California Common / Steam Beer

The California Common, or Steam Beer, is a unique 100% American style lager. It's usually brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800's in California when refrigeration was a great luxury. The brewers back then had to improvise to cool the beer down, so shallow fermenters were used. So in a way the lager yeast was trained to ferment quicker at warmer temperatures. Today's examples are light amber to tawny in color, medium bodied with a malty character. Mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness.

Anchor Brewing Co. trademarked the term "Steam Beer" and as such all other beers must be legally referred to as "California Common."

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 251 to 300 (out of 466) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV > Avg Ratings Bros
Cambridge House CommonThe Cambridge House Brewpub5.003.781-
Ruhstaller'sRubicon Brewing Company5.003.523-
Coffee Cali CommonSmylie Brothers Brewing Co.5.00-3-
Amber SteamSteel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall5.00-1-
KevinRefined Fool Brewing Co.5.003.781-
Mash AppealOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.003.6821-
West Coast AleRobson's, Shongweni Brewery5.003.416-
ContrabandBlack Market Brewing Co.5.003.768-
Yalobusha Mississippi BeerLaitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas5.003.372-
Common SenseStone's Throw Brewing5.003.765-
53207Enlightened Brewing Company5.00-0-
844 Wyoming UncommonFreedom's Edge Brewing Co.5.003.843-
5th Anniversary Panhandle SteamerPensacola Bay Brewery5.00-0-
Arizona CommonSentinel Peak Brewing Company5.00-1-
California LagerBrygghuset Finn5.003.084-
Uncommonly CommonAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing5.003.918-
Cali CommonSmylie Brothers Brewing Co.5.00-5-
SteampunkBarley Mow Brewing Company5.0031-
Duke City LagerBoese Brothers Brewery5.00-2-
CaliforniationRurban Brewing5.004.022-
Campanile CommonWooden Legs Brewing Company5.0041-
Cali Common AleBare Hands Brewery5.00-0-
Epic Steam BikeBrasserie Artisanale La Souche5.004.121-
Campground CommonGranville Island Brewery5.003.646-
West Coast SteamerBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.003.681-
Bluxome Black LagerLocal Brewing Co.5.003.573-
1849New Glory Craft Brewery5.003.493-
Guinness Vienna Common LagerGuinness Ltd.5.003.421-
Steam BeerBrewerkz - Riverside Point5.003.8811-
Cutthroat CommonBarnhouse Brewery5.00-0-
SteamerJämtlands Bryggeri AB5.002.765-
Grimskunk Skunk PunkHopEra5.003.352-
Common SenseStones Throw Brewing Co.5.00-0-
DescomunalLúdica Artesanal Cervecería5.004.082-
BB15 Bay SteamBaird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom5.004.241-
Boston CommonBoston Beer Works - Canal Street5.003.634196
Common ScallywagNutmeg Brewhouse5.00-1-
Schlafly Pi CommonThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.6331-
Grand Esteemer San Francisco LagerThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub5.003.872-
Radical Road SlingshotRadical Road Brewing Co.5.003.799-
Big Sky Uncommon LagerWhistler Brewing Company5.003.6816-
Mountain Steam LagerGrumpy Old Men Brewing5.0041-
Calcasieu CommonCrying Eagle5.00-0-
Sidewalk SurferTrouble Brewing5.00-0-
Caravana California CommonRadical OH5.00-0-
Slow Digesting Soul Eater5 Paddles Brewing Co.5.00-1-
Stratford CommonStratford Brewing Company5.003.8211-
Comptche LoggerUkiah Brewing Co.5.003.982-
SkjálftiÖlvisholt Brugghús5.003.767-
Rye Is This So !@#$ing DELICIOUS!?!Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.5.003.791-
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