Due to distribution disruptions, keg pricing and availability has changed. Please call our store to inquire about keg prices and inventory.

Frequently Asked Questions

Keg serving sizes, dimensions, and other useful information

1/2 Barrel:

  • 15.5 Gallons
  • 165 12oz servings
  • Keg weight: 161 lbs
  • 24" high & 16" diameter

1/4 Barrel:


  • 7.75 Gallons
  • 82 12oz servings
  • Keg weight: 87 Ibs
  • 12-13" high & 16" diameter

1/6 Barrel:

  • 5.16 Gallons
  • 54 12oz servings
  • Keg weight: 55 Ibs
  • 24" high & 11" diameter

* European sizes vary slightly *

Do I need to keep my keg cold?

YES! Draft beer is not pasteurized and needs to be kept between 34° and 40° F.

How do I reduce the amount of foam?

  • Don’t worry if your first pint is all foam. Set it aside and continue to pour.
  • Always let your keg settle after transportation. We recommend at least an hour.
  • Icing your tap for about 1 hour can also help reduce foam. (The change in temperature when cold beer hits warm tubing = excess foam)

How often should I pump my keg?

  • When you tap your keg, do no pump for the first few pints! There is plenty of pressure in the keg to get you started.
  • There is no set rule about how much to pump your keg. Judge the flow of beer and pump when necessary. If the keg has been over-pumped, there is sometimes a pressure release valve with a metal ring that you can pull to release some of the pressure.

How long will my keg last?

If you have a kegerator, your beer should remain fresh for around 30-40 days. If you are using a party tap, you’ll need to finish the keg in 24-36 hours. After that the beer will have an oxidized flavor similar to wet paper or cardboard.