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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)4.903.72,52283
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.4.803.911,57794
Bohemian Black LagerSpoetzl Brewery4.903.441,333-
Xingu Black BeerCervejaria Kaiser4.703.471,176-
Saranac Black ForestMatt Brewing Company5.503.721,06896
HowlMagic Hat Brewing Company4.603.6694990
Baba Black LagerUinta Brewing Company4.003.7693186
Session Black LagerFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.403.6883785
Black BavarianSprecher Brewing Company5.864.0680990
Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Brewing Co.5.003.37740-
KCCO Black LagerResignation Brewery5.103.37653-
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Ales6.004.01607-
Mönchshof SchwarzbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG4.904.0360293
Ugly Pug Black LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.503.61428-
Midnight ExpressionPizza Port Solana Beach5.003.88370-
McSorley's Irish Black LagerPabst Brewing Company5.503.5341-
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.004.03338-
Krušovice CerneKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.3.803.56318-
Kidd LagerThe Fort Collins Brewery4.503.71314-
Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery5.803.99283-
Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Brauhaus AG4.903.7523596
Schwartz BierDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.903.81235-
Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering PelicanGreat Lakes Brewing Co.8.503.88234-
Gordon Biersch SchwarzbierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant4.203.69213-
Dark HelmetWestbrook Brewing Co.5.903.82201-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Brewing Company6.504.04194-
Krombacher DarkKrombacher Brauerei4.303.4185-
Black ThunderAustin Beerworks5.203.74184-
S1nist0r Black Ale10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.403.66179-
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.704.15175-
Schell's Chimney SweepAugust Schell Brewing Company5.203.72164-
Short's Sustenance Black BierShort's Brewing Company6.003.76141-
Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works9.003.75118-
Miner MishapChoc Beer Co. / Pete's Place5.303.57113-
Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.503.95112-
B3K Black LagerWynkoop Brewing Company5.503.5110980
LA-31 Bière NoireBayou Teche Brewery5.253.54104-
Black Radish Dark LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.303.4104-
Monteith's BlackMonteith's Brewing Co.5.203.57104-
Saranac Black LagerMatt Brewing Company5.503.36101-
Schlafly Sessions Black Lager SchwarzbierThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.6597-
Short's Black DiamondShort's Brewing Company ? 3.7297-
Herold Bohemian Black LagerPivovar Herold Březnice A.s.5.203.9894-
Blackwing LagerUnion Craft Brewing Company4.903.8790-
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.703.9689-
Das SchwarzeDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.7482-
Winter Rental Black LagerEast Coast Beer Company5.603.5868-
LigeroCigar City Brewing5.503.8765-
Live Oak SchwarzbierLive Oak Brewing Company4.803.9562-
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