Today’s budget tip is a fun fact for all the beer drinkers in Chicago. If you are ordering multiple beers do you get a pitcher or a bucket? Which one will get you more beer for the best price?
After testing this theory, both the pitcher of beer and the bucket of bottled beer will get you around the same amount.
A pitcher will almost fill eight plastic cups, not to the brim but enough to get a full drink without spilling. That is 64 ounces of beer for one price.
Now a bucket of five beers is a more obvious amount. Five bottles at 12 ounces each is 60 ounces.
So if you are keeping up, the only difference between the two is four little ounces so lets look at the prices.
Many places put their beer on special on the weekends but you will pay more for a bucket versus a pitcher because there is a taste difference and the glass bottles cost more then a keg.
It all comes down to taste and how much you’re willing to spend for your beer. If you are willing to risk spillage and don’t mind the taste of a keg, buying a pitcher would be cheaper. But if you are one of those people that will not budge on taste and can spare the extra change, go for the bucket. It all depends on personal preference.
This science is fool proof unless your bar serves cans, then you are on your own.