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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 339) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Steaming Cascade California CommonLompoc Tavern5.903.61-
Cornish Steam LagerWooden Hand Brewery4.303.821-
Cali-ComThe Bobcat Café & Brewery5.403.631-
Choo Choo SteamerBig River Grille & Brewing Works5.2031-
Pour Man's BrooCB Craft Brewers5.203.511-
California LagerSchooner's Grille & Brewery4.903.621-
Baltika Kollektsiya Pivovara Kaliforniyskoe SvetloyeBaltika Breweries5.502.481-
Firehole SteamSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.203.531-
Gold Rush Golden LagerBlind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant ? 3.771-
Caz CommonHenneberg Brewing Co.5.503.711-
Rådanäs California CommonRådanäs Bryggeri5.303.061-
California Steam BeerMaumee Bay Brewing Company ? 3.731-
Santa Barbara Common AlePure Order Brewing Co.4.983.591-
Inland EmpressDale Bros. Brewery5.203.031-
SteamTurtle Mountain Brewing Company6.003.851-
West Coast SteamerBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.003.681-
1849New Glory Craft Brewery5.003.521-
Burlington CommonSimple Roots Brewing Company4.503.831-
SF LagerSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers5.501.651-
SteamerJämtlands Bryggeri AB5.002.731-
National CommonRed Hare Brewing Company5.503.61-
SteamrollerMaui Brewing Co.5.103.461-
Steam BeerBrewzzi Italian American Bistro & Microbrewery ? 3.381-
DescomunalLúdica Artesanal Cervecería5.004.221-
BB15 Bay SteamBaird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom5.004.241-
ValveBlack Acre Brewing Co.5.204.11-
Virginia CommonArdent Craft Ales5.3041-
'Armenia White' Steam BeerFlying Goose Brew Pub & Grille5.603.51-
Steamer 3,5Jämtlands Bryggeri AB3.503.081-
Cali RareMikkeller ApS4.803.931-
Cali' CommonThe Beer Company6.203.131-
Mike's CamaroLatitude 42 Brewing Company ? 2.991-
Steamy BlondeSquare One Brewery & Distillery5.253.631-
California SteamVillage Idiot Brewing Company5.203.341-
Cambridge House Steam BockThe Cambridge House Brewpub6.303.971-
Rural People's Common LagerLinden Street Brewery5.504.421-
Belgo/Cali CommonBlack Market Brewing Co.5.103.411-
FireboxReads Landing Brewing Company ? 3.511-
Common AroundSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.204.11-
California CommonOl' Republic Brewery5.803.451-
Strawberry SteamApple Blossom Brewing Co. ? 3.251-
Hop CommonThe Defiant Brewing Company ? 41-
Self EsteemFreetail Brewing Company4.404.21-
Steamers Lane Uncommon LagerUncommon Brewers4.503.281-
Comptche LoggerUkiah Brewing Co.5.004.11-
Rye Is This So !@#$ing DELICIOUS!?!Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.5.003.791-
STrEAMLake Placid Craft Brewing Company ? 4.451-
King CommonEverybody's Brewing ? 3.471-
Olt Koenig Holiday AleHighlands Hollow Brewhouse5.502.961-
NW Super CriticalDeschutes Brewery5.903.851-
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