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Schwarzbier ("shvahrts-beer"), is simply German for black beer. It doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily heavy or light in body, although they tend to lean towards light. Unlike other dark beers, like porters or stouts, they are not overly bitter with burnt and roasted malt characteristics that the others tend to depend on. Instead, hops are used for a good portion of the bitterness. Very refreshing and soul lifting beers, they also make a great alternative for the Winter. Especially when you are looking for a lighter beer, but one with depth of colour and taste.

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Samuel Adams Black LagerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.72,52683
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.4.803.911,61894
Bohemian Black LagerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.903.441,352-
Xingu Black BeerCervejaria Kaiser4.703.471,197-
Saranac Black ForestMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.721,07396
Baba Black LagerUinta Brewing Company4.003.7698286
HowlMagic Hat Brewing Company4.603.6695090
Session Black LagerFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.403.6884885
Black BavarianSprecher Brewing Company5.864.0681790
Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Brewing Co.5.003.37748-
KCCO Black LagerResignation Brewery5.103.37667-
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Ales6.004.01611-
Mönchshof SchwarzbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG4.904.0460893
Ugly Pug Black LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.503.61437-
Midnight ExpressionPizza Port Solana Beach5.003.88369-
McSorley's Irish Black LagerPabst Brewing Company5.503.5344-
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.004.03342-
Krušovice CerneKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.3.803.56318-
Kidd LagerThe Fort Collins Brewery4.503.71314-
Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery5.803.99286-
Schwartz BierDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.903.81242-
Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Brauhaus AG4.903.7423696
Gordon Biersch SchwarzbierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant4.203.69214-
Dark HelmetWestbrook Brewing Co.5.903.82207-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Brewing Company6.504.04196-
Black ThunderAustin Beerworks5.203.73190-
Krombacher DarkKrombacher Brauerei4.303.41189-
S1nist0r Black Ale10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.403.66182-
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.704.15178-
Schell's Chimney SweepAugust Schell Brewing Company5.203.71168-
Short's Sustenance Black BierShort's Brewing Company6.003.76152-
Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works9.003.75120-
Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.503.94118-
Miner MishapChoc Beer Co. / Pete's Place5.303.57113-
B3K Black LagerWynkoop Brewing Company5.503.511080
LA-31 Bière NoireBayou Teche Brewery5.253.54107-
Black Radish Dark LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.303.4106-
Monteith's BlackMonteith's Brewing Co.5.203.57104-
Saranac Black LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.36101-
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.604.0510090
Schlafly Sessions Black Lager SchwarzbierThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.6699-
Short's Black DiamondShort's Brewing Company ? 3.7297-
Blackwing LagerUnion Craft Brewing Company4.903.8796-
Herold Bohemian Black LagerPivovar Herold Březnice A.s.5.203.9894-
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.703.9691-
Das SchwarzeDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.7387-
Big Eddy Cherry DoppelschwarzJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company8.503.7887-
Winter Rental Black LagerBeach Haus Brewery5.603.5871-
LigeroCigar City Brewing5.503.8766-
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