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 485) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg > Ratings Bros
Dry Hopped Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company5.403.87130-
StirlingLa Nébuleuse5.303.872-
Red Table CommonAvery Brewing Company4.993.878-
Grand Esteemer San Francisco LagerThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub5.003.872-
WagonpartyBauhaus Brew Labs5.403.8693-
Urban People's Common LagerLinden Street Brewery5.503.8623-
5 Teeth Short Of A SmileEast End Brewing Company4.103.851-
Monterey CommonAlvarado Street Brewery4.803.855-
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.903.855,91394
NW Super CriticalDeschutes Brewery5.903.851-
German SteinEllicottville Brewing Co. ? 3.844-
Phoenix Kentucky KomonNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House ? 3.845-
844 Wyoming UncommonFreedom's Edge Brewing Co.5.003.843-
Otter Creek Steampipe Cali-Style CommonOtter Creek Brewing6.003.84160-
DampenKinn Bryggeri AS4.703.832-
OscuraFurthermore Beer5.303.83221-
Conscription LagerWild Run Brewery4.903.831-
Cali CommonLucky Hand Brewing Company5.503.8321-
Ringneck Stanley SteamerThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works ? 3.832-
Personas West Coast CommonFuggles & Warlock Craftworks5.103.837-
A Beer Named SueFall Brewing Company5.503.836-
FullsteamFullsteam Brewery5.503.8366-
The Usual SuspectsVice District Brewing Company7.403.832-
Dampf BierVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.903.8228-
Keystone SwankeyNorth Country Brewing ? 3.823-
Stratford CommonStratford Brewing Company5.003.8211-
Steam EngineFiretrucker Brewery4.203.823-
SF LagerLocal Brewing Co.5.503.821-
Brotherhood SteamAnchor Brewing Company5.603.8122088
Commonhouse Six.One For A Good AleSmokehouse Brewing Co.6.103.816-
Steam HammerChurch Brew Works5.003.82-
Qui Pro QuommonPogue Mahone Craft Beer4.803.81-
Magyar VándorBékésszentandrási Serfőzde (Agro Flott Bt.)5.603.81-
Summer FusionAmager Bryghus3.503.815-
Burlington CommonSimple Roots Brewing Company4.503.84-
Daily Bread Common AleEverybody's Brewing5.503.826-
Common Harvest LagerHoots Roller Bar & Beer Co.5.503.792-
Amber SteamSteel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall5.003.791-
Steam LagerRedwell Brewing4.603.791-
Rye Is This So !@#$ing DELICIOUS!?!Ebenezer's Brewpub / Lively Brewing Co.5.003.791-
Cambridge House CommonThe Cambridge House Brewpub5.003.781-
Vila WaldBeryl's Beer Company ? 3.784-
KevinRefined Fool Brewing Co.5.003.781-
Pier 314Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.503.781-
33 Acres Of Life33 Acres Brewing Co.4.803.7827-
Park City SteamerMoab Brewery4.003.788-
Spring Training Traditional Uncommon AleMudshark Brewing Co.5.203.786-
CatalystSactown Union Brewery4.503.781-
DerechoPort City Brewing4.803.7791-
42 & 2Brasserie du Bois Blanc5.103.771-
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