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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)4.903.712,48583
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.4.803.921,47395
Bohemian Black LagerSpoetzl Brewery4.903.441,248-
Xingu Black BeerCervejaria Sul Brasileira4.703.471,121-
Saranac Black ForestMatt Brewing Company5.503.721,02096
HowlMagic Hat Brewing Company4.603.6793590
Baba Black LagerUinta Brewing Company4.003.7580086
Session Black LagerFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.403.69791-
Black BavarianSprecher Brewing Company5.864.0776790
Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Brewing Co.5.003.38694-
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black LagerRogue Ales6.004.02581-
Mönchshof SchwarzbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG4.904.0556393
KCCO Black LagerResignation Brewery5.103.34495-
Ugly Pug Black LagerRahr & Sons Brewing Company4.503.61397-
Midnight ExpressionPizza Port Solana Beach5.003.88363-
McSorley's Irish Black LagerPabst Brewing Company5.503.5326-
Kidd LagerThe Fort Collins Brewery4.503.71310-
Cascadian SchwarzbierJack's Abby Brewing7.004.02305-
Krušovice CerneKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.3.803.56296-
Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery5.804274-
Einbecker SchwarzbierEinbecker Brauhaus AG4.903.7623397
Jack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil BrewJack's Abby Brewing5.203.8122690
Great Lakes / Cigar City Wandering PelicanGreat Lakes Brewing Co.8.503.9217-
Gordon Biersch SchwarzbierGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant4.203.69201-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black BeerShort's Brewing Company6.504.04190-
Schwartz BierDevils Backbone Brewing Company4.903.78185-
Black ThunderAustin Beerworks5.203.74163-
S1nist0r Black Ale10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.403.65163-
Krombacher DarkKrombacher Brauerei4.303.39161-
BREWtality - Espresso Black BierMidnight Sun Brewing Co.9.704.17157-
Dark HelmetWestbrook Brewing Co.5.903.84140-
Schell's Chimney SweepAugust Schell Brewing Company5.203.74136-
Short's Sustenance Black BierShort's Brewing Company6.003.75131-
Miner MishapChoc Beer Co. / Pete's Place5.303.56112-
Ringneck Dark Helmet Imperial SchwarzbierThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works9.003.74108-
Das Kleine Schwarz EinhornThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.503.97108-
B3K Black LagerWynkoop Brewing Company5.503.510180
Saranac Black LagerMatt Brewing Company5.503.36100-
Monteith's BlackMonteith's Brewing Co.5.203.56100-
Cigar City / Max Lagers Black AshCigar City Brewing ? 3.2899-
Land Ho! Black Pilsner Style Lager (Devil's Backbone Collaboration)Heavy Seas Beer5.303.7698-
Black Radish Dark LagerWeeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery5.303.4197-
Short's Black DiamondShort's Brewing Company ? 3.7395-
Herold Bohemian Black LagerPivovar Herold Březnice A.s.5.20493-
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black LagerGrand Teton Brewing Co.7.604.039290
LA-31 Bière NoireBayou Teche Brewery5.253.5489-
Schlafly Sessions Black Lager SchwarzbierThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.6384-
Rail Dog Smoked Black LagerThirsty Dog Brewing Company6.703.9577-
Das SchwarzeDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.7470-
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