Keg Glass & Cup Guide

Liquid capacity filled to the brim (no foam)
16 Gallon 1/2 Barrel 1984 oz, 8 Gallon 1/4 Barrel 992 oz, 5.75 Gallon 1/6 Barrel 661 oz

The number of servings you can draw from a keg depends on three factors:  (1) Style of Glassware (2) Size of Glass (3) Size of Foam Head.  Some styles of glassware can yield more glasses per 1/2 barrel than others, even though they may have the same volume capacity.  Glasses that are wider at the rim than at the base will yield more because the foam head takes up more volume.  The chart below will give you the estimated servings per 1/2 barrel for the various styles, sizes and desired foam head.

Glass/Cup Type1" Head3/4" Head1/2" Head
Flair Pilsner 10 oz264245223
Flair Pilsner 11 oz244224202
Flair Pilsner 12 oz220203185
Shell 7 oz360336315
Shell 8 oz315292275
Shell 9 oz270255243
Shell 10 oz245236220
Footed Pilsner 8 oz325292280
Footed Pilsner 9 oz282259245
Footed Pilsner 10 oz250233215
Footed Pilsner 12 oz208198184
Hourglass 10 oz264248233
Hourglass 11 oz235220205
Hourglass 12 oz220204189
Hourglass 13 oz198184173
Hourglass 15 oz172159147
Mug Stein 10 oz248233223
Mug Stein 12 oz203189176
Mug Stein 14 oz169158153
Mug Stein 16 oz149140134
Pint Glass 16 oz145136128
Plastic Cup 12 oz196180164
Plastic Cup 14 oz189179167
Plastic Cup 16 oz161150143
Plastic Cup 20 oz117111104
Plastic Cup 24 oz939087
Plastic Cup 32 oz696561

Beer Pitcher1.5" Head1" Head
Pitcher 54 oz5047
Pitcher 60 oz4239
Pitcher 64 oz3835