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 - 51 to 100 (out of 498) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Northtown NativeCinder Block Brewery5.003.417-
Big Sky Uncommon LagerWhistler Brewing Company5.003.6817-
Steam PunkNoble Rey Brewing Company5.203.3517-
Derby LagerThe Pike Brewing Company5.503.4816-
WestySun King Brewing Company6.703.9716-
Yoerg's BeerYoerg Brewing Company4.903.6615-
Lug Nut LagerSkyscraper Brewing Company5.203.091576
Summer FusionAmager Bryghus3.503.815-
Radical Road SlingshotRadical Road Brewing Co.5.003.7215-
No Pants PilsnerPontoon Brewing Company5.503.313-
Winter HazeLast Name Brewing7.103.2813-
405 Oklahoma LagerBattered Boar Brewing Company6.002.6512-
Rocket Bike American Lager (Non-4% Version)Moab Brewery5.503.712-
Carolina CommonBhramari Brewhouse5.803.5212-
Danker's TeamCellarmaker Brewing Co.6.404.1611-
Steam BeerBrewerkz - Riverside Point5.003.8811-
Gold Rush LagerSly Fox Brewing Company5.603.6611-
Washington UncommonWander Brewing5.503.8911-
Bad Attitude BootleggerBirrificio Ticinese6.943.0911-
Stratford CommonStratford Brewing Company5.003.8211-
Portsmouth California CommonPortsmouth Brewery5.503.8911-
Uncommon CowboyTown in City Brewing Co.6.004.0610-
7B California CommonBig Rock Brewery4.903.610-
UpstreamLittle Harpeth Brewing ? 3.6210-
California CommonI & I Brewing5.603.6510-
Commons AleBandwagon Brew Pub ? 3.449-
Steamee SummerOrlando Brewing Partners6.714.239-
Coffee CitizenCismontane Brewing Company6.203.699-
Dragon BladeValkyrie Brewing4.503.39-
Revisionist Californian Common Steam BeerMarston's PLC4.702.549-
Mike's CamaroLatitude 42 Brewing Company ? 3.069-
Carolina CommonBirdsong Brewing4.403.79-
Monterey CommonAlvarado Street Brewery4.803.838-
Nikolai Brewmaster’s Collection California Steam Beer Oy Sinebrychoff Ab4.702.658-
Common Ride4204 Main Street Brewing Co.5.203.668-
ContrabandBlack Market Brewing Co.5.003.768-
Chicago CommonKinslahger Brewing Company6.703.348-
VaporFaction Brewing6.003.948-
Park City SteamerMoab Brewery4.003.788-
Common KnowledgeBottle Logic Brewing5.504.568-
Uncommonly CommonAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing5.003.918-
Decadence 2016 Imperial California Common AleAleSmith Brewing Company9.503.988-
California Common Rye4204 Main Street Brewing Co.4.403.958-
Personas West Coast CommonFuggles & Warlock Craftworks5.103.848-
Red Table CommonAvery Brewing Company4.993.878-
San Francisco LagerPisgah Brewing Co.4.003.917-
Centennial SteamerDesert Edge Brewery4.003.037-
West Portal Colorado CommonBig Choice Brewing, LLC4.103.67-
Golden PawBeard & Brau4.703.077-
Lackawanna Steam LagerHorseheads Brewing Inc.6.103.737-
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