Is 979 pints as big as a Beer Keg?
It's about eight times as big as a Beer Keg
The size of a Beer Keg is about 124 pints.
(Half barrel; maximum capacity)
The most common keg size sold by US beer sellers is a half-barrel type with a volume of 124 pints
. This type of keg contains the equivalent of 165 0.750 pints
cans of beer.