# How many beers are in a 7 gallon keg?

Answered by John Hunt

In a 7 gallon keg, there are approximately 56 pints or 75 12oz bottles of beer. This size of keg is commonly referred to as a “Quarter Barrel” or a “Pony Keg.” It is smaller than a full-size keg, which holds 15.5 gallons or 124 pints of beer.

When I think about a 7 gallon keg, I am reminded of a time when I was at a small gathering with some friends. We decided to get a pony keg of our favorite craft beer to enjoy throughout the evening. It was the perfect size for our group, as we didn’t want to have too much beer left over.

As we tapped the keg and the beer started flowing, we quickly realized that we had made the right choice. The 7 gallon keg provided us with just enough beer to keep everyone happy without overwhelming us with an excessive amount.

To put it into perspective, a 7 gallon keg holds about half the amount of beer as a full-size keg. So if you’re planning a smaller gathering or a more intimate event, a pony keg would be a great option to consider.

Let’s break down the numbers a bit further. In a 7 gallon keg, there are approximately 56 pints of beer. This calculation is based on the fact that there are 8 pints in a gallon. So, 7 gallons multiplied by 8 pints gives us a total of 56 pints.

If we convert this to 12oz bottles, which is a common serving size for beer, we can estimate that there are around 75 bottles in a 7 gallon keg. This calculation is based on the fact that there are 16 ounces in a pint, so 56 pints multiplied by 16 ounces gives us a total of 896 ounces. Dividing this by 12 ounces per bottle gives us approximately 75 bottles.

Keep in mind that these estimates may vary slightly depending on the specific keg dimensions and the amount of headspace left in the keg. It’s always a good idea to check the manufacturer’s specifications for the exact capacity of a particular keg.

A 7 gallon keg, also known as a pony keg or quarter barrel, contains approximately 56 pints or 75 12oz bottles of beer. This size is perfect for smaller gatherings or events where you want to enjoy a good amount of beer without having too much left over. Cheers!