California Common / Steam Beer

This lager uses a lager yeast that ferments at warmer temperatures normally associated with ale yeast - a method first pioneered back in the 1800s in California. The term "Steam Beer" is trademarked by the Anchor Brewing Company (who produced the first Steam Beer) and so the official style name is California Common.

Ranging in color from light amber to copper, the style features a caramel malt backbone, moderate to assertive hop bitterness and flavor, and subtle fruit flavors from the particular yeast strain and fermentation temperature used.

Best served cool, 46-54 degrees, and in a pint glass, pilsner glass, or beer mug.

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