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# How many pints are in a keg of Guinness?

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A standard keg of Guinness holds 124 pints. As a pint is 16 ounces, each keg contains 1,984 ounces of beer.

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However, that number only accounts for the number of ounces in the keg. When a beer is drawn, it usually has a layer of foam, known as the head, which takes up more space than beer. Therefore, when taking into account the foam, a standard keg could serve as many as 140 pints of beer, if each glass has about a 2-inch head of foam. A standard keg is defined as half a barrel, so a barrel of beer would serve 248 pints.

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A standard bar pitcher is 60 ounces, which holds 3 3/4 pints of beer at 16 ounces each. Beer ranges in alcohol content from 4 to 7 percent, and the actual serving size of beer varies considerably based on the type of beer.

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A keg of beer holds about 1,900 fluid ounces. Kegs are also known as half-barrels and contain 15.5 gallons. A full barrel of beer is the equivalent of 31 gallons. A keg produces 124 pints, 165 twelve-ounce servings or approximately seven cases of beer in 12-ounce cans.

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The standard U.S. keg size is a half barrel and has a capacity of 15.5 gallons or 1984 ounces, which is the equivalent of 165 12-ounce glasses of beer. The standard keg measures 23 3/8 inches high by 16 1/8 inches wide and weighs 161 pounds when full.