The cost of a keg varies by the brand of beer, geographic location and reseller type. You may also have to factor in rental fees for the tap and keg tub to get the true price. Additionally, there are always refundable deposits required which will increase the upfront cost by $30-100. We've broken everything down for you below!
How much does a keg of beer cost?
Keg Deposits and Tap Deposits
The cost for a keg deposit ranges from $30-100. The average cost for a tap deposit is $50-70. Deposits are fully refundable when keg and tap are returned.
Keg Tap Rentals and Keg Tub Rentals
Most locations that sell kegs will also rent taps and keg tubs. The average rental fee for a tap is $10, and the average rental fee for a tub is $6. Some resellers include the tap and tub rental as part of the keg price.
Average Keg Prices
Below are the average costs for a 1/2 barrel keg of popular brands in the USA from our most recent study: