Originally Posted by DrunkleJon
Word of warning. 1/6 kegs seem to cost more than their equivalent in bottles. This is not counting the deposits. The logic behind this eludes me as it is far less packaging (and its reusable) than bottling, but there it is.
IME it really depends on the beer. Something on the cheaper side of craft beer (Harpoon, Sam, etc.) will be a little more or the same as in bottles. I can get those for around $70/keg, which works out to be $7.50 a six pack. Not too bad.
However, I can get a keg of Allagash, Ommegang, etc. for say $80-85 for the lighter styles. At $85 that's $3.21 for a 750 mL bottle, which is less than half what you'd pay retail.