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 - 201 to 250 (out of 585) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
CalicoBenelux Brasserie Artisanale4.9033.6
HavocBuzzards Bay Brewing5.6033.98
Steamy Cream California Common AleWhitstran Brewing Company4.4033.07
LocalmotiveStrong Brewing Company5.6033.67
Duke City LagerBoese Brothers Brewery5.0033.61
Horses on the Half ShellBroomtail Craft Brewery4.9034.34
Merrimack SteamerMoab Brewery4.0033.73
1849New Glory Craft Brewery5.0033.41
This OneStray Dog Brewing ? 33.19
Orbital OutrageWarped Brewing Company5.3032.5
Common DenominatorMan Skirt Brewing5.2033.57
SteamerOslo Mikrobryggeri4.5033.78
Steam LagerRedwell Brewing4.6033.56
'Armenia White' Steam BeerFlying Goose Brew Pub & Grille5.6033.58
California CommonOl' Republic Brewery5.8033.32
Self EsteemFreetail Brewing Company4.4033.82
Steam EngineFiretrucker Brewery4.2033.82
Toothless ProspectorSituation Brewing4.8033.75
CommonwealthCaboose Brewing Co.6.2033.62
Beery McBeerface Short's Brewing Company8.4023.99
California CommonCatawba Brewing Co.5.5024.02
Union StationCornerstone Brewing Company6.0024.39
Indajani California CommonCervecería Indajani5.0024.02
bricktoberfestBrickHouse Brewery5.0024.2
Jewel City CommonBrewyard Beer Company5.8023.86
Steam HammerChurch Brew Works5.0023.8
Maisel's DampfbierBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.4.9023.89
CommonHigh Line Brewing4.9023
Headwall DampfbierBench Creek Brewing5.5023.55
Chase The GrainBlack Flag Brewing Company5.4023.12
Caliente CommonRocky Point Artisan Brewers (RPAB)5.0023.53
La VéroniqueBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!4.2023.38
Pond SurferTown Square Brewing Co.5.3023.99
Common Harvest LagerHoots Roller Bar & Beer Co.5.5023.8
Last Chance LagerSweetwater Tavern & Brewery5.6023.89
Gammie California Steam AleHammond River Brewing5.3023.76
Verticality #3Lupulin Brewing5.0023.79
Steam BeerL'Amère à Boire ? 23.88
Red Rock SteamerRed Rock Brewing Company4.0023.71
Steam TrainBarley John's Brew Pub5.9023.12
The Commoner - California CommonBarbarian Brewing5.1023.56
Chinook CommonWet Coast Brewing Company5.7023.73
Pier 314Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten5.5023.51
Tavern AleAmos Howard's Brew Pub ? 23.75
Alberta CommonTroubled Monk Brewery5.4023.74
Painted FortuneBhramari Brewing Co5.2023.8
Plow To Pint: Maple California CommonUrban Growler5.5023.02
Gadds' Common ConspiracyRamsgate Brewery4.5023.55
9-0-Brew-1-0Crooked Ladder Brewing Company4.7023.88
Proud MaryPinglehead Brewing Co. / Brewer's Pizza5.5023.88
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