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California Common / Steam Beer

Description:
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 - 101 to 150 (out of 435) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery < ABV Avg Hads Bros
CommonwealthCaboose Brewing Co.6.203.623-
Kiss Yer Cousin Kentucky CommonCannery Brewing Company5.00-0-
Brewmasters Collection California Steam BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S4.70-0-
California CommonCarlyle Brewing Co.4.303.912-
Pour Man's BrooCB Craft Brewers5.203.512-
Let’s Ceaux MesjokkeCeaux7.003.521-
RJ's Steam TrunkChain O'Lakes Brewing Company4.80-0-
Old ReliableCheaha Brewing Company4.703.51-
Steam HammerChurch Brew Works5.003.82-
Northtown NativeCinder Block Brewery5.003.416-
The CitizenCismontane Brewing Company6.003.7173-
Coffee CitizenCismontane Brewing Company6.203.699-
Concrete Common LagerConcrete Beach Brewery5.50-3-
Bankrupt StateConner Fields Brewing5.40-1-
Sitzman's SteamCoopersmith's Pub & Brewing6.102.981-
Steam BeerCopper Creek Brewing Co. ? 3.881-
Union StationCornerstone Brewing Company6.004.032-
Top DownCoStar Brewing6.10-0-
Old California LagerCraftsman Brewing Co.6.003.943-
The LocalCranker's Brewery5.50-0-
Old FaithfulCroocked Moon Brewing5.60-0-
9-0-Brew-1-0Crooked Ladder Brewing Company4.703.952-
California GoldCrooked Spider5.50-1-
NYCommonCrossroads Brewing Company5.50-0-
Steam BeerDay Block Brewing Company5.003.533-
LAF Californian Steam BeerDeeside Brewery4.103.915-
Good DogDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? -0-
Rocket Science CalifornianDennis Beer Co.4.50-0-
NW Super CriticalDeschutes Brewery5.903.851-
Centennial SteamerDesert Edge Brewery4.003.037-
DampfbierDESTIHL Brewery4.803.512-
Miner's RuinDESTIHL Brewery5.103.545-
UrmahlulluDiscretion Brewing3.60-0-
Steam Me Up, Scotty! (w/ Beachwood Brewing)Drake's Brewing Co.5.50-0-
Colorado CommonDry Dock Brewing Co.6.10-1-
Florida CommonDunedin Brewery4.803.341-
Dirty 30's California CommonDust Bowl Brewing Company5.303.731-
Rye Is This So !@#$ing DELICIOUS!?!Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.5.003.791-
Gold Rush LagerEl Dorado Brewing Company6.00-0-
C'Mon Man!El Segundo Brewing Company5.40-0-
Extra Common AleElkhorn Slough Brewing Co.6.70-1-
German SteinEllicottville Brewing Co. ? 3.844-
Steam BeerEmmett's Brewing Company ? 3.921-
53207Enlightened Brewing Company5.00-0-
Daily Bread Common AleEverybody's Brewing5.503.8525-
King CommonEverybody's Brewing ? 3.471-
Common KaziF-Town Brewing Co.4.703.521-
VaporFaction Brewing6.003.948-
A Beer Name SueFall Brewing Co.5.30-0-
A Beer Named SueFall Brewing Company5.50-6-
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