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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 397) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery < ABV Avg Hads Bros
Ghost Pepper Steam PunkNoble Rey Brewing Company5.50-1-
Keystone SwankeyNorth Country Brewing ? 3.823-
Wood County CommonNorth End Tavern & Brewery4.704.121-
Honey California CommonNorth High Brewing Company8.20-0-
Northwinds Kingpin Steam BeerNorthwinds Brewery5.30-2-
Commonwealth CommonO'Connor Brewing Co.6.503.4410-
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 Brewery6.403.911-
SkjálftiÖlvisholt Brugghús5.003.764-
Steamee SummerOrlando Brewing Partners6.714.239-
Aztec Steam BeerOshlag Brasserie & Distillerie4.00-0-
Mash AppealOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.003.6916-
SteamerOslo Mikrobryggeri4.503.941-
Otter Creek Steampipe Cali-Style CommonOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's6.0042-
Larimer Street LagerOur Mutual Friend Malt & Brew ? 2.443-
Nikolai Brewmaster’s Collection California Steam Beer Oy Sinebrychoff Ab4.702.677-
Palmetto AftershockPalmetto Brewing Company6.403.5522-
California CommonPecan Street Brewing5.503.521-
Hop CommonPeekskill Brewery5.703.91105-
Golda CampuPhantom Canyon Brewing Company5.30-0-
Proud MaryPinglehead Brewing Co. / Brewer's Pizza5.503.882-
San Francisco LagerPisgah Brewing Co.4.003.917-
Cascadian CommonPlank Town Brewing Company5.50-0-
Colorado CommonPlatt Park Brewing Company4.903.592-
ChronometerPleasant House Brewing Company5.20-0-
Harvest ChronometerPleasant House Brewing Company5.20-0-
Kiwi ChronometerPleasant House Brewing Company5.20-0-
Qui Pro QuommonPogue Mahone Craft Beer4.80-1-
No Pants PilsnerPontoon Brewing Company5.503.2911-
DerechoPort City Brewing4.803.7683-
Portsmouth California CommonPortsmouth Brewery5.503.8911-
Wisconie CommonPotosi Brewing Company ? -0-
Santa Barbara Common AlePure Order Brewing Co.4.983.694-
Smoked Paprika & Lemon California CommonQuantum Brewing Co5.304.121-
Rådanäs California CommonRådanäs Bryggeri5.303.173-
IbisRamses Bier5.003.654-
Gadds' Common ConspiracyRamsgate Brewery4.503.292-
California CommonRapp Brewing Company6.4041-
FireboxReads Landing Brewing Company ? 3.614-
Oral PleasureReckless Brewing Company7.50-0-
Chef Series #1: National CommonRed Hare Brewing Company5.503.945-
Red Rock SteamerRed Rock Brewing Company4.003.542-
KevinRefined Fool Brewing Co.5.003.781-
ParovoyeRepublic Beer ? -0-
West Coast AleRobson's, Shongweni Brewery5.003.416-
NorthEast SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.951-
N.E.Dark Side SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.0041-
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