Keg Information

 

 

We recommend ordering what we have on hand from our Kegs to Go listIt is updated in real time.  If you'd like to reserve a keg that you see there, please call us at 206-938-2337 and pay with your credit card over the phone.  If you have a specific keg you'd like to preorder, please email us.  Thanks!

Please note: We do not directly deliver or ship kegs. They need to be picked up at our store in West Seattle, or you can use Big Cat Messenger service (not affiliated with The Beer Junction) for local delivery. 

 
 

KEG FAQ

WHAT SIZE KEG DO I NEED?
For planning your event first determine how many beer drinkers you have and how many beers per person you'd like to have. Below are the common keg sizes that will help you determine which size keg will best fit your event.

  Sixth barrel kegs are a great choice for parties up to 15 beer drinkers, home kegerators or an easy option for remote beer drinking adventures.

 

  • 5.17 Gallons

  • 41 Pints / 55 12oz. beers

  • 55 lbs.

  A keg for groups up to 30 beer drinkers. 

 

  • 7.75 Gallons

  • 62 Pint / 82 12oz. beers

  • 83 lbs.

  The full sized keg is a staple for any large party of 50-70 beer drinkers.

 

  • 15.5 Gallons

  • 124 Pints / 165 12oz. beers

  • 165 lbs.

  A slim version of the common party-sized pony keg for groups up to 30 beer drinkers. 

 

  • 7.75 Gallons

  • 62 Pint / 82 12oz. beers

  • 83 lbs.

1/6BBL Keg - "Sixer"

1/4BBL Keg - "Pony"

1/4BBL Keg - "Slim Pony"

1/2BBL Keg - "Full U.S."

DO YOU DELIVER OR SHIP KEGS?

We do not directly deliver or ship kegs. They need to be picked up at our store in West Seattle, or you can use Big Cat Messenger service (not affiliated with The Beer Junction) for local delivery. 

 

DO YOU RENT PARTY PUMP TAPS?

Yes, we rent party pump taps for your event.  We also recommend putting your keg in a bucket of ice to keep it as cold to prevent foaming.  We rent ice buckets as well.  We do not have an ice maker or a freezer so we do not sell ice.

 

HOW LONG WILL A KEG KEEP?

This depends on the storing conditions of the keg and the method used to dispense the beer. If using a party pump tap (the most common way to dispense beer at a party), which injects oxygen into the keg, the beer should ideally be consumed the same day. If storing the keg under pressure and refrigerated (i.e. using a kegerator system) the keg should stay fresh for around 2 months.

HOW MANY KEGS OF DRAFT BEER CAN BE DISPENSED OUT OF A CO2 TANK?

As a general rule of thumb, it takes about a ½ Lb of CO2 to dispense a ¼ barrel of draft beer and 1 Lb of CO2 to dispense a ½ barrel of draft beer. For more information CLICK HERE. The table lists the approximate number of kegs that can be dispensed from each size of CO2 cylinder.

 

WHAT TYPE OF TAP DO I NEED?

There are different types of keg couplers/tap styles that you need to be aware of when ordering kegs for a kegerator or party.  We will supply you with the proper tap when renting a keg & tap through us, otherwise you can check out KegWorks (click the green link) for the proper coupler/tap that you will need.


 

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