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How Many Bottles of Beer in a Case?

Article Highlights

  • The number of beers that come in a case varies from country to country
  • The type of containers found in your beer case depends on where they were brewed
  • A typical 24-pack of 12 fl oz (355 ml) bottles usually weighs around 36 lbs (16 kg)
  • A standard case typically consists of 12 or 24 beers, either all the same type or mixed/matched
  • Different types of beers available include lagers, ales, IPAs (India Pale Ale), stouts/porters and wheat beers/blonde ales

Are you getting ready to host a party and want to know how much beer you need to buy? Or maybe you’re just curious about the standard amount of beer you can get in one purchase?

Well, we’ve got answers for you! In this blog post, we will cover how many bottles of beer are usually in a case.

Also, we will discuss the differences between bottles and cans, how much a case usually weighs, what types of beer are typically found in a case, and the benefits of creating your own personalized cases.

Quantity Varies From Country to Country

The number of beers that come with each case varies based on where you’re buying it. In some countries like Australia and the UK, 24 cans or bottles per case is common. In other countries like Germany or Belgium, 20 bottles or cans per case is more likely. Generally speaking though, most cases contain between 24-36 beers per pack.

Difference Between Bottles and Cans

The type of containers found in your beer case will also depend on where they were brewed. Though traditionally beer has been sold in glass bottles, cans are now becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience factors such as portability and being more shelf-stable than glass containers. Cans also chill faster than bottles which makes them great for tailgate parties!

How Much Does A Case Of Beer Weigh?

A typical 24-pack of 12 fl oz (355 ml) bottle usually weighs around 36 lbs (16 kg) while a twelve-pack of 12 fl oz (355 ml) cans weighs about 20 lbs (9 kg). This means that cans are typically lighter than glass because they hold less liquid by volume.

What Makes Up A Standard Case Of Beer?

A standard case typically consists of 12 or 24 beers which can either be all the same type or mixed/matched depending on what’s available at your local liquor store.

If you’re looking for something specific then some stores offer build-your-own cases so that you can customize what types of beers go into your purchase!

Different Types Of Beer In A Case

Different types of beers available vary widely depending on what brand/brewery they come from as well as their ABV (alcohol by volume). The most common categories include lagers, ales, IPAs (India Pale Ale), stouts/porters, and wheat beers/blonde ales.

Within these categories, there are many different flavors/varieties ranging from light and crisp pilsners to dark and malty stouts.

Mix And Matching Your Own Case Of Beer

One great thing about building your own case is that it allows for creativity when it comes to selecting different styles within one purchase!

For example, you could choose 4 different IPAs from various brewers to create your own variety pack so that no matter what friends show up at the party everyone can find something they enjoy drinking!

Additionally mixing it up like this also helps broaden palates since people may not have heard of or tasted all the styles before building their own box!


Choosing the right combination when building a custom beer case can be daunting but there are plenty of options out there providing something for everyone’s taste.

Whether it be light lagers or dark porters – which means everyone is sure to find something they enjoy! So get creative and start mixing & matching today!

Author Image Fabian
I’m Fabian, homebrewer and beer taster. I’m also the editor of Beer100. I love travelling the world and trying out new handcraft beer and different beer styles. I’m not an expert in brewing beer, but I know a few things about beer, which I share on this blog. If you need help or have a question, please comment below.

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