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California Common / Steam Beer

Description:
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 - 201 to 250 (out of 444) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
North Country CommonAusable Brewing Co.5.20-2-
Steam HammerChurch Brew Works5.003.82-
Maisel's DampfbierBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.4.903.522-
Northwinds Kingpin Steam BeerNorthwinds Brewery5.30-2-
Caliente CommonRocky Point Artisan Brewers5.003.532-
La VéroniqueBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!4.203.382-
Last Chance LagerSweetwater Tavern & Brewery5.603.672-
Steam BeerL'Amère à Boire ? 3.882-
Red Rock SteamerRed Rock Brewing Company4.003.542-
Greenfield Village Steam StationMotor City Brewing Works ? 3.712-
Steam TrainBarley John's Brew Pub5.903.132-
DampenKinn Bryggeri AS4.703.832-
The Commoner - California CommonBarbarian Brewing5.103.562-
TranscontinentalSaint Benjamin Brewing Company5.60-2-
Yalobusha Mississippi BeerLaitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas5.003.372-
Tavern AleAmos Howard's Brew Pub ? 3.752-
Plow To Pint: Maple California CommonUrban Growler5.50-2-
Gadds' Common ConspiracyRamsgate Brewery4.503.292-
9-0-Brew-1-0Crooked Ladder Brewing Company4.703.952-
Colorado ImmigrantGrist Brewing Company5.00-2-
Chicago CommonKinslahger Brewing Company6.70-2-
Proud MaryPinglehead Brewing Co. / Brewer's Pizza5.503.882-
Crystal KushTwo Kilts Brewing Co.5.204.052-
Pour Man's BrooCB Craft Brewers5.203.512-
Little ChickenHenHouse Brewing5.103.312-
Duke City LagerBoese Brothers Brewery5.00-2-
CaliforniationRurban Brewing5.004.022-
The RugglesTractor Brewing Co.4.4032-
DampfbierDESTIHL Brewery4.803.512-
SteamTurtle Mountain Brewing Company6.003.882-
California SunBirrificio Del Ducato4.503.122-
Dry Hopped Steam PunkNoble Rey Brewing Company5.50-2-
StirlingLa Nébuleuse5.30-2-
Ringneck Stanley SteamerThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works ? 3.832-
Personas West Coast CommonFuggles & Warlock Craftworks5.103.982-
Grimskunk Skunk PunkHopEra5.003.352-
California CommonCarlyle Brewing Co.4.303.912-
DescomunalLúdica Artesanal Cervecería5.004.082-
Grand Esteemer San Francisco LagerThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub5.003.872-
100s Of PeachcotsBeryl's Beer Company ? -2-
Smoked Paprika & Lemon California CommonQuantum Brewing Co5.303.562-
Rural People's Common LagerLinden Street Brewery5.504.342-
Kentucky Common (collab. W/ BBC)Great Flood Brewing Company4.80-2-
Esteemed BeerTriumph Brewing Company ? 3.912-
CT Uncommon AleBlack Pond Brews5.10-2-
Toothless ProspectorSituation Brewing4.803.762-
Comptche LoggerUkiah Brewing Co.5.003.982-
Steam BeerHigh Desert Brewing Company5.803.442-
SMaSH Series: DumphoundedThe Dayton Beer Company4.702.132-
STrEAMLake Placid Craft Brewing Company ? 4.462-
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