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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 - 101 to 150 (out of 342) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Miner's RuinDESTIHL Brewery5.103.552-
Merrimack SteamerMoab Brewery4.003.592-
Ringneck Stanley SteamerThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works ? 3.832-
California CommonCarlyle Brewing Co.4.303.912-
Grand Esteemer San Francisco LagerThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub5.003.872-
Esteemed BeerTriumph Brewing Company ? 3.912-
Washington UncommonWander Brewing5.504.252-
Bad Attitude BootleggerBirrificio Ticinese6.943.152-
Höga Höjders ÄngölÄngö Kvartersbryggeri4.803.42-
Steamvent BeerKona Brewing Co. ? 3.782-
Steamee SummerOrlando Brewing Partners6.714.31-
Union StationCornerstone Brewing Company6.003.791-
Bee's SleazeRude Hippo Brewing Company6.503.331-
Gold Rush CommonAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant5.0041-
Zierholz Australian Steam BeerZierholz Premium Brewery ? 4.031-
Summer Steam BeerThe 5 Lamps Dublin Brewery ? 3.581-
Cali CommonHops and Grain Brewery5.803.721-
Steam BeerEmmett's Brewing Company ? 3.921-
El DoradoKinney Creek Brewery4.103.531-
Keystone SwankeyNorth Country Brewing ? 4.021-
N.E.Dark Side SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.0041-
Northtown NativeCinder Block Brewery5.003.371-
Prairie Fog AleFree State Brewing Co. ? 4.751-
Steam BeerCopper Creek Brewing Co. ? 3.881-
Hearthstone Common ManHearthstone Brewery5.303.611-
FogBlack Dragon Brewery & Woodland Homebrew Supply5.003.71-
UnCommon BeerRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.093.881-
Maisel's DampfbierBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.4.903.281-
NorthEast SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.951-
Golden State CommonGet Well ? 3.551-
Steam BeerSisyphus Brewing ? 4.061-
Nikolai Brewmaster’s Collection California Steam Beer Oy Sinebrychoff Ab4.702.561-
Ricochet RedBuffalo Bill's Brewery ? 2.931-
Ruhstaller'sRubicon Brewing Company5.003.531-
Last Chance LagerSweetwater Tavern & Brewery5.603.531-
Red Rock SteamerRed Rock Brewing Company4.003.421-
Coffee CitizenCismontane Brewing Company6.203.711-
Greenfield Village Steam StationMotor City Brewing Works ? 3.831-
Sitzman's SteamCoopersmith's Pub & Brewing6.102.981-
KevinRefined Fool Brewing Co.5.003.781-
Jamesport Amber SteamJamesport Brewing Company Inc.5.703.531-
Chef Series #1: National CommonRed Hare Brewing Company5.5041-
Death RipperTRVE Brewing Co.4.203.761-
Yalobusha Mississippi BeerLaitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas5.003.251-
Common SenseStone's Throw Brewing5.003.641-
844 Wyoming UncommonFreedom's Edge Brewing Co.5.003.891-
Gadds' Common ConspiracyRamsgate Brewery4.503.111-
9-0-Brew-1-0Crooked Ladder Brewing Company4.7041-
CalicoBenelux Brasserie Artisanale4.9041-
Steaming Cascade California CommonLompoc Tavern5.903.61-
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