As a hollow vessel, which helps in the preservation of food and nourishment, a keg is another symbol of spiritual nourishment. A beer keg in particular may also be a symbol of pure hedonism. A keg will often symbolize our emotions and family loyalties. A broken keg may suggest lost dreams and ambitions. A keg, particularly an old wooden one, suggests craftsmanship. If it is full, craftsmanship and expertise have fulfilled their purpose. If it is half full or empty, there is much work to be done. A beer barrel will have the same significance. Consult the entry for Cask for further information.