The number of beers in a pitcher is determined by the pitcher’s size as well as the size of the beer glass being poured. Beer pitchers typically range in size from 48 to 60 fluid ounces, with some as tiny as 32 fluid ounces.
Because a regular pint glass carries 16 fluid ounces of beer, a standard beer pitcher will make three to four pint glasses. A typical beer pitcher might make up to five glasses of beer if each glass is only 12 fluid ounces. When figuring how many beers are in a pitcher, it is advised that you know both the pitcher’s fluid ounces and the glass size in ounces.