Beer Barrel Sizes

When is a beer barrel not a beer barrel? Well, actually there are a few types of beer barrel and only one of them is referred to as an actual barrel! Each has it's own name and holds different amounts of beer, ale or wine. The names for barrels were believed to have designated way back in 1454.

At BeerBarrels2u, our beer barrels come as polypins.

Barrel Name Size (Gallons)
Pin or Polypin
4.5

Firkin
9

Kilderkin
18

Barrel
36

Hogshead
54

Butt
108

Tun
216

A UK beer barrels is different to the US version, the US barrel being smaller because of tax reasons.


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