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 493) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV > Avg Ratings Bros
Belgo/Cali CommonBlack Market Brewing Co.5.103.411-
Gold Rush CommonAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant5.0041-
Indajani California CommonCervecería Indajani5.004.51-
Northtown NativeCinder Block Brewery5.003.417-
Kentucky CommonSisyphus Brewing5.003.676-
Steam HammerChurch Brew Works5.003.82-
FogBlack Dragon Brewery & Woodland Homebrew Supply5.003.71-
Steam BeerDay Block Brewing Company5.003.533-
DodoOedipus Brewing5.003.53-
Corvallis CommonFlat Tail Brewing5.003.441-
Kiss Yer Cousin Kentucky CommonCannery Brewing Company5.003.723-
Jolly JohnnyBryggeri Fängelset5.001.741-
Cobblestone Steam LagerMorgan Street Brewery5.002.65-
Sakura SteamLocobeer5.00-0-
Caliente CommonRocky Point Artisan Brewers5.003.532-
IbisRamses Bier5.003.654-
Serf Session DampfbierBack Bay Brewing Co.5.00-0-
Cali CommonTopa Topa Brewing5.003.892-
Rauch Tot SteampunkRedlight Redlight5.00-0-
Cambridge House CommonThe Cambridge House Brewpub5.003.781-
Ruhstaller'sRubicon Brewing Company5.003.523-
Coffee Cali CommonSmylie Brothers Brewing Co.5.003.583-
Amber SteamSteel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall5.003.791-
KevinRefined Fool Brewing Co.5.003.781-
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-
844 Wyoming UncommonFreedom's Edge Brewing Co.5.003.843-
5th Anniversary Panhandle SteamerPensacola Bay Brewery5.00-0-
Arizona CommonSentinel Peak Brewing Company5.003.321-
California LagerBrygghuset Finn5.003.084-
Uncommonly CommonAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing5.003.918-
Cali CommonSmylie Brothers Brewing Co.5.003.337-
SteampunkBarley Mow Brewing Company5.0031-
Duke City LagerBoese Brothers Brewery5.003.613-
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-
Uncharted DampfbierEmmett's Brewing Company5.003.311-
Campground CommonGranville Island Brewery5.003.647-
Frisco 1501 Historic LagerPublic House Brewing Company5.003.961-
West Coast SteamerBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.003.681-
Bluxome Black LagerLocal Brewing Co.5.003.554-
1849New Glory Craft Brewery5.003.493-
Secret WeaponSilver City Brewing Co.5.00-0-
Steam BeerBrewerkz - Riverside Point5.003.8811-
Cutthroat CommonBarnhouse Brewery5.00-0-
SteamerJämtlands Bryggeri AB5.002.765-
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