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 Avg Hads > Bros
Samuel Adams Black LagerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.742,53783
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.4.803.881,69194
Bohemian Black LagerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.903.441,379-
Xingu Black BeerCervejaria Kaiser4.703.461,23482
Saranac Black ForestMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.711,08896
Baba Black LagerUinta Brewing Company4.003.771,05887
Session Black LagerFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.403.67872-
Black BavarianSprecher Brewing Company5.864.0783990
Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Brewing Co.5.003.4769-
KCCO Black LagerResignation Brewery5.103.37689-
Mönchshof SchwarzbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG4.904.0362893
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Ales6.004.03617-
Ugly Pug Black LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.503.61440-
Midnight ExpressionPizza Port Solana Beach5.003.9371-
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.004.04345-
McSorley's Irish Black LagerPabst Brewing Company5.503.5344-
Krušovice CerneKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.3.803.54328-
Kidd LagerThe Fort Collins Brewery4.503.74314-
Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery5.804.01300-
Schwartz BierDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.903.79266-
Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Brauhaus AG4.903.7424396
Gordon Biersch SchwarzbierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant4.203.72214-
Dark HelmetWestbrook Brewing Co.5.903.93211-
Black ThunderAustin Beerworks5.203.69205-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Brewing Company6.503.97199-
Krombacher DarkKrombacher Brauerei4.303.48196-
S1nist0r Black Ale10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.403.6193-
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.704.15186-
Schell's Chimney SweepAugust Schell Brewing Company5.203.83177-
Short's Sustenance Black BierShort's Brewing Company6.003.77163-
Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works9.003.67122-
Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.504.1121-
LA-31 Bière NoireBayou Teche Brewery5.253.65115-
Miner MishapChoc Beer Co. / Pete's Place5.303.55113-
B3K Black LagerWynkoop Brewing Company5.503.5311380
Black Radish Dark LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.303.44113-
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.604.0511290
Monteith's BlackMonteith's Brewing Co.5.203.55105-
Blackwing LagerUnion Craft Brewing Company4.903.76103-
Saranac Black LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.37102-
Schlafly Sessions Black Lager SchwarzbierThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.6499-
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.704.0498-
Short's Black DiamondShort's Brewing Company ? 3.8898-
Herold Bohemian Black LagerPivovar Herold Březnice A.s.5.203.9896-
Das SchwarzeDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.6795-
StargrazerBauhaus Brew Labs5.003.9575-
Reasonably CorruptGreat Raft Brewing5.503.867384
Winter Rental Black LagerBeach Haus Brewery5.603.6273-
LigeroCigar City Brewing5.503.9272-
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