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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 - 251 to 300 (out of 341) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
A Beer Name SueFall Brewing Co.5.30-0-
Top DownCoStar Brewing6.10-0-
Oscoda Rare Steam RedWiltse's Brew Pub and Family Restaurant ? -0-
Rocket Science CalifornianDennis Beer Co.4.50-0-
Benny's Brass AssNano 108 Brewing Company ? -0-
Colorado ImmigrantGrist Brewing Company5.00-0-
Cherrywood CaliSmylie Brothers Brewing Co. ? -0-
Common EileenBarley Mow Brewing Company5.20-0-
Proud MaryPinglehead Brewing Co. / Brewer's Pizza5.50-0-
California LagerBrygghuset Finn5.00-0-
Steam Punk! Cali LagerBube's Brewery5.70-0-
Crystal KushTwo Kilts Brewing Co.5.20-0-
EncoreBrasserie du Lion à Plume4.60-0-
California CommonTree Brewing Beer Intitute ? -0-
LocalmotiveStrong Brewing Company5.60-0-
Cali CommonSmylie Brothers Brewing Co.5.00-0-
Little ChickenHenHouse Brewing5.10-0-
SteampunkBarley Mow Brewing Company5.00-0-
Going Back To Cali CommonMcMenamins4.77-0-
California CommonPecan Street Brewing5.50-0-
Drifter #004 - Keystone CommonHitchhiker Brewing Company ? -0-
Dry Hopped Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.90-0-
The LocalCranker's Brewery5.50-0-
Campanile CommonWooden Legs Brewing Company5.00-0-
Cali Common AleBare Hands Brewery5.00-0-
Wald BierBeryl's Beer Company ? -0-
Gold Rush LagerEl Dorado Brewing Company6.00-0-
Epic Steam BikeBrasserie Artisanale La Souche5.00-0-
Cellar SteamTimber Creek Tap & Table5.30-0-
New York Common LagerAdirondack Pub & Brewery ? -0-
The ConvertAbsolution Brewing Company6.20-0-
Common Get ItRussian River Brewing Company5.00-0-
California Common Rye4204 Main St. Brewing Co.4.40-0-
Florida CommonDunedin Brewery4.80-0-
StirlingLa Nébuleuse5.30-0-
Uber LagerOgre Beer Comércio de Cervejas Ltda.5.10-0-
Honey California CommonNorth High Brewing Company8.20-0-
Cutthroat CommonBarnhouse Brewery5.00-0-
Orbital OutrageWarped Brewing Company5.30-0-
Eight & EasyDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom5.60-0-
The CompanyBarley Mow Brewing Company5.40-0-
Red Table CommonAvery Brewing Company4.99-0-
Uncommon SweetheartGrimm Brothers Brewhouse5.20-0-
Frontier AmberOl' Republic Brewery6.40-0-
SteamerOslo Mikrobryggeri4.50-0-
Twisted SteamTwisted Rail Brewing Company6.20-0-
A Beer Named SueFall Brewing Company5.50-0-
UrmahlulluDiscretion Brewing3.60-0-
Batch_2Innocente Brewing Company5.10-0-
The Steam AleAustralian Hotel & Brewery4.80-0-
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