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.
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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
- 1 Whirlfloc Tablet for clarifying
- A grain bag
- A Free promotional Beer sign for the California Common to hang on your wall at home!
- A hop bag
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