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How Many Beers are in a Keg?

Many have often wondered how many beers are in the different kinds of kegs.  There are many reasons to ask yourself this question; from trying to calculate how many kegs and what type of kegs you will need for a wedding or other celebration, to just trying to figure out how many beers you and your friends actually drank when you polished off that keg last Friday night.

Whatever the reason may be for this inquiry, we have the answer along with some common uses for each type of keg.  We even put this information in a handy keg comparison chart for your viewing pleasure.

different keg sizes

 

Mini Keg – Also called a Bubba Keg.  Typically used in a mini kegerator, they are commonly used for individual or small gathering use.  They also are good for portable applications as these kegs are easily transportable.  They hold 14 twelve ounce pours.

Cornelius Keg – Also known as a Home Brew Keg, Pepsi Keg or Corny Keg.  These kegs were once used in the soda industry but are now commonly used in home brewing or micro brewing   They hold 53 twelve ounce pours.

Sixth-Barrel – Also known as a Sixtel or Log, these kegs have become very popular with microbreweries as well as other establishments that would like to offer a wide-variety of beers in a limited space.  They are known for their small footprint.  Due to their smaller footprint these are often used in dual tap kegerators.  They hold 56 twelve ounce pours.

Quarter-Barrel – Also known as a Pony Keg or Stubby Quarter, these kegs are often used for small to medium-sized parties.  They have the same footprint as a half-barrel, but are more easily maneuverable as they come in at about half the weight. They hold 82 twelve ounce pours.

Slim Quarter – Also known as a Tall Quarter, these kegs are also often used for small to medium-sized parties.  They have the same capacity as the quarter barrel but offer a smaller footprint allowing for a wider variety of beers in a limited space.  Due to their smaller footprint these are also often used in dual tap kegerators.  These hold 82 twelve ounce pours.

Half-Barrel – Also known as a Full Size Keg or Full Keg, these are the most widely used and commonly distributed type of kegs.  They can be used in a large assortment of applications from college parties to restaurants and bars or even large events.  They hold 165 twelve ounce pours.

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Craft Beer Club: Delirium Tremens

delirium tremens logoOne of my favorite beers is Delirium Tremens, a blonde Belgian style trippel, offered up by the Huyghe Brewery in Belgium. This beer first came into production in 1989 and has since won numerous accolades worldwide for its complex taste that has been proven to please the palates of many beer drinkers. Delirium Tremens is the brewery’s best known beer and one of four beers in the Delirium line up all branded with the signature pink elephant. A strong brew coming in at 8.5% ABV, this one is not for the faint of heart as one might tell from the tongue-in-cheek name referring to the shakes caused by alcohol withdrawal.beer bottle label - Delirium Tremens

Some may be intrigued by the unique label on the bottle illustrating colorful whimsical crocodiles and dragons attacked by a row of Hitchcock’s birds meant to symbolize a state of delirium; the masses agree that they love this beer. Though, it is hard to come to a consensus on what exactly makes up its taste profile. As you pour the beer into a glass you will notice the pale blonde coloring and dense white foam head that dissipates slowly. Upon tasting, I recognized coriander and orange that give it a light, fruity flavor profile. I also noticed the beer is very carbonated with a creamy complexity stemming from the multiple yeasts used in the brewing process. Just when you think you have the flavor figured out, the profile shifts into a dry, bitter, lingering finish.

This is a beer that really develops on the palate, from front to back, which makes it an ideal beer for laid back slow drinking. You definitely want to discover and enjoy each and every nuance and intricacy in Delirium Tremens. Save the chugging for the light macro brew  and enjoy Delirium Tremens at a leisurely pace with friends. Delirium Tremens is a great beer choice year round. The light, crisp, carbonated elements of the beer would make it a great choice for a summer evening on the patio. While the strong alcohol content and its yeasty, dry, bitter finish make it an ideal beer to serve up alongside a bowl of chili in the cold winter months. Let us know what you think of Delirium Tremens and cheers to good health!

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Best Beer Quotes

 

I learned from beer

Beer, as we all know, is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It can be enjoyed with the masses or in the comfort of complete solitude. But no matter whom you’re with or where you are, you can imbibe knowing that you’re enjoying that pint with many others all over the world, because beer simply has that global appeal. People from different geographic locations, different cultures, and different periods in time have had, and continue to find a great level of satisfaction in this timeless concoction. Since its creation, beer has been bringing us together, sparking great conversation, and has served as the inspiration for countless bright ideas and profound revelations from members of all areas of society and countries, the world over. With that said, here are some of my favorite quotes, inspired by yours truly…beer!

