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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
Zwei Bäume Im SchwarzwaldRocky Point Artisan Brewers11.004.251-
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.704.17157-
The Dark SideIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant9.704.147-
Black GoatPerrin Brewery9.304.2419-
Anti-Matter Imperial SchwartzbierMilwaukee Brewing Company9.204.087-
Private Stock Imperial Black SteamNarragansett Brewing Co.9.003.741-
Ringneck Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works9.003.74108-
Dark Helmet Imperial SschwarzbierTitletown Brewing Company9.003.5811-
Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering PelicanGreat Lakes Brewing Co.8.503.89216-
Ristretto Cosmic Black Lager With Cacao Nibs And Vanilla BeansGreen Flash Brewing Co.8.504.367-
Monkey IslandCoronado Brewing Company8.503.968-
Senor ViejoTwisted X Brewing Company8.203.8828-
Green Flash Ristretto Cosmic Black LagerGreen Flash Brewing Co.8.204.228-
Black Buffalo Rye'd Whiskey'd W/ VanillaBuffalo Bayou Brewing Co8.103.751-
Pacific SchwarzbockPacific Western Brewing Company8.003.689-
First Anniversary Black LagerCismontane Brewing Company8.003.456-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark HelmütBeau's All Natural Brewing Company7.703.754-
Nobody's DarlingBluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant7.703.673-
Imperial SchwarzbierStoudts Brewing Co.7.603.7414-
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.604.039290
McNeill's Troll Black BeerMcNeill's Brewery7.503.6912-
SpezialBayern Meister Bier7.504.481-
St. Georgenbräu Schwarz BockSt. Georgenbräu7.303.843-
Dark HelmutBeau's All Natural Brewing Company7.303.833-
Wild Oats Series No. 23 - Dark HelmütBeau's All Natural Brewing Company7.303.9418-
Kuhnhenn Penny BlackKuhnhenn Brewing Company7.253.614-
Åbro Bryggmästarens Black CoffeeÅbro Bryggeri7.2041-
Kyritzer Mord Und TotschlagKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle GmbH7.204.0123-
Saint Oskar (Oskar Blues/Saint Archer Collaboration)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew7.003.9213-
Winter San SalvadorBallast Point Brewing Company7.002.952-
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.004.02305-
Turbo PantherDevils Backbone Brewing Company7.003.382-
Black IPLSaint Archer Brewing Co.7.003.751-
Double Black LagerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)7.003.9420-
SchwarzwälderBeau's All Natural Brewing Company6.90-0-
Stallhagen JulbockStallhagens Bryggeri Ab6.803.531-
George JeffersonAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing6.803.7913-
I Just Trub'd My SchwarzBallast Point Brewing Company6.703.751-
Eagle FiveThe Tap Brewing Company6.703.6713-
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.703.9577-
Kettle Monster - Cigar City CollaborationJDub's Brewing Company6.663.7919-
Cherry Coffee Almond Black LagerCigar City Brewing6.504.132-
Heartland Brewery Bavarian Black LagerHeartland Brewery Union Square6.503.918-
Black HopsParallel 49 Brewing Company6.503.8639-
Kuhnhenn Dark Helmet SchwarzbierKuhnhenn Brewing Company6.503.654-
Kelso Chocolate LagerGreenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn6.503.9512-
HermannBrauerei Gratzer6.504.11-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Brewing Company6.504.04190-
Cascadian Dark Lager (CDL)Aslan Brewing Company6.503.472-
Fireface Imperial Choc Chilli SchwartzbierThe Byron Bay Brewing Company6.502.341-
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