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 520) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg > Ratings Bros
Campground CommonGranville Island Brewery5.003.647-
Boston CommonBoston Beer Works - Canal Street5.003.634196
California Common23rd Street Brewery5.403.635-
Schlafly Pi CommonThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.6332-
Steamy BlondeSquare One Brewery & Distillery5.253.631-
UpstreamLittle Harpeth Brewing ? 3.6311-
Tarnation California-Style LagerBaxter Brewing Co.5.303.6223180
Colorado CommonPlatt Park Brewing Company4.903.623-
Edison Steam BeerMad Brewlads Craft Co.5.503.621-
San Fransiscan SteamThe Steam Machine Brewing Co.5.203.621-
CommonwealthCaboose Brewing Co.6.203.623-
Surreal ChemistryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.803.617-
Duke City LagerBoese Brothers Brewery5.003.613-
The ConvertAbsolution Brewing Company6.203.613-
Columbia CommonWidmer Brothers Brewing Company4.703.61234-
FireboxReads Landing Brewing Company ? 3.614-
West Portal Colorado CommonBig Choice Brewing, LLC4.103.67-
Steaming Cascade California CommonThe New Old Lompoc5.903.61-
7B California CommonBig Rock Brewery4.903.610-
Sister CarolinaDryHop Brewers5.503.61-
CommonHigh Line Brewing4.903.591-
Soul CalBrewyard Beer Company5.803.592-
Anniversary AleBlue Cat Brew Pub6.803.583-
Summer Steam BeerThe 5 Lamps Dublin Brewery ? 3.581-
Islington Unfiltered Steam LagerHammerton4.703.581-
Coffee Cali CommonSmylie Brothers Brewing Co.5.003.583-
SteamheadAviator Brewing Company5.803.5830-
Common SenseBerryessa Brewing Co4.503.5820-
Loudoun CommonDog Money Restaurant & Brewery6.003.581-
Hearthstone Common ManHearthstone Brewery5.303.572-
Luscious Cream AlePinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub5.303.561-
The CatalystSactown Union Brewery5.303.561-
The Commoner - California CommonBarbarian Brewing5.103.562-
Cellar SteamTimber Creek Tap & Table5.303.561-
Smoked Paprika & Lemon California CommonQuantum Brewing Co5.303.562-
Palmetto AftershockPalmetto Brewing Company6.403.5623-
Golden State CommonGet Well ? 3.551-
Up River AmberNantahala Brewing Company5.503.556-
California CommonKnops Beer Company4.603.557-
Bluxome Black LagerLocal Brewing Co.5.003.554-
Red Rock SteamerRed Rock Brewing Company4.003.542-
Common EileenBarley Mow Brewing Company5.203.546-
Miner's RuinDESTIHL Brewery5.103.545-
Common ScallywagNutmeg Brewhouse5.003.541-
Calcasieu CommonCrying Eagle5.003.544-
El DoradoKinney Creek Brewery4.103.531-
Wilde Mild Steam BeerThe Dandy Brewing Company4.003.535-
Steam BeerDay Block Brewing Company5.003.533-
Caliente CommonRocky Point Artisan Brewers (RPAB)5.003.532-
Jamesport Amber SteamJamesport Brewing Company Inc.5.703.531-
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