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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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Name < Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
'Armenia White' Steam BeerFlying Goose Brew Pub & Grille5.603.583-
1888Anaheim Brewery5.503.4314-
2X SteamSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.003.51403-
33 Acres Of Life33 Acres Brewing Co.4.803.8514-
405 Oklahoma LagerBattered Boar Brewing Company6.002.6311-
508 Cluster Common508 Gastrobrewery4.503.652-
508 Galaxy Common508 Gastrobrewery4.7041-
844 Wyoming UncommonFreedom's Edge Brewing Co.5.003.723-
9-0-Brew-1-0Crooked Ladder Brewing Company4.703.882-
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.903.86451695
Anniversary AleBlue Cat Brew Pub6.803.583-
Aotearoa Smash!Boatrocker Brewing Company4.702.383-
Bad Attitude BootleggerBirrificio Ticinese6.942.686-
Baltika Kollektsiya Pivovara Kaliforniyskoe SvetloyeBaltika Breweries5.503.51-
Barbary Coast Gold RushMinhas Craft Brewery ? 2.8582-
Beer EsteamRussian River Brewing Company5.653.6717-
Belgo/Cali CommonBlack Market Brewing Co.5.103.431-
Bjor NagalMoylan's Brewery6.003.637-
Boscos California Table BeerBoscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. ? 3.583-
Boston CommonBoston Beer Works - Canal Street5.003.673697
Boston Steam PieJack's Abby Brewing5.003.6452-
Boulder CommonSanitas Brewing Company6.603.51-
Bozone MT CommonBozeman Brewing Company5.5042-
Brewer's Art Zodiac OphiuchusThe Brewer's Art4.403.781-
Brewers' Cut California CommonReal Ale Brewing Company5.903.9346-
C'mon LagerTriple Rock Brewery & Alehouse5.3041-
Cali CommonHops and Grain Brewery5.803.71-
Cali CommonSmylie Brothers Brewing Co.5.003.51-
Cali CommonLucky Hand Brewing Company5.503.8319-
Cali Common AleBare Hands Brewery5.00-0-
Cali' CommonThe Beer Company6.203.111-
Cali-ComThe Bobcat Café & Brewery5.403.784-
California CommonBroad Ripple Brew Pub5.004.093-
California CommonKnops Beer Company4.603.574-
California CommonCarlyle Brewing Co.4.303.922-
California Common23rd Street Brewery5.403.75-
California CommonOl' Republic Brewery5.8032-
California CommonI & I Brewing5.603.618-
California Common BeerMcCoy's Public House5.2031-
California LagerSchooner's Grille & Brewery4.903.61-
California RouteNew Belgium Brewing5.503.9151-
California SteamVillage Idiot Brewing Company5.203.341-
California Steamin'Brasserie Saint James5.003.733-
California UnCommonMcCoy's Public House10.203.71-
CalifornicationTwisted Rail Brewing Company5.503.252-
Cambridge House Steam BockThe Cambridge House Brewpub6.303.981-
Camino Real CommonSolvang Brewing Company6.001.781-
Campanile CommonWooden Legs Brewing Company5.0041-
Cape Cod CommonCape Cod Beer5.903.563-
Carolina CommonPort Jeff Brewing Company5.603.833-
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