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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 397) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
NorthEast SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.951-
Golden State CommonGet Well ? 3.551-
Engine 13The Brewerie At Union Station ? -1-
Right To StrikeSouth Plains Brewing Company3.501.061-
GoldrushWagner Valley Brewery5.203.771-
Common Harvest LagerHoots Roller Bar & Beer Co.5.50-1-
Ghost Pepper Steam PunkNoble Rey Brewing Company5.50-1-
Sitzman's SteamCoopersmith's Pub & Brewing6.102.981-
KevinRefined Fool Brewing Co.5.003.781-
Jamesport Amber SteamJamesport Brewing Company Inc.5.703.531-
California Common BeerMcCoy's Public House5.2031-
Catahoula Common W/ WatermelonGnarly Barley Brewing Company5.703.51-
Steam BeerWoodward Avenue Brewers5.103.231-
Common Ride4204 Main Street Brewing Co.5.203.861-
Shenango Valley SteamerBrewtus Brewing Company5.10-1-
Oscoda Rare Steam RedWiltse's Brew Pub and Family Restaurant ? 2.91-
GlobalevandeStreek Bier6.503.751-
Benny's Brass AssNano 108 Brewing Company ? 21-
Steaming Cascade California CommonLompoc Tavern5.903.61-
Steam Punk! Cali LagerBube's Brewery5.7041-
Choo Choo SteamerBig River Grille & Brewing Works5.2031-
California CommonTree Brewing Beer Institute ? 4.191-
Common KaziF-Town Brewing Co.4.703.521-
SteampunkBarley Mow Brewing Company5.0031-
Duke City LagerBoese Brothers Brewery5.00-1-
California LagerSchooner's Grille & Brewery4.903.621-
California CommonPecan Street Brewing5.503.521-
Firehole SteamSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub5.203.531-
Homie BrewFour Corners Brewing Company4.803.991-
Gold Rush Golden LagerBlind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant ? 3.771-
The RugglesTractor Brewing Co.4.4031-
Campanile CommonWooden Legs Brewing Company5.0041-
California Steam BeerMaumee Bay Brewing Company ? 3.731-
Wald BierBeryl's Beer Company ? 31-
Inland EmpressDale Bros. Brewery5.203.031-
Sourdough CommonSalty Nut Brewery7.303.671-
Kimmy GibblerLineage Brewing5.40-1-
Texas Uncommon AleSoutherleigh Fine Food & Brewery5.64-1-
Epic Steam BikeBrasserie Artisanale La Souche5.004.121-
Cellar SteamTimber Creek Tap & Table5.303.561-
West Coast SteamerBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.003.681-
California SunBirrificio Del Ducato4.503.211-
The ConvertAbsolution Brewing Company6.203.751-
Florida CommonDunedin Brewery4.803.341-
StirlingLa Nébuleuse5.304.091-
SteamyO.H.S.O. Eatery & Nano-Brewery4.80-1-
Personas West Coast CommonFuggles & Warlock Craftworks5.104.231-
Uncommon SweetheartGrimm Brothers Brewhouse5.203.51-
Last Chance LagerSweetwater Tavern & Brewery5.5041-
Frontier AmberOl' Republic Brewery6.403.911-
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