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California Common / Steam Beer

The California Common, or Steam Beer, is a unique 100% American style lager. It's usually brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800's in California when refrigeration was a great luxury. The brewers back then had to improvise to cool the beer down, so shallow fermenters were used. So in a way the lager yeast was trained to ferment quicker at warmer temperatures. Today's examples are light amber to tawny in color, medium bodied with a malty character. Mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness.

Anchor Brewing Co. trademarked the term "Steam Beer" and as such all other beers must be legally referred to as "California Common."

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 251 to 300 (out of 435) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV > Avg Hads Bros
CaliforniationRurban Brewing5.00-1-
Campanile CommonWooden Legs Brewing Company5.0041-
Cali Common AleBare Hands Brewery5.00-0-
Epic Steam BikeBrasserie Artisanale La Souche5.004.121-
Campground CommonGranville Island Brewery5.003.63-
West Coast SteamerBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.003.681-
Bluxome Black LagerLocal Brewing Co.5.003.573-
1849New Glory Craft Brewery5.003.493-
Guinness Vienna Common LagerGuinness Ltd.5.003.421-
Steam BeerBrewerkz - Riverside Point5.003.8811-
Cutthroat CommonBarnhouse Brewery5.00-0-
SteamerJämtlands Bryggeri AB5.002.765-
Grimskunk Skunk PunkHopEra5.003.352-
Common SenseStones Throw Brewing Co.5.00-0-
DescomunalLúdica Artesanal Cervecería5.004.082-
BB15 Bay SteamBaird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom5.004.241-
Boston CommonBoston Beer Works - Canal Street5.003.634196
Schlafly Pi CommonThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.6430-
Grand Esteemer San Francisco LagerThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub5.003.872-
Big Sky Uncommon LagerWhistler Brewing Company5.003.6714-
Mountain Steam LagerGrumpy Old Men Brewing5.0041-
Slow Digesting Soul Eater5 Paddles Brewing Co.5.00-1-
Stratford CommonStratford Brewing Company5.003.8211-
Comptche LoggerUkiah Brewing Co.5.003.982-
SkjálftiÖlvisholt Brugghús5.003.765-
Rye Is This So !@#$ing DELICIOUS!?!Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.5.003.791-
California Steamin'Brasserie Saint James5.003.814-
California Common (Batch 33)Franciscan Well Micro Brewery5.003.531-
Red Table CommonAvery Brewing Company4.993.867-
Santa Barbara Common AlePure Order Brewing Co.4.983.694-
Steam Engine CommonFiretrucker Brewery4.90-0-
Cali GirlFifty West Brewing Co4.903.441-
Maisel's DampfbierBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.4.903.522-
Pomona QueenLast Name Brewing4.902.9354-
Colorado CommonPlatt Park Brewing Company4.903.592-
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.903.855,78994
CalicoBenelux Brasserie Artisanale4.903.883-
Dry Hopped Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.90-5-
Conscription LagerWild Run Brewery4.90-1-
7B California CommonBig Rock Brewery4.903.5911-
DerechoPort City Brewing4.803.7684-
Qui Pro QuommonPogue Mahone Craft Beer4.80-1-
Monterey CommonAlvarado Street Brewery4.803.843-
Burdock California CommonBurdock4.803.783-
33 Acres Of Life33 Acres Brewing Co.4.803.8122-
Homie BrewFour Corners Brewing Company4.80-3-
DampfbierDESTIHL Brewery4.803.512-
Florida CommonDunedin Brewery4.803.341-
SteamyO.H.S.O. Eatery & Nano-Brewery4.80-1-
Cali RareMikkeller ApS4.803.719-
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