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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 293) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Spring Training Traditional Uncommon AleMudshark Brewing Co.5.203.145-
German SteinEllicottville Brewing Co. ? 3.944-
Phoenix Kentucky KomonNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House ? 3.754-
Gold Rush LagerBethlehem Brew Works ? 3.634-
Nikolai Brewmaster’s Collection California Steam Beer Oy Sinebrychoff Ab4.703.334-
Chef Series #1: National CommonRed Hare Brewing Company5.503.814-
Newport Coast SteamNewport Beach Brewing Company ? 3.324-
Stimulus PackageFive Seasons Prado4.503.924-
California CommonKnops Beer Company4.603.574-
Missouri River Steamboat LagerBlackfoot River Brewing Company5.604.454-
Locomotive 447Tequesta Brewing Company ? 3.54-
Kuhnhenn Pure Michigan Steam BeerKuhnhenn Brewing Company ? 3.384-
Cali-ComThe Bobcat Café & Brewery5.403.784-
Baltika Kollektsiya Pivovara Kaliforniyskoe SvetloyeBaltika Breweries5.502.934-
Dry Hopped Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.903.534-
Miner's RuinDESTIHL Brewery5.103.464-
SF LagerSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers5.501.914-
SteamerJämtlands Bryggeri AB5.002.874-
A Beer Named SueFall Brewing Company5.503.974-
ValveBlack Acre Brewing Co.5.203.844-
The Steam AleAustralian Hotel & Brewery4.803.064-
Crooked CommonAppalachian Mountain Brewery5.103.74-
FireboxReads Landing Brewing Company ? 3.884-
Anniversary AleBlue Cat Brew Pub6.803.573-
Madarina SteamRoundabout Brewery6.003.423-
Wilde Mild Steam BeerThe Dandy Brewing Company4.003.543-
IbisRamses Bier5.003.483-
Ruhstaller'sRubicon Brewing Company5.003.513-
Jimmy Green’s South Loop LagerArgus Brewery5.603.153-
Turbine SteamshipTitanic Brewing Company5.203.183-
844 Wyoming UncommonFreedom's Edge Brewing Co.5.003.713-
Old California LagerCraftsman Brewing Co.6.003.953-
VaporFaction Brewing6.003.423-
LocalmotiveStrong Brewing Company5.603.673-
Santa Barbara Common AlePure Order Brewing Co.4.984.083-
Cape Cod CommonCape Cod Beer5.903.573-
VCBW 2014 Collaboration Prev AlePhillips Brewing Company7.003.753-
Merrimack SteamerMoab Brewery4.003.733-
California Common Rye4204 Main St. Brewing Co.4.403.973-
Orbital OutrageWarped Brewing Company5.302.53-
'Armenia White' Steam BeerFlying Goose Brew Pub & Grille5.603.583-
Steamer 3,5Jämtlands Bryggeri AB3.503.053-
Counterculture CommonShort's Brewing Company4.253.683-
California CommonOl' Republic Brewery5.803.323-
Self EsteemFreetail Brewing Company4.403.823-
California Steamin'Brasserie Saint James5.003.733-
Union StationCornerstone Brewing Company6.004.392-
Keystone SwankeyNorth Country Brewing ? 3.512-
Steam HammerChurch Brew Works5.003.82-
Steam BeerDay Block Brewing Company5.003.522-
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