Beer Measures


Name

US customary units

Imperial units

Metric units (approx.)

Notes

snorkel

2 US fl. oz.


59.15 milliliters (mL)


nip


imp. pint

189.42 mL

Barley wine was usually bottled in nips

small

½ US pint


236.59 mL


half


½ imp. pint

284.13 mL


large

1 US pint


473.18 mL


pint


1 imp. pint

568.26 mL


flagon

1 US quart


946.35 mL


pin


4.5 imp. gal.

20.46 liters (L)


pony keg

7.75 US gal.


29.33 L

Quarter US barrel

anker

10 US gal.


37.85 L


firkin


9 imp. gal.

40.91 L

2 pins

keg

15.5 US gal.


58.67 L

Half US barrel

kilderkin


18 imp. gal.

81.83 L

2 firkins

barrel


36 imp. gal.

163.66 L

2 kilderkins

hogshead


54 imp. gal.

245.49 L

6 firkins or 3 kilderkins

puncheon


72 imp. gal.

327.32 L

2 barrels

butt


108 imp. gal.

490.98 L

2 hogshead

tun


216 imp. gal.

981.96 L

3 puncheons or 2 butts

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