Enter the cost to produce one keg ($) and the desired margin per draft (%) into the Draft Price Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Draft Price. 

Draft Price Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Draft Price. 

DP = ( C/40) / (1-M/100)

  • Where DP is the Draft Price ($/16oz draft)
  • C is the cost to produce one keg ($) 
  • M is the desired margin per draft (%) 

How to Calculate Draft Price?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Draft Price.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the cost to produce one keg ($). 
    1. The cost to produce one keg ($) is given as: 250.
  2. Next, determine the desired margin per draft (%). 
    1. The desired margin per draft (%) is provided as: 40.
  3. Finally, calculate the Draft Price using the equation above: 

DP = ( C/40) / (1-M/100)

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

DP = ( 250/40) / (1-40/100) = 10.416 ($/16oz draft)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

cost to produce one keg ($) = 700

desired margin per draft (%) = 50

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

DP = ( C/40) / (1-M/100) = ?