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Popular Beer Sizes

Your guide to beer glass, bottle, can, growler, crowler, keg and barrel sizes, dimensions & more!

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Can Sizes


Cans once had a bad rap among craft beer consumers who were still in rebellion of anything associated with macro lagers. Cans have experienced a massive renaissance over the past decade with more brewers shifting to the aluminum container. There’s a general consensus that cans provide more protection against light and oxidation than their glass counterparts, allowing beer to age more gracefully.

8.4 oz.
This "nip can" is a more compact version of the typical 12-oz. can. Though rare, you'll see 21st Amendment's Lower De Boom Barleywine and the Rodenbach Fruitage sour ale in this tiny container. Compact and easily transportable, this container is perfect for small snifters on the beach or for a little tipple during a camping trip. 

12 oz. 
A can of beer, for much of mainstream can history, is 12 ounces. Short and compact, a 12-ounce can matches the recommended serving size of beer. Cans of this size come in a range of packs, including 6-, 12-, 15-, 18-, 24- and 30-packs.

16 oz. 
Pint cans have surged with the rise of craft beer. More common now than ever before, they offer a full pour of a pint glass. Most often found in 4-packs, pint cans have seen their popularity grow as a way for brewers to showcase their beers in attractive new formats.

19.2 oz. 
A relatively new entry to the can world, the 19.2-ounce “stovepipe” can offers craft brewers an "in" at convenience stores and gas stations. Not quite a tall boy in the classical macro sense, the 19.2-ounce can experienced the largest growth of packaged sales from 2015-2017 according to IRI data, with Oskar Blues Brewery and Terrapin Beer Co. leading the way in usage of this container.

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What a shame not to make this international with all the sizes found outside the US! 341 ml -12 Imperial oz(Canada) 275 ml Small international lager (esp. Becks and Peroni) 330 ml - standard international bottle 375 ml - a half wine bottle you can usually find Lambics in 440 ml can 500 ml - Standard traditional bottle in many countries esp. UK and Germany also Can 660 ml larger format bottle - often for European + some International lager 20 Imp. oz /568 ml / 1 Imp. Pint- occasionally found in UK Kegs: 20 Litre 30 Litre 50 Litre Casks Pin - 4.5 Imp. Gallon Firkin - 9 Imp. Gallon Kilderkin - 18 Imp. Gallon Barrel - 36 Imp.Gallon Hogshead - 54 Imp.Gallon

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Beer Wrangler's picture
What a shame not to make this international with all the sizes found outside the US! 341 ml -12 Imperial oz(Canada) 275 ml Small international lager (esp. Becks and Peroni) 330 ml - standard international bottle 375 ml - a half wine bottle you can usually find Lambics in 440 ml can 500 ml - Standard traditional bottle in many countries esp. UK and Germany also Can 660 ml larger format bottle - often for European + some International lager 20 Imp. oz /568 ml / 1 Imp. Pint- occasionally found in UK Kegs: 20 Litre 30 Litre 50 Litre Casks Pin - 4.5 Imp. Gallon Firkin - 9 Imp. Gallon Kilderkin - 18 Imp. Gallon Barrel - 36 Imp.Gallon Hogshead - 54 Imp.Gallon

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