How many beers equal one fifth of liquor?

Beers come in different sizes, and if this question is strictly asking how many beers does it take to equal the same alcohol ingested as in a fifth (25.6 ounces (1/5 gallon) of liquor, the approximate answer would be as follows:

If drinking 12 fl oz beer, you'll need to consume about 2 bottles

If drinking 16 fl oz beer, you'll need to consume about 1½ bottles

If drinking 22 fl oz beer, you'll need to consume about 1 bottle

If drinking 40 fl oz beer, you'll need to consume about ½ of that bottle

But if this asks how many beers do you have to drink to ingest the same amount of alcohol, based on beers with 5% alc/vol against distilled spirits with 40% alc/vol, it would be:

12 fl oz beer = 17 bottles

16 fl oz beer = 12.8 bottles

22 fl oz beer = 9.3 bottles

40 fl oz beer = 5.12 bottles

In the United States, a "standard" drink is any drink that contains about 0.6 fluid ounces or 14 grams of "pure" alcohol.

See the approximate number of standard drinks in different sized containers at rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov.

To determine blood alcohol content, use the blood alcohol level chart at dui.drivinglaws.org.

To see standard bar measurements, go to www.webtender.com.

Tip! AlcoholScreening.org shares How to Cut Down on Your Drinking.

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