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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 434) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery < ABV Avg Hads Bros
Cali RareMikkeller ApS4.803.719-
Surreal ChemistryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.803.617-
Park City SteamerMoab Brewery4.003.788-
Merrimack SteamerMoab Brewery4.003.673-
Rocket Bike American Lager (Non-4% Version)Moab Brewery5.503.712-
Blue Collar Common AleMoon Tower Inn4.203.51-
Coffee Sloth StoutMoon Tower Inn6.6631-
Pale GribbleMoon Tower Inn6.503.51-
Cobblestone Steam LagerMorgan Street Brewery5.002.65-
Greenfield Village Steam StationMotor City Brewing Works ? 3.712-
Mountain Goat Steam AleMountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd4.503.3563-
Spring Training Traditional Uncommon AleMudshark Brewing Co.5.203.786-
Benny's Brass AssNano 108 Brewing Company ? 21-
Up River AmberNantahala Brewing Company5.503.556-
Croydon SteamerNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company5.80-2-
Mt LeeNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.603.95-
Phoenix Kentucky KomonNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House ? 3.845-
1849New Glory Craft Brewery5.003.493-
Newport Coast SteamNewport Beach Brewing Company ? 3.524-
Out On The WeekendNoble Order Brewing Company ? -0-
Steam PunkNoble Rey Brewing Company5.20-6-
Dry Hopped Steam PunkNoble Rey Brewing Company5.50-2-
Ghost Pepper Steam PunkNoble Rey Brewing Company5.50-1-
Keystone SwankeyNorth Country Brewing ? 3.823-
Wood County CommonNorth End Tavern & Brewery4.704.121-
4-23 DampfbierNorth Jetty Brewing5.60-1-
Northwinds Kingpin Steam BeerNorthwinds Brewery5.30-2-
SteamyO.H.S.O. Eatery & Nano-Brewery4.80-1-
DodoOedipus Brewing5.003.53-
Uber LagerOgre Beer Comércio de Cervejas Ltda.5.10-0-
California CommonOl' Republic Brewery5.803.413-
Frontier AmberOl' Republic Brewery6.403.653-
SkjálftiÖlvisholt Brugghús5.003.765-
Steamee SummerOrlando Brewing Partners6.714.239-
Aztec Steam BeerOshlag Brasserie & Distillerie4.00-0-
Mash AppealOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.003.6821-
California Lager Batch #1Oslo Brewing Co.4.70-1-
California LagerOslo Brewing Co.4.70-0-
SteamerOslo Mikrobryggeri4.503.941-
Thor's ThirstOswald Brewing Company4.003.261-
Otter Creek Steampipe Cali-Style CommonOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's6.003.85123-
Larimer Street LagerOur Mutual Friend Malt & Brew ? 2.443-
Nikolai Brewmaster’s Collection California Steam Beer Oy Sinebrychoff Ab4.702.658-
Palmetto AftershockPalmetto Brewing Company6.403.5623-
California CommonPecan Street Brewing5.503.521-
Hop CommonPeekskill Brewery5.703.91107-
5th Anniversary Panhandle SteamerPensacola Bay Brewery5.00-0-
Golda CampuPhantom Canyon Brewing Company5.30-0-
Proud MaryPinglehead Brewing Co. / Brewer's Pizza5.503.882-
San Francisco LagerPisgah Brewing Co.4.003.917-
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