Sunday, February 21, 2010
Useless beer factoid
Is I was enjoying my Santa's Butt Winter Porter, I decided to do some reading. Reading the label, that is. There I learned that a 'butt' also refers to a large beer barrel that holds 108 Imperial gallons.
From Wikipedia, I see a butt is also equal to: 3 hogsheads, 6 barrels, 9 kilderkins, 18 firkins, 144 ale gallons, 665.44 ale liters, 162 ale gallons, or 748.62 ale liters. For some reason, there isn't a butt to Imperial gallon conversion factor. Butt, if you use firkins as an intermediate measure you find a butt holds 162 Imperial gallons. OK, I really don't care. Believe Santa or Wilipedia, as you prefer!