California Common, True to Style All Grain Recipe Kit

MSRP: $29.95
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During the gold rush in California, California common, or “steam beer,” was the beer of choice for the working class. Because it was preferred by so many, there were quite a few breweries producing this style. In Fact, there was 25 breweries in San Francisco alone producing this style. This beer was brewed for over 100 years. Over time steam beer fell out of favor and almost completely disappeared. By 1965, the Anchor Brewery of San Francisco was the only brewery still brewing this style. If it was not for the efforts of Fritz Maytag buying the brewery in 1965, this style very well could have disappeared completely.

New to Brewing or just need a refresher?  Check out our "New To Brewing Guide"  for easy to follow instructions for extract or all grain brewing!

Recipe and instructions for the True to Style California Common, Click Here!




BJCP: OG: 1.048-1.054 FG: 1.011-1.014 IBU: 30-45 SRM: 10-14 ABV: 4.5-5.5%

When you buy this Extract Kit it will include:

  • All the grains and hops needed to brew 
  • A grain bag
  • A hop bag

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  • 5
    Excellent beer!

    Posted by Justin B on 30th Mar 2020

    Although I've never had a California common or steam beer, so I have nothing to compare this to, i really enjoyed how this beer turned out. I used the Imperial Cablecar yeast, and it did not disappoint. The result was a dark amber like beer with a nice hop bitterness - but not too bitter. Overall another excellent tasting beer from Kegconnection.

  • 5
    Excellent packaging very well explain

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd May 2018

    Packaging was excellent, very professional, all very well explained. Will buy again