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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 374) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg > Hads Bros
Winter HazeDale Bros. Brewery7.103.2813-
Dragon BladeValkyrie Brewing4.503.258-
Strawberry SteamApple Blossom Brewing Co. ? 3.251-
CalifornicationTwisted Rail Brewing Company5.503.252-
Steam BeerWoodward Avenue Brewers5.103.231-
Counterculture CommonShort's Brewing Company4.253.242-
UpstreamLittle Harpeth Brewing ? 3.24-
Jimmy Green’s South Loop LagerArgus Brewery5.603.183-
Rådanäs California CommonRådanäs Bryggeri5.303.173-
Steam TrainBarley John's Brew Pub5.903.132-
The CompanyBarley Mow Brewing Company5.403.133-
Cali' CommonThe Beer Company6.203.131-
Szot Rubia Al VaporSzot Microcervecería5.803.11-
Big Boca AleFat Point Brewing5.103.11786
Lug Nut LagerSkyscraper Brewing Company5.203.091576
Bad Attitude BootleggerBirrificio Ticinese6.943.0911-
Steamer 3,5Jämtlands Bryggeri AB3.503.074-
The Steam AleAustralian Hotel & Brewery4.803.064-
Mike's CamaroLatitude 42 Brewing Company ? 3.069-
Baltika Kollektsiya Pivovara Kaliforniyskoe SvetloyeBaltika Breweries5.503.056-
Centennial SteamerDesert Edge Brewery4.003.037-
Golden PawBeard & Brau4.703.036-
Inland EmpressDale Bros. Brewery5.203.031-
Ricochet RedBuffalo Bill's Brewery ? 3.015-
California Common BeerMcCoy's Public House5.2031-
Choo Choo SteamerBig River Grille & Brewing Works5.2031-
SteampunkBarley Mow Brewing Company5.0031-
Wald BierBeryl's Beer Company ? 31-
Coffee Sloth StoutMoon Tower Inn6.6631-
Sitzman's SteamCoopersmith's Pub & Brewing6.102.981-
Olt Koenig Holiday AleHighlands Hollow Brewhouse5.502.972-
Pomona QueenDale Bros. Brewery4.902.9352-
Steamy Cream California Common AleWhitstran Brewing Company ? 2.933-
Oscoda Rare Steam RedWiltse's Brew Pub and Family Restaurant ? 2.91-
Barbary Coast Gold RushMinhas Craft Brewery ? 2.8583-
SteamerJämtlands Bryggeri AB5.002.765-
Northwinds Kingpin Steam BeerNorthwinds Brewery5.302.751-
Nikolai Brewmaster’s Collection California Steam Beer Oy Sinebrychoff Ab4.702.677-
405 Oklahoma LagerBattered Boar Brewing Company6.002.6512-
Cobblestone Steam LagerMorgan Street Brewery5.002.65-
Revisionist Californian Common Steam BeerMarston's PLC4.702.549-
Orbital OutrageWarped Brewing Company5.302.53-
Larimer Street LagerOur Mutual Friend Malt & Brew ? 2.443-
SMaSH Series: DumphoundedThe Dayton Beer Company4.702.132-
Gold Rush IOCBase Camp Brewing Company7.4021-
Benny's Brass AssNano 108 Brewing Company ? 21-
Jolly JohnnyBryggeri Fängelset5.001.741-
SF LagerSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers5.501.724-
Right To StrikeSouth Plains Brewing Company3.501.061-
Croydon SteamerNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company5.80-1-
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