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California Common / Steam Beer

Description:
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 301) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
West Coast SteamerBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.003.71-
California Common Rye4204 Main St. Brewing Co.4.4031-
IKS Black SteamMaihama Beer Koubou Harvestmoon Brewery At Roti's House7.003.61-
Uncommon SweetheartGrimm Brothers Brewhouse5.203.51-
Steam BeerBrewzzi Italian American Bistro & Microbrewery ? 3.41-
The Citizen (With Blueberries)Cismontane Brewing Company6.002.751-
Cali' CommonThe Beer Company6.203.111-
Big Sky Uncommon LagerWhistler Brewing Company5.003.251-
SteamerRooftop Brewing Company ? 3.751-
The Citizen (With Apricots)Cismontane Brewing Company6.003.251-
California SteamVillage Idiot Brewing Company5.203.341-
Cambridge House Steam BockThe Cambridge House Brewpub6.303.981-
Kentucky Common (collab. W/ BBC)Great Flood Brewing Company4.804.751-
Belgo/Cali CommonBlack Market Brewing Co.5.103.431-
C'mon LagerTriple Rock Brewery & Alehouse5.3041-
Kentucky CommonDeep Cove Brewers and Distillers4.203.731-
Strawberry SteamApple Blossom Brewing Co. ? 3.251-
Hop CommonThe Defiant Brewing Company ? 41-
Northern California CommonBrimmer Brewing ? 3.751-
Self EsteemFreetail Brewing Company4.404.21-
White SteamBrasserie Saint James5.203.51-
Steamers Lane Uncommon LagerUncommon Brewers4.502.751-
Tickle The TubaAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse5.503.681-
Steam BeerHigh Desert Brewing Company5.803.51-
King CommonEverybody's Brewing ? 3.51-
The Citizen W/ Pineapple And Citra HopsCismontane Brewing Company ? 3.51-
SF-SD Bay To Bay UnCommonAlmanac Beer Co.5.403.251-
The Citizen W/ Ginger And Orange BlossomCismontane Brewing Company ? 3.751-
Boulder CommonSanitas Brewing Company6.603.51-
NW Super CriticalDeschutes Brewery5.903.881-
Cask Conditioned Common With GingerBoston Beer Works - Canal Street5.503.051-
California UnCommonMcCoy's Public House10.203.71-
Grand Trunk Steam BeerRoyal Oak Brewery ? -0-
Old FaithfulCroocked Moon Brewing5.60-0-
Rye LagerFlat Branch Pub & Brewery5.20-0-
Sakura SteamLocobeer5.00-0-
Cascadian CommonPlank Town Brewing Company5.50-0-
Top DownCoStar Brewing6.10-0-
CalicoBenelux Brasserie Artisanale4.90-0-
EncoreBrasserie du Lion à Plume4.60-0-
Drifter #004 - Keystone CommonHitchhiker Brewing Company ? -0-
Caz CommonHenneberg Brewing Co.5.50-0-
The LocalCranker's Brewery5.50-0-
Cali Common AleBare Hands Brewery5.00-0-
Sutter County CommonSutter Buttes Brewing ? -0-
Mountain Steam LagerGrumpy Old Men Brewing5.00-0-
Out On The WeekendBig Dawg Brewhaus ? -0-
Red Rye LagerIron John's Brewing Company5.00-0-
Groß Lechen Dampf BierBig Lick Brewing Company5.20-0-
RJ's Steam TrunkChain O'Lakes Brewing Company4.80-0-
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