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 500) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery < ABV Avg Ratings Bros
STrEAMLake Placid Craft Brewing Company ? 4.462-
California CommonLake Tahoe Aleworx4.803.771-
Winter HazeLast Name Brewing7.103.2813-
Pomona QueenLast Name Brewing4.902.9956-
Inland EmpressLast Name Brewing5.203.031-
Mike's CamaroLatitude 42 Brewing Company ? 3.069-
Steamy WindowsLiberty Street Brewing Company5.603.5349-
Urban People's Common LagerLinden Street Brewery5.503.8623-
Rural People's Common LagerLinden Street Brewery5.504.342-
Town LagerLinden Street Brewery4.503.726-
Hulls & OatsLittle Fish Brewing Company5.703.651-
UpstreamLittle Harpeth Brewing ? 3.6210-
Common LingoLo Rez Brewing5.203.671-
Bluxome Black LagerLocal Brewing Co.5.003.554-
SF LagerLocal Brewing Co.5.503.821-
Dampf LocLocal Option5.303.77167-
Sutter StreetLockdown Brewing Company ? -0-
Sakura SteamLocobeer5.00-0-
Cali CommonLucky Hand Brewing Company5.503.8321-
DescomunalLúdica Artesanal Cervecería5.004.082-
Common GRindLupine Brewing Company5.204.471-
Calla DoonMacLeod Ale Brewing Company5.503.751-
Edison Steam BeerMad Brewlads Craft Co.5.503.621-
MBC Manitou CommonManitou Brewing Co.5.503.96-
Revisionist Californian Common Steam BeerMarston's PLC4.702.549-
California Common BeerMcCoy's Public House5.2031-
California UnCommonMcCoy's Public House10.203.731-
Tribute ActMedusa Brewing Company5.404.121-
California CommonMexitaly5.203.754-
California CommonMikkeller ApS4.803.211-
Poolside SteamMikkeller Brewing San Diego4.803.751-
Surreal ChemistryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.803.617-
Steamboat AltMishap Brewing Company6.003.391-
Park City SteamerMoab Brewery4.003.788-
Merrimack SteamerMoab Brewery4.003.673-
Rocket Bike American LagerMoab Brewery4.003.2842-
Rocket Bike American Lager (Non-4% Version)Moab Brewery5.503.712-
Coffee Sloth StoutMoon Tower Inn6.6631-
Cobblestone Steam LagerMorgan Street Brewery5.002.65-
Copperstate CommonMother Bunch Brewing ? 2.51-
Greenfield Village Steam StationMotor City Brewing Works ? 3.712-
Mountain Goat Steam AleMountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd4.503.3665-
Spring Training Traditional Uncommon AleMudshark Brewing Co.5.203.786-
Replicale 2016Myths & Legends Brewing Company6.503.42-
Benny's Brass AssNano 108 Brewing Company ? 21-
Up River AmberNantahala Brewing Company5.503.556-
Mt LeeNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House5.603.95-
Phoenix Kentucky KomonNew Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House ? 3.845-
1849New Glory Craft Brewery5.003.493-
DampfbierNew Paltz Brewing Company (Pfälzerbräu) ? 4.331-
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