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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)4.903.71243883
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.4.803.92136895
Bohemian Black LagerSpoetzl Brewery4.903.441138-
Xingu Black BeerCervejaria Sul Brasileira4.703.481056-
Saranac Black ForestMatt Brewing Company5.503.7296096
HowlMagic Hat Brewing Company4.603.6791490
Session Black LagerFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.403.7731-
Black BavarianSprecher Brewing Company5.864.0772490
Baba Black LagerUinta Brewing Company4.003.7468086
Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Brewing Co.5.003.38658-
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Ales6.004.02558-
Mönchshof SchwarzbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG4.904.0552993
Ugly Pug Black LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.503.61369-
Midnight ExpressionPizza Port Solana Beach5.003.89356-
KCCO Black LagerResignation Brewery5.103.32349-
McSorley's Irish Black LagerPabst Brewing Company5.503.5318-
Kidd LagerThe Fort Collins Brewery4.503.71303-
Krušovice CerneKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.3.803.55279-
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.004.03267-
Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery5.804.02261-
Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Brauhaus AG4.903.7522397
Jack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil BrewJack's Abby Brewing5.203.8121590
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Brewing Company6.504.03186-
Gordon Biersch SchwarzbierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant4.203.7177-
Schwartz BierDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.903.8151-
S1nist0r Black Ale10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.403.64150-
Krombacher DarkKrombacher Brauerei4.303.38146-
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.704.17141-
Black ThunderAustin Beerworks5.203.73139-
Short's Sustenance Black BierShort's Brewing Company6.003.75130-
Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering PelicanGreat Lakes Brewing Co.8.503.93127-
Schell's Chimney SweepAugust Schell Brewing Company5.203.75127-
Dark HelmetWestbrook Brewing Co.5.903.87121-
Miner MishapChoc Beer Co. / Pete's Place5.303.56112-
Das Kleine Schwarz EinhornThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.503.98106-
Ringneck Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works9.003.72104-
Saranac Black LagerMatt Brewing Company5.503.3698-
Land Ho! Black Pilsner Style Lager (Devil's Backbone Collaboration)Heavy Seas Beer5.303.7596-
Monteith's BlackMonteith's Brewing Co.5.203.5595-
Herold Bohemian Black LagerPivovar Herold Březnice A.s.5.20493-
B3K Black LagerWynkoop Brewing Company5.503.519380
Short's Black DiamondShort's Brewing Company ? 3.7290-
Cigar City / Max Lagers Black AshCigar City Brewing ? 3.3589-
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.604.038890
Black Radish Dark LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.303.485-
Schlafly Sessions Black Lager SchwarzbierThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.6479-
LA-31 Bière NoireBayou Teche Brewery5.253.5971-
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.703.9463-
Das SchwarzeDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.7362-
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