Winning your weight in beer

A man named Stephen Wood recently was the winner of a Greene King “Win Your Weight In Beer” drawing.

The story doesn’t measure how much he weighted, or won, but in case you wondered how much beer that might be . . .

There are several variables – different beers will vary slightly in weight. But beer is slightly heavier than water (8.3 pounds per gallon), so a man 175 pounds (a guess looking at Wood’s picture) would win about 20 gallons. That’s the contents of almost 9 cases (24 12-ounce bottles) of beer.

Doesn’t “win your weight” sounds like more?