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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)4.903.72,51484
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.4.803.921,53395
Bohemian Black LagerSpoetzl Brewery4.903.441,290-
Xingu Black BeerCervejaria Kaiser4.703.471,154-
Saranac Black ForestMatt Brewing Company5.503.721,05297
HowlMagic Hat Brewing Company4.603.6794690
Baba Black LagerUinta Brewing Company4.003.7586587
Session Black LagerFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.403.69809-
Black BavarianSprecher Brewing Company5.864.0778691
Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Brewing Co.5.003.38717-
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Ales6.004.01596-
Mönchshof SchwarzbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG4.904.0458193
KCCO Black LagerResignation Brewery5.103.36574-
Ugly Pug Black LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.503.6409-
Midnight ExpressionPizza Port Solana Beach5.003.88368-
McSorley's Irish Black LagerPabst Brewing Company5.503.5334-
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.004.03329-
Kidd LagerThe Fort Collins Brewery4.503.71311-
Krušovice CerneKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.3.803.56310-
Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery5.803.99279-
Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Brauhaus AG4.903.7523497
Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering PelicanGreat Lakes Brewing Co.8.503.89227-
Schwartz BierDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.903.79209-
Gordon Biersch SchwarzbierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant4.203.69208-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Brewing Company6.504.04192-
Black ThunderAustin Beerworks5.203.74178-
Dark HelmetWestbrook Brewing Co.5.903.82178-
S1nist0r Black Ale10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.403.66169-
Krombacher DarkKrombacher Brauerei4.303.4168-
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.704.16166-
Schell's Chimney SweepAugust Schell Brewing Company5.203.72150-
Short's Sustenance Black BierShort's Brewing Company6.003.75133-
Miner MishapChoc Beer Co. / Pete's Place5.303.56112-
Das Kleine Schwarz EinhornThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.503.95110-
Ringneck Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works9.003.74108-
Cigar City / Max Lagers Black AshCigar City Brewing ? 3.26106-
B3K Black LagerWynkoop Brewing Company5.503.5110480
Black Radish Dark LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.303.4104-
Saranac Black LagerMatt Brewing Company5.503.36101-
Monteith's BlackMonteith's Brewing Co.5.203.56100-
Short's Black DiamondShort's Brewing Company ? 3.7297-
Herold Bohemian Black LagerPivovar Herold Březnice A.s.5.203.9894-
LA-31 Bière NoireBayou Teche Brewery5.253.5394-
Schlafly Sessions Black Lager SchwarzbierThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.6491-
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.703.9582-
Blackwing LagerUnion Craft Brewing Company4.903.8878-
Das SchwarzeDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.7573-
LigeroCigar City Brewing5.503.8963-
Winter Rental Black LagerEast Coast Beer Company5.603.5763-
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