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 - 501 to 520 (out of 520) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Sutter County CommonSutter Buttes Brewing ? -0-
No SteamStandard Brewing Company4.80-0-
Natural Born KellerSedition Brewing Company5.00-0-
Lorton CommonsForge Brew Works5.50-0-
Good DogDenali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant ? -0-
Out On The WeekendNoble Order Brewing Company ? -0-
Sidewalk SurferTrouble Brewing5.00-0-
Ouropretana Café LagerCervejaria Ouropretana5.30-0-
Caravana California CommonRadical OH5.00-0-
Groß Lechen Dampf BierBig Lick Brewing Company5.20-0-
RJ's Steam TrunkChain O'Lakes Brewing Company4.80-0-
Double OverhandUrban Lodge Brewery & Restaurant4.80-0-
Aztec Steam BeerOshlag Brasserie & Distillerie4.00-0-
The FizzleFree Range Brewing4.20-0-
Wisconie CommonPotosi Brewing Company ? -0-
Keller SteamOut Of Town Brewing5.10-0-
Sutter StreetLockdown Brewing Company ? -0-
South Central SteamMolly Pitcher Brewing Company4.50-0-
Smuggler’s RushGananoque Brewing Company5.60-0-
Cock FeatherCalifornia Common LagerRobin Hood Brewing Co. / Home D Pizzeria4.75-0-
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