This style of beer was first brewed in the Californian gold rush days to slake the thirst of miners. Originally known as Steam Beer it is one of the few styles native to North America. The term ‘steam beer’ has since been trademarked by a brewing company and so the style is now known as California Common. This is a fascinating style which originated in the mid to late 1800’s where a lack of refrigeration meant that lager beer was fermented at high temperatures resulting in a distinct flavour profile. We have brewed this beer using our own modern interpretation of the original techniques used.