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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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Name Brewery < ABV rAvg Revs Bros
California Common23rd Street Brewery5.403.695-
Unusual2kids Brewing Company5.403.346-
33 Acres Of Life33 Acres Brewing Co.4.803.8115-
California Common Rye4204 Main St. Brewing Co.4.403.984-
New York Common LagerAdirondack Pub & Brewery ? 3.682-
Summer FusionAmager Bryghus3.503.6613-
FusionAmager Bryghus3.503.8118-
Tavern AleAmos Howard's Brew Pub ? 3.752-
1888Anaheim Brewery5.503.4818-
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.903.855,23794
Dry Hopped Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.903.645-
Brotherhood SteamAnchor Brewing Company5.603.8341-
Höga Höjders ÄngölÄngö Kvartersbryggeri4.803.447-
Crooked CommonAppalachian Mountain Brewery5.103.74-
Strawberry SteamApple Blossom Brewing Co. ? 3.251-
Virginia CommonArdent Craft Ales5.303.6712-
Jimmy Green’s South Loop LagerArgus Brewery5.603.153-
Ironhorse Chicago CommonArgus Brewery5.403.2663-
District CommonAtlas Brew Works5.103.551-
Gold Rush CommonAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant5.0041-
The Steam AleAustralian Hotel & Brewery4.803.064-
Red Table CommonAvery Brewing Company4.993.867-
SteamheadAviator Brewing Company5.803.6728-
Baltika Kollektsiya Pivovara Kaliforniyskoe SvetloyeBaltika Breweries5.502.934-
Commons AleBandwagon Brew Pub ? 3.245-
Cali Common AleBare Hands Brewery5.00-0-
Steam TrainBarley John's Brew Pub5.903.132-
Common EileenBarley Mow Brewing Company5.203.546-
SteampunkBarley Mow Brewing Company5.0031-
The CompanyBarley Mow Brewing Company5.403.581-
SimpleBarrier Brewing Company5.203.6814-
Gold Rush IOCBase Camp Brewing Company7.4021-
405 Oklahoma LagerBattered Boar Brewing Company6.002.7112-
WagonpartyBauhaus Brew Labs5.403.8452-
Tarnation California-Style LagerBaxter Brewing Co.5.303.56158-
Golden PawBeard & Brau4.702.966-
CalicoBenelux Brasserie Artisanale4.903.641-
Common SenseBerryessa Brewing Co4.503.3411-
Wald BierBeryl's Beer Company ? 31-
Vila WaldBeryl's Beer Company ? 3.51-
Gold Rush LagerBethlehem Brew Works ? 3.634-
West Portal Colorado CommonBig Choice Brewing, LLC4.103.496-
Groß Lechen Dampf BierBig Lick Brewing Company5.20-0-
Choo Choo SteamerBig River Grille & Brewing Works5.2031-
Carolina CommonBirdsong Brewing4.403.698-
Bad Attitude BootleggerBirrificio Ticinese6.942.910-
ValveBlack Acre Brewing Co.5.203.844-
FogBlack Dragon Brewery & Woodland Homebrew Supply5.003.71-
Belgo/Cali CommonBlack Market Brewing Co.5.103.411-
ContrabandBlack Market Brewing Co.5.003.528-
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