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
La VéroniqueBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!4.203.382-
Steam BeerBrewzzi Italian American Bistro & Microbrewery ? 3.381-
Steam Engine LagerSteamworks Brewing Co.5.503.38129-
STrEAMStony Creek Brewery4.803.371-
Yalobusha Mississippi BeerLaitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas5.003.372-
Ironhorse Chicago CommonArgus Brewery5.403.3770-
Mountain Goat Steam AleMountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd4.503.3664-
Chicago CommonKinslahger Brewing Company6.703.365-
Grimskunk Skunk PunkHopEra5.003.352-
Florida CommonDunedin Brewery4.803.341-
California SteamVillage Idiot Brewing Company5.203.341-
Unusual2kids Brewing Company5.403.346-
Steamers Lane Uncommon LagerUncommon Brewers4.503.324-
Little ChickenHenHouse Brewing5.103.312-
No Pants PilsnerPontoon Brewing Company5.503.312-
Gadds' Common ConspiracyRamsgate Brewery4.503.292-
Winter HazeLast Name Brewing7.103.2813-
Steam PunkNoble Rey Brewing Company5.203.2810-
Rio Grande Outlaw LagerSierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)5.203.265284
Thor's ThirstOswald Brewing Company4.003.261-
Dragon BladeValkyrie Brewing4.503.258-
Strawberry SteamApple Blossom Brewing Co. ? 3.251-
CalifornicationTwisted Rail Brewing Company5.503.252-
Steam BeerWoodward Avenue Brewers5.103.231-
Jimmy Green’s South Loop LagerArgus Brewery5.603.183-
Rådanäs California CommonRådanäs Bryggeri5.303.185-
California SunBirrificio Del Ducato4.503.173-
Steam TrainBarley John's Brew Pub5.903.132-
Cali' CommonThe Beer Company6.203.131-
Big Boca AleFat Point Brewing5.103.123186
California CommonKey Brewing Co.4.803.114-
Szot Rubia Al VaporSzot Microcervecería5.803.11-
Lug Nut LagerSkyscraper Brewing Company5.203.091576
Bad Attitude BootleggerBirrificio Ticinese6.943.0911-
California LagerBrygghuset Finn5.003.084-
Steamer 3,5Jämtlands Bryggeri AB3.503.085-
Golden PawBeard & Brau4.703.077-
Baltika Kollektsiya Pivovara Kaliforniyskoe SvetloyeBaltika Breweries5.503.067-
The Steam AleAustralian Hotel & Brewery4.803.064-
Mike's CamaroLatitude 42 Brewing Company ? 3.069-
Centennial SteamerDesert Edge Brewery4.003.037-
Inland EmpressLast Name Brewing5.203.031-
Ricochet RedBuffalo Bill's Brewery ? 3.015-
California Common BeerMcCoy's Public House5.2031-
Choo Choo SteamerBig River Grille & Brewing Works5.2031-
SteampunkBarley Mow Brewing Company5.0031-
The RugglesTractor Brewing Co.4.4032-
Wald BierBeryl's Beer Company ? 31-
Coffee Sloth StoutMoon Tower Inn6.6631-
Sitzman's SteamCoopersmith's Pub & Brewing6.102.981-
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