any problems. Enjoy!

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Carla Lauter was the founder of The Beer Babe and has been a beer blogger and expert for several decades. She's been interviewed in beer publications and podcasts about her favorite brews and the craft brewing scene. While she's ceased her involvement with The Beer Babe, her legacy remains in the various reviews and articles she has written.