Liquorama Keg Price List

You must come into the store to order kegs. Kegs Subject To Availability Prices Subject To Change

Kegs are available for in-store purchase only. We do not take reservations over the phone.

Kegs require a $30.00 refundable deposit, the Keg Tap requires a refundable $45.00 deposit and a Non-Refundable $5.00 rental fee.

Prices are subject to change.

Questions? Please call 909-985-3131
Current pricing on AVAILABLE KEGS

Miller Lite 1/2 $144.98
Modelo Especial 1/2 $189.99
New Belgium Fat Tire 1/2 $199.99
Newcastle 1/2 $209.99
Pacifico 1/2 $199.99
Shock Top Belgian White 1/2 $169.99
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 1/2 $199.99
Stella Artois 1/2 $199.99
Stone Arrogant Bastard 1/2 $234.99
Blue Moon Belgian White 1/2 $199.99
Bud/Bud Light 1/2 $144.98
Coors/Coors Light 1/2 $144.98
Corona Light 1/2 $199.99
Last Name Pomona Queen 1/2 $169.99
Dos XX Amber/Lager 1/2 $199.99
Lagunitas 1/2 $214.99
Guinness Stout 1/2 $214.99
Hangar 24 Orange Wheat 1/2 $199.99
Heineken 1/2 $189.99
Hoegaarden 1/2 $169.99
Michelob Amberbock 1/2 $149.98
Michelob Ultra 1/2 $149.98
Blue Moon Belgian White 1/6 $99.99
Bud/Bud Light 1/4 $84.98
Coor Light 1/4 $84.98
Last Name Pomona Queen 1/6 $69.99
Dos XX Amber/Lager 1/6 $89.99
Firestone 805 Blonde 1/6 $109.99
Hangar 24 Orange Wheat 1/6 $104.99
Lagunitas IPA 1/4 $119.99
Corona Extra/Light 1/4 $109.99
Lost Coast Great White 1/6 $74.99
Miller Lite 1/4 $84.98
New Belgium Fat Tire 1/6 $99.99
Pacifico 1/4 $109.99
Shock Top Belgian White 1/6 $89.99
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 1/6 $109.99
Modelo 1/4 $109.99


SPECIAL ORDER KEGS
Please inquire regarding pricing and availability for any other special orders. Please allow 7 business days for special orders kegs

Alaskan
Alesmith
Alpine
Ballast Point
Bell's Brewing
Claremont Craft Ales
Last Name Brewing
Dogfish Head
Firestone
Founders
Green Flash
Lagunitas
Left Hand
Lost Coast
Modern Times
Mother Earth
New Belgium
Oskar Blues
Pizza Port
Sam Adams
Saint Archer
Tap It!
Wiens
 

 

A keg is a convenient way to transport larger quantities of beer. It maintains the consistency of your drink and allows you to serve a cold beer with a tap.

If you’re hosting a party, a wedding reception, or a Sunday cookout, you will need a full-sized keg for the group. You may also enjoy regularly pouring your favorite ale, light lager, or cider from a tap in your home. In either case, you will need to browse our keg price list before you buy one. 

Here we will look at how many beers are in a keg and the shelf-life of a barrel, among other topics. Let’s dive right in then, shall we?

A Keg Has How Many Beers? 

You may ask, how big a keg should you get? That depends on your budget and the number of people expected at your event. Here is a breakdown of different keg sizes.

Half-Barrel Keg

Even though this is commonly called “a keg,” the half-barrel moniker confuses some people. A half-barrel can hold fifteen and a half gallons of beer. That implies you can make:

  • 124 (16 oz) glasses

It is also possible to fill 31 growlers (each holding 64 ounces) with a half-barrel of keg beer before you run out.

Quarter-Barrel Keg

The second most popular type of keg is the quarter barrel. There are two sizes available:

  • Tall keg with similar length as a half-barrel and half the diameter

  • Smaller keg with the same circumference as a half-barrel, but a shorter height

These provide half of what a half barrel would provide. That’s the equivalent of:

  • 62 glasses

  • 15.5 growlers

Sixth-Barrel Kegs

A sixth-barrel (sixtel), which carries 5.16 gallons of beer, isn’t something you will see very often. That implies you can make:

  • 56 (12 oz) beers

  • 42 (16 oz) beers

Home-brewers are the most common users of this size keg, but a handful of breweries provide them to their customers too. 

