Recipe Kit - 5 Gallon Extract - California Common Ale

  • Sale
  • Regular price $ 52.99
  • 5 available
Shipping calculated at checkout.


The California Common, or Steam Beer, is a hybrid style unique to the US. It's usually brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer (ale-like) temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800's in California when refrigeration was a great luxury. At the time, brewers had to improvise to cool the beer down, so shallow fermenters were used. In a way, the lager yeast was trained to ferment quicker at warmer temperatures. Today's examples are light amber to tawny red in color, medium bodied, and possess a malty character. Some mildly fruitiness along with an herbal yet assertive hop bitterness are also typical.

Batch Size: 5 Gal.  |  Recipe Type: Extract  | Brew Time: 3 Hrs  |  OG: 1.054  |  Alc. By Vol. 5.0%  | IBU: 41

This kit contains all the ingredients you'll need to brew your own 5 gallon California Common Ale.

*Please Note: This kit only includes the recipe ingredients. Equipment sold separately.