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.
Nodak Steam California Common Lager is light amber colored and medium bodied with a toasty caramel malt character. Mildly fruity with some slight hop bitterness, this one finishes extremely clean.