The Cornelius keg, sometimes known as a “Corny,” is the smallest keg, holding just five gallons, equivalent to:

  • 40 glasses

  • 10 (64 oz) growlers

How Do You Choose the Suitable Keg Coupler?

It's impossible to tap a keg without the proper coupler correctly. To become an expert tap-master, you need to be familiar with six main keg coupling types. Here is a breakdown of several commercial keg couplers available for your draught beer setup.

  • D-Coupler: Fits Sankey keg valves made in the USA.

  • A-Coupler: Compatible with most German keg valves.

  • G-Coupler: Compatible with some European keg valves.

  • M-Coupler: Compatible with German keg valves.

  • S-Coupler: Fits Sankey keg valves from Europe.

  • U-Coupler: Compatible with some European keg valves.

It would be best to use the correct coupler for the keg's valve to serve the drinks correctly. The coupler you will need depends on the keg's origin.

What Is the Shelf Life of Beer Kegs?

Beers are at their best when a tap-filled barrel is at the brewery, which is true for all keg types. The fresher your keg draft beer is, the more enjoyable it will be to savor. You can keep beer fresh in kegs by dispensing CO2 into the barrel at the right temperature and pressure.

It takes 45–60 days for a non-pasteurized draft beer to go bad and about 90–120 days for a pasteurized draft beer to do so. When using a party pump (air) to dispense keg beer, any draft beer will last no longer than 8–12 hours.

Most brewing companies now print a freshness date on the top or side of each keg as a quality assurance measure. Please read the label carefully to see the “manufacture” or “expiration” date, depending on the brewery. While each brewery’s shelf life may change, the keg’s shelf life depends on the number of days it spends in inventory before sells.

What Is the Difference Between Pasteurized and Unpasteurized Beer by the Keg?

Pasteurized

Whether light lager or cider produced outside the United States, most imported keg beers are heat pasteurized during packing. This method eliminates the bacteria that causes the beer to ferment.

It is also possible to transport and store pasteurized draft beer kegs at room temperature. You can cool the beer in these kegs at the point of dispensing. Remember to store and serve the imported beer barrels at the same 38°F temperature as domestic, unpasteurized kegs.

Unpasteurized

In the United States, most beer manufactured and marketed in kegs is unpasteurized. Unpasteurized draft beers are sterile filtered and refrigerated during packaging to kill any bacteria from fermenting the beer. 

From the brewery to dispensing, preserve kegs at 50° F. Remember to serve fresh draft beer from a keg cold at 38° F and store it for as little time as possible.

Unpasteurized draft beers can get sour or cloudy if they reach temperatures higher than 38° F. If the temperature rises beyond 50° F, the dormant bacteria that ferments beer will reawaken.

How Many Kegs of Craft Beer Can a CO2 Tank Dispense?

Before refilling, a 5-lb CO2 tank can last between six and eight half barrels or full kegs. A ten-pound CO2 tank can dispense every fill between ten and thirteen full kegs. 

The figure can vary depending on how often you use your kegerator, the quantity of carbonation, and if your taps and system work well.

How Can You Find Out What Keg Is Available in Your Area?

The availability of each keg size will vary depending on the beer brand and area. At Liquorama, you must come into the store to order kegs. Kegs are available for in-store purchase only, and there are no reservations over the phone. However, you can inquire about:

  • Which draft beer brands are available for instant pickup.

  • Which beers are a special order.

  • What size menu items are available.

A few days’ notice is often adequate for us to accommodate special requests for brands or sizes that you’re interested in if we don’t have them on hand.

The Bottom Line

You cannot predict the pricing of a beer keg because various factors determine it. Kind of beer, imported vs. domestic, size of keg, special order, shipping costs, etc. will all factor into the price.

Remember that the prices vary widely across different beer brands, even for the exact same keg sizes. You will also need to factor in rental charges like a deposit, tap, cleaning, ice, and an ice bucket.