California Common, True to Style Mini-Mash Recipe Kit

MSRP: $44.95
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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 thisstyle. 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!


BJCP: OG: 1.048-1.05FG: 1.011-1.01IBU: 30-45 SRM: 10-1ABV: 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
    California Common

    Posted by Benson Family on 24th Apr 2019

    We finished this brew in time for the last family gathering and it was a big hit! We love the depth and flavor and will definitely add it to our list to repeat! (once we finish trying all of the great options on your site!) I'm already mourning the thought of it running out!