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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 - 151 to 200 (out of 290) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Maisel's DampfbierBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.4.903.92-
Cobblestone Steam LagerMorgan Street Brewery5.002.652-
World Cup CommonWooden Legs Brewing Company ? 3.882-
IbisRamses Bier5.003.592-
MBC Manitou CommonManitou Brewing Co.5.5042-
Last Chance LagerSweetwater Tavern & Brewery5.603.892-
The Citizen (Vanilla Bean & Cinnamon)Cismontane Brewing Company6.203.632-
Larimer Street LagerOur Mutual Friend Malt & Brew ? 1.88250
Louisville CommonFounders Brewing Company4.103.52-
Steam BeerL'Amère à Boire ? 3.882-
Bozone MT CommonBozeman Brewing Company5.5042-
Greenfield Village Steam StationMotor City Brewing Works ? 3.572-
Steam TrainBarley John's Brew Pub5.903.132-
Tavern AleAmos Howard's Brew Pub ? 3.752-
DampfbierRapp Brewing Company5.503.882-
Gadds' Common ConspiracyRamsgate Brewery4.503.592-
9-0-Brew-1-0Crooked Ladder Brewing Company4.703.882-
VaporFaction Brewing6.003.632-
Gov't Shutdown AleAtlas Brew Works7.001.882-
Steamy Cream California Common AleWhitstran Brewing Company ? 3.752-
Traditional California CommonBrimmer Brewing5.0042-
Cali CommonSmylie Brothers Brewing Co.5.003.652-
Nettle Mint And GingerR & B Brewing Co.6.003.52-
UtecaSouthern Tier Brewing Company ? 3.582-
508 Cluster Common508 Gastrobrewery4.503.652-
DampfbierDestihl Restaurant & Brew Works4.803.512-
Santa Barbara Common AlePure Order Brewing Co.4.984.132-
SteamTurtle Mountain Brewing Company6.003.942-
New York Common LagerAdirondack Pub & Brewery ? 3.682-
Ringneck Stanley SteamerThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works ? 3.822-
SteamrollerMaui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)5.103.492-
California CommonCarlyle Brewing Co.4.303.922-
Steamer 3,5Jämtlands Bryggeri AB3.503.22-
Grand Esteemer San Francisco LagerThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub5.003.892-
Crooked CommonAppalachian Mountain Brewery5.103.632-
House Ales / Erica Grahom Glaskasten DampfbierbarVolo5.503.922-
SublimationGneiss Brewing Company5.604295
Gold RushTrophy Brewing Co.5.003.732-
Rural People's Common LagerLinden Street Brewery5.504.222-
Esteemed BeerTriumph Brewing Company ? 3.922-
Low Self-A-Steam CA Common LagerDraught Works5.203.592-
Steam EngineFiretrucker Brewery4.204.252-
Comptche LoggerUkiah Brewing Co.5.003.82-
SMaSH Series: DumphoundedThe Dayton Beer Company4.702.132-
STrEAMLake Placid Craft Brewing Company ? 4.472-
DampfmaschineLos Angeles Ale Works5.004.132-
Spring Training Traditional Uncommon AleMudshark Brewing Co.5.204.12-
CalifornicationTwisted Rail Brewing Company5.503.252-
Horse Tail AleSanta Cruz Mountain Brewing5.403.451-
Gold Rush CommonAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant5.0041-
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