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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 427) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
DodoOedipus Brewing5.003.53-
Ruhstaller'sRubicon Brewing Company5.003.523-
Larimer Street LagerOur Mutual Friend Malt & Brew ? 2.443-
Burdock California CommonBurdock4.803.783-
Coffee Cali CommonSmylie Brothers Brewing Co.5.00-3-
Vila WaldBeryl's Beer Company ? -3-
Jimmy Green’s South Loop LagerArgus Brewery5.603.183-
Turbine SteamshipTitanic Brewing Company5.203.753-
844 Wyoming UncommonFreedom's Edge Brewing Co.5.003.843-
Old California LagerCraftsman Brewing Co.6.003.943-
CalicoBenelux Brasserie Artisanale4.903.883-
Cornish Steam LagerWooden Hand Brewery4.303.713-
Steamy Cream California Common AleWhitstran Brewing Company ? 2.933-
LocalmotiveStrong Brewing Company5.603.673-
Rådanäs California CommonRådanäs Bryggeri5.303.173-
Texas Uncommon AleSoutherleigh Fine Food & Brewery5.643.683-
Merrimack SteamerMoab Brewery4.003.673-
Bluxome Black LagerLocal Brewing Co.5.003.573-
1849New Glory Craft Brewery5.003.493-
Burlington CommonSimple Roots Brewing Company4.503.813-
Orbital OutrageWarped Brewing Company5.302.53-
Frontier AmberOl' Republic Brewery6.403.653-
Twisted SteamTwisted Rail Brewing Company6.204.023-
'Armenia White' Steam BeerFlying Goose Brew Pub & Grille5.603.533-
Tashmoo SteamerHarsens Island Brewery5.50-3-
California CommonOl' Republic Brewery5.803.413-
Self EsteemFreetail Brewing Company4.404.083-
Steam EngineFiretrucker Brewery4.20-3-
California CommonKey Brewing Co.4.803.093-
American Common LagerFullsteam Brewery5.503.653-
Concrete Common LagerConcrete Beach Brewery5.50-3-
Croydon SteamerNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company5.80-2-
Union StationCornerstone Brewing Company6.004.032-
Bee's SleazeRude Hippo Brewing Company6.503.442-
Gryphon's California CommonWhite Rabbit Brewing Company4.703.752-
PearlGoose Island Beer Co.5.503.642-
Hearthstone Common ManHearthstone Brewery5.303.572-
Steam HammerChurch Brew Works5.003.82-
Maisel's DampfbierBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.4.903.522-
Monterey CommonAlvarado Street Brewery4.80-2-
Northwinds Kingpin Steam BeerNorthwinds Brewery5.30-2-
Caliente CommonRocky Point Artisan Brewers5.003.532-
La VéroniqueBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!4.203.382-
Colorado CommonPlatt Park Brewing Company4.903.592-
Last Chance LagerSweetwater Tavern & Brewery5.603.672-
Steam BeerL'Amère à Boire ? 3.882-
Red Rock SteamerRed Rock Brewing Company4.003.542-
Greenfield Village Steam StationMotor City Brewing Works ? 3.712-
Steam TrainBarley John's Brew Pub5.903.132-
DampenKinn Bryggeri AS4.703.832-
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