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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 353) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Old California LagerCraftsman Brewing Co.6.003.943-
CalicoBenelux Brasserie Artisanale4.903.883-
Steamy Cream California Common AleWhitstran Brewing Company ? 2.933-
LocalmotiveStrong Brewing Company5.603.673-
Rådanäs California CommonRådanäs Bryggeri5.303.173-
Merrimack SteamerMoab Brewery4.003.673-
Burlington CommonSimple Roots Brewing Company4.503.813-
Orbital OutrageWarped Brewing Company5.302.53-
The CompanyBarley Mow Brewing Company5.403.133-
'Armenia White' Steam BeerFlying Goose Brew Pub & Grille5.603.533-
Common AroundSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.204.023-
California CommonOl' Republic Brewery5.803.413-
Self EsteemFreetail Brewing Company4.404.083-
Steamers Lane Uncommon LagerUncommon Brewers4.503.273-
California Steamin'Brasserie Saint James5.003.733-
Union StationCornerstone Brewing Company6.004.032-
Bee's SleazeRude Hippo Brewing Company6.503.442-
Gryphon's California CommonWhite Rabbit Brewing Company4.703.752-
Hearthstone Common ManHearthstone Brewery5.303.572-
Steam HammerChurch Brew Works5.003.82-
DodoOedipus Brewing5.00-2-
The CommonIron Duke Brewing5.403.742-
Maisel's DampfbierBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.4.903.522-
Caliente CommonRocky Point Artisan Brewers5.003.532-
La VéroniqueBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel4.203.382-
Steam BeerSisyphus Brewing ? 4.062-
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-
Yalobusha Mississippi BeerLaitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas5.003.372-
Tavern AleAmos Howard's Brew Pub ? 3.752-
Gadds' Common ConspiracyRamsgate Brewery4.503.292-
9-0-Brew-1-0Crooked Ladder Brewing Company4.703.952-
Colorado ImmigrantGrist Brewing Company5.00-2-
Proud MaryPinglehead Brewing Co. / Brewer's Pizza5.503.882-
Crystal KushTwo Kilts Brewing Co.5.204.052-
Pour Man's BrooCB Craft Brewers5.203.512-
Little ChickenHenHouse Brewing5.103.312-
DampfbierDESTIHL Brewery4.803.512-
SteamTurtle Mountain Brewing Company6.003.882-
1849New Glory Craft Brewery5.003.552-
Ringneck Stanley SteamerThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works ? 3.832-
SteamrollerMaui Brewing Co.5.103.472-
Eight & EasyDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom5.603.832-
California CommonCarlyle Brewing Co.4.303.912-
Twisted SteamTwisted Rail Brewing Company6.203.992-
Grand Esteemer San Francisco LagerThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub5.003.872-
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