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 - 101 to 150 (out of 543) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings Score >
5 Teeth Short Of A SmileEast End Brewing Company4.1013.85
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.906,0353.85
Uncommon RedTroubled Monk Brewery5.1013.85
NW Super CriticalDeschutes Brewery5.9013.85
ValveBlack Acre Brewing Co.5.2043.84
California CommonPersephone Brewing5.2013.84
DampenKinn Bryggeri AS4.7023.83
Conscription LagerWild Run Brewery4.9013.83
Ringneck Stanley SteamerThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works ? 23.83
The Usual SuspectsVice District Brewing Company7.4023.83
OscuraFurthermore Beer5.302213.82
Dry Hopped Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company5.401493.82
Steam BeerBrewerkz - Riverside Point5.00113.82
Self EsteemFreetail Brewing Company4.4033.82
Stratford CommonStratford Brewing Company5.00113.82
Steam EngineFiretrucker Brewery4.2033.82
SF LagerLocal Brewing Co.5.5013.82
Monterey CommonAlvarado Street Brewery4.80133.81
Chef Series #1: National CommonRed Hare Brewing Company5.5073.81
Common SenseStone's Throw Brewing5.0063.81
Park City SteamerMoab Brewery4.0083.81
Kentucky CommonColumbia Kettle Works5.7013.81
DampfbierSurly Brewing Company5.20713.81
Cali CommonLucky Hand Brewing Company5.50213.81
Steam HammerChurch Brew Works5.0023.8
The CommonIron Duke Brewing5.4083.8
Qui Pro QuommonNo Tomorrow Craft Beer4.8013.8
Common Harvest LagerHoots Roller Bar & Beer Co.5.5023.8
WagonpartyBauhaus Brew Labs5.401063.8
Uncommonly CommonAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing5.0073.8
Caz CommonHenneberg Brewing Co.5.5063.8
Otter Creek Steampipe Cali-Style CommonOtter Creek Brewing6.001713.8
Comptche LoggerUkiah Brewing Co.5.0023.8
Verticality #3Lupulin Brewing5.0023.79
Amber SteamSteel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall5.0013.79
Magyar VándorBékésszentandrási Serfőzde (Agro Flott Bt.)5.6033.79
Brotherhood SteamAnchor Brewing Company5.602323.79
Acadian Coffee Calcasieu CommonCrying Eagle5.9013.79
Calcasieu CommonCrying Eagle5.0053.79
Rye Is This So [email protected]#$ing DELICIOUS!?!Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.5.0013.79
Cali CommonTopa Topa Brewing5.0033.78
Cambridge House CommonThe Cambridge House Brewpub5.0013.78
Lackawanna Steam LagerHorseheads Brewing Inc.6.1073.78
Vila WaldBeryl's Beer Company ? 53.78
KevinRefined Fool Brewing Co.5.0013.78
Urban People's Common LagerLinden Street Brewery5.50233.78
Ella LavenderSmiling Toad Brewery ? 13.78
Pier 314Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.5013.78
Cali-ComThe Bobcat Café & Brewery5.4043.78
The CitizenCismontane Brewing Company6.00753.78
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