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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 - 201 to 250 (out of 374) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Buxome Black LagerLocal Brewing Co.5.003.62-
Dry Hopped Steam PunkNoble Rey Brewing Company5.50-2-
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-
Grand Esteemer San Francisco LagerThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub5.003.872-
100s Of PeachcotsBeryl's Beer Company ? -2-
Rural People's Common LagerLinden Street Brewery5.504.342-
Kentucky Common (collab. W/ BBC)Great Flood Brewing Company4.80-2-
Esteemed BeerTriumph Brewing Company ? 3.912-
Steam EngineFiretrucker Brewery4.204.252-
Comptche LoggerUkiah Brewing Co.5.003.982-
Steam BeerHigh Desert Brewing Company5.803.442-
SMaSH Series: DumphoundedThe Dayton Beer Company4.702.132-
STrEAMLake Placid Craft Brewing Company ? 4.462-
Olt Koenig Holiday AleHighlands Hollow Brewhouse5.502.972-
Mal Du PaysBrooklyn Brewery5.50-2-
California CommonMexitaly5.203.782-
The Usual SuspectsVice District Brewing Company7.40-2-
CalifornicationTwisted Rail Brewing Company5.503.252-
Common To The LightBarley John's Brew Pub ? 3.72-
American Common LagerFullsteam Brewery5.503.762-
Concrete Common LagerConcrete Beach Brewery5.504.172-
Old ReliableCheaha Brewing Company4.703.51-
Gold Rush IOCBase Camp Brewing Company7.4021-
Croydon SteamerNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company5.80-1-
SF LagerSouthern Pacific Brewing ? 3.51-
Gold Rush CommonAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant5.0041-
Zierholz Australian Steam BeerZierholz Premium Brewery ? 4.031-
Summer Steam BeerThe 5 Lamps Dublin Brewery ? 3.581-
Cali CommonHops and Grain Brewery5.803.721-
Ship Maets AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company5.203.781-
Cali GirlFifty West Brewing Co4.903.441-
Steam BeerEmmett's Brewing Company ? 3.921-
El DoradoKinney Creek Brewery4.103.531-
N.E.Dark Side SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.0041-
Steam BeerCopper Creek Brewing Co. ? 3.881-
FogBlack Dragon Brewery & Woodland Homebrew Supply5.003.71-
Commack CommonThe Blind Bat Brewery LLC ? 3.911-
California CommonTrailhead Brewing Co ? 3.711-
Hwy 54 California CommonWalnut River Brewing Company6.303.51-
Indie Ale House/ The DerbyIndie Ale House Brewing Company4.00-1-
UncommonWander Brewing5.503.631-
UnCommon BeerRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.093.881-
Jolly JohnnyBryggeri Fängelset5.001.741-
Szot Rubia Al VaporSzot Microcervecería5.803.11-
Northwinds Kingpin Steam BeerNorthwinds Brewery5.302.751-
NorthEast SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.951-
Golden State CommonGet Well ? 3.551-
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