  •  “Drinking beer doesn’t make you fat; it makes you lean…Against bars, tables, chairs, and poles.” – Anonymous
  • “Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”– Dave Barry
  • I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Beauty lies in the hands of the beer holder.” – Kinky Friedman
  • “Give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them.” – Queen Victoria
  • “A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” – Czech proverb
  • “Some see the glass as half full, others see the glass as half empty. I just wonder who the hell has been drinking my beer!” – Anonymous
  • “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” – Frank Zappa
  • “Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” – Kaiser Wilhelm
  • “Cerevisia malorum. divina medicina (A little bit of beer is divine medicine.)” – Paracelsus, 16th Century physician
  • “Beer has food value, but food has no beer value.” – Anonymous

 

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Craft Beer Club: Jester King’s El Cedro Hoppy Cedar-Aged Ale

Jester King Brewery El CedroI am a big fan of a sister beer from Jester King, The Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye India Pale Ale, and only happened to pick up a bottle of El Cedro after finding the Wytchmaker out of stock at my local grocery store. I was pleasantly surprised.

You can tell a lot of love was put into its making when you see its beautiful reddish hue as the beer settles in your glass. El Cedro is not your typical beer (no beer from Jester King is), and is successfully able to pull off providing the perfect balance of fruitiness with hoppiness. It is neither too fruity nor too hoppy for my taste.

I would recommend this beer for anyone looking to try something new and is looking to get away from traditional ales or IPA’s. It’s definitely not a light beer; however, it’s refreshingly smooth and it will make a great addition to my beer rotation as we head into the summer.

El Cedro is an 8.0% ABV farmhouse ale brewed by Jester King in the Texas Hill Country outside of Austin, Texas. Jester King describes it’s flavor by saying, “It combines tropical, fruity hop flavor and aroma with funky, barnyard yeast character and the unique flavor and aromatics of Spanish Cedar.”

On a scale of Piss Poor (1) to Perfection in a Glass (10), I give it an 8. How do you rate El Cedro Hoppy Cedar-Aged Ale?

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Craft Beer Club: Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

I’ve always had respect for Lagunitas. Almost everything they brew is gold in my book. They’ve been at the forefront of the less conventional side of craft brewing, and their expertise truly shows through the beer they produce. They are your prototypical West Coast brewery – inducing flavorful and aromatic hops and blasts of wonderful complexities at any chance they get. However, unlike some other reputable West Coast names (Russian River, Ninkasi, 21st Amendment, Firestone Walker, etc.), they’ve managed to maneuver their way through endless amounts of state rules and regulations to establish impressive distribution lines, spreading the wealth across the far reaches of the U.S. And because of this, we are very happy to be able to get our hands on all the delicious beer they bring to the table. One of these treats that’s available year-round is an American pale wheat ale by the name of “A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’.”

A Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale

We can say right off the bat, that this beer always looks delicious. It pours a substantial white head you’d find in a wheat ale and an orange-amberish color and level of clarity more typical of a pale ale. The initial look can leave you with a certain sense of slight confusion, and perhaps a little apprehension, only to be immediately swept away upon first sip. The taste is reminiscent of a delicious West Coast IPA, but with a seemingly fuller body and bready character. Give it a swirl and you’ll release an enormous amount of absolutely amazing aromas. The hops don’t lend much to the piney aspect but rather take you on a trip into a floral and fruit-filled place with an abundance of grapefruit and other various citrus. It’s certainly on the sweeter side, but the hop bitterness provides a balance akin to that of an Olympic gymnast. The mouthfeel is beyond great and the alcohol is there but it’s not boozy at all – definitely a great beer to session, that’ll get the job done any time of year.

The style of A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ is obviously unique as it’s not too often that you come across a beer like this. It’s not a pale ale. Not a wheat ale. Nor is it an IPA. It’s just an awesome mixture of wheat and pale malts with loads of floral and fruity hop goodness. There isn’t a single thing about this beer that we would change. If your favorite pale ale and favorite wheat beer were to have a child – this would be it. We tip our hats to Tony Magee and all of Lagunitas Brewing Company for creating and maintaining their own path in the ever-growing jungle of craft brewing.

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