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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 - 51 to 100 (out of 443) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery < ABV Avg Hads Bros
Steamy!Beachwood BBQ & Brewing5.504.051-
Golden PawBeard & Brau4.703.036-
Coffee MustacheBell's Brewery, Inc.6.00-10-
CalicoBenelux Brasserie Artisanale4.903.883-
Common SenseBerryessa Brewing Co4.503.5718-
Wald BierBeryl's Beer Company ? 31-
Vila WaldBeryl's Beer Company ? -4-
100s Of PeachcotsBeryl's Beer Company ? -2-
Carolina CommonBhramari Brewhouse5.803.548-
West Portal Colorado CommonBig Choice Brewing, LLC4.103.596-
Groß Lechen Dampf BierBig Lick Brewing Company5.20-0-
Choo Choo SteamerBig River Grille & Brewing Works5.2031-
7B California CommonBig Rock Brewery4.903.5911-
Surfline UncommonBig Storm Brewing Company6.90-0-
Carolina CommonBirdsong Brewing4.403.79-
CalabriforniaBirra Bellazzi6.00-0-
California SunBirrificio Del Ducato4.503.122-
Bad Attitude BootleggerBirrificio Ticinese6.943.0911-
ValveBlack Acre Brewing Co.5.204.034-
CommonBlack Bridge Brewery5.10-1-
FogBlack Dragon Brewery & Woodland Homebrew Supply5.003.71-
Chase The GrainBlack Flag Brewing Company5.40-0-
30 CalBlack Hops Brewing3.00-0-
Belgo/Cali CommonBlack Market Brewing Co.5.103.411-
ContrabandBlack Market Brewing Co.5.003.768-
CT Uncommon AleBlack Pond Brews5.10-2-
Missouri River Steamboat LagerBlackfoot River Brewing Company5.604.44-
Common Take InBlackwater Draw Brewing Co.5.70-0-
Gold Rush Golden LagerBlind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant ? 3.771-
Anniversary AleBlue Cat Brew Pub6.803.583-
Duke City LagerBoese Brothers Brewery5.00-2-
Railyard Rust California CommonBosque Brewing Co.5.20-1-
Boston CommonBoston Beer Works - Canal Street5.003.634196
Common KnowledgeBottle Logic Brewing5.504.568-
SteamerBrass Castle Brewery ? -1-
Epic Steam BikeBrasserie Artisanale La Souche5.004.121-
La VéroniqueBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!4.203.382-
EncoreBrasserie du Lion à Plume4.60-1-
California Steamin'Brasserie Saint James5.003.814-
White SteamBrasserie Saint James5.203.51-
Maisel's DampfbierBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.4.903.522-
Steam BeerBrewerkz - Riverside Point5.003.8811-
West Coast SteamerBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.003.681-
Shenango Valley SteamerBrewtus Brewing Company5.10-1-
Soul CalBrewyard Beer Company5.803.491-
Steam BeerBrewzzi Italian American Bistro & Microbrewery ? 3.381-
Mal Du PaysBrooklyn Brewery5.504.425-
Jolly JohnnyBryggeri Fängelset5.001.741-
California LagerBrygghuset Finn5.003.063-
Steam Punk! Cali LagerBube's Brewery5.7041-
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