Schwarzbier ("shvahrts-beer"), is simply German for black beer. It doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily heavy or light in body, although they tend to lean towards light. Unlike other dark beers, like porters or stouts, they are not overly bitter with burnt and roasted malt characteristics that the others tend to depend on. Instead, hops are used for a good portion of the bitterness. Very refreshing and soul lifting beers, they also make a great alternative for the Winter. Especially when you are looking for a lighter beer, but one with depth of colour and taste.

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Name Brewery < ABV Avg Ratings Bros
S1nist0r Black Ale10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.703.59227-
Salute Your Schwartz10 Barrel Brewing Co.5.403.561-
Schwarzberry13 Virtues Brewing Co.5.804.081-
Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.504.08131-
3 Ravens Schwarz Dark Lager3 Ravens Brewing6.303.51-
33 Acres Of Darkness33 Acres Brewing Co.5.003.9627-
4 Pines From Darkness Schwarzbier4 Pines Brewing Company4.303.431-
Minoh Dark LagerA.J.I. Beer Inc5.004.013-
Dark OaK Plum WeitschmerzAardwolf Brewing Company5.304.171-
Siegburger SchwarzbierAbteibrauerei Siegburger Brauhaus - FritzAle ? 4.51-
SchwarzbierAdventure Brewing Company4.503.491-
Afanasy Eksperimentalnoe Temnoe LegkoeAfanasy Pivo (Brau Service)4.503.42-
Who Schwarted?Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse5.103.743-
I'll Be BlackAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse5.7042-
Schlaffen Zum FünftennAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse5.604.113-
The RebellionAgrarian Ales5.404.061-
Alaskan SchwarzbierAlaskan Brewing Co. ? 41-
Small HandsAllentown Brew Works5.203.768-
Double HornAlsteka4.004.021-
Altenburger SchwarzeAltenburger Brauerei GmbH4.903.51-
Kauerndorfer SchwarzeAltenburger Brauerei GmbH5.002.781-
Amadeus SchwartzbierAmadeus Hausbräu4.903.362-
Schwarz BierAmos Howard's Brew Pub ? 4.324-
SchwarzbierAngel City Brewery4.603.345-
Black LagerAngel City Brewery4.803.542-
Bohemia EscuraAntarctica (Companhia Brasileira De Bebidas)5.002.9824-
Niksicko TamnoApatinska Pivara A.D.6.203.1824-
Schwartz BierAppalachian Brewing Company ? 3.032-
SchwarzbierAppalachian Brewing Company5.004.151-
Black LagerAppalachian Brewing Company5.20-0-
Herzog Der SchwarzeArnsteiner Brauerei Max Bender5.20-0-
Dark HelmetArtifex Brewing Company5.003.772-
Hello Darkness My Old FriendArts District Brewing Co.4.303.671-
Smoked Black LagerAsbury Park Brewery4.704.251-
Cascadian Dark Lager (CDL)Aslan Brewing Company6.503.073-
Resavlt Black Beer (Mountain Princess)Aspera Brauerei Riese6.003.611-
Ruta Maya DarkAtwater Brewery5.504.1123-
Chimney Sweet With Cocoa NibsAugust Schell Brewing Company ? 4.088-
August Schell SchwarzbierAugust Schell Brewing Company ? -0-
Augusta SchwarzbierAugusta Brewing Company5.403.791-
Lighten Up, FrancisAustin Beer Garden Brewing Co.5.403.672-
Black ThunderAustin Beerworks5.203.71219-
SuccinctAustin Street Brewery4.903.849-
The Dark LagerAustralian Hotel & Brewery5.20-0-
ArboladoAZU Restaurant & Ojai Valley Brewery5.60-0-
SchwarzbierB-52 Brewing Co.4.304.2211-
Black LagerBaa Baa Brewhouse ? 3.791-
Blackfin LagerBabe's Bar-B-Que And Brewery4.803.3110-
Black Cat LagerBack Alley Brewery5.7031-
Black HabitBack Pew Brewing Company5.303.35-
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