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What is California Common?

Aka Steam Beer - a lager fermented at warmer temperatures than normal
Style originally created during the Gold Rush, when smaller fermenters were used to keep the fermentation temperature down (no refrigeration).


Three California Common

Anchor Steam Beer (Anchor Brewing Company, SF)
Dorothy's New World Lager (Topping Goliath, IA)
Columbia Common (Widmer Brothers, Portland OR)


What is a Pilsner?

Originally brewed in the Bohemian town of Pilsen.
Light straw to golden, crisp, spicy, citrus; German styles tend to be more bitter than others.
Saaz hops
ABV 4-5.5%


Three Czech/Style Pilsners

Lagunitas PILS (Petaluma)
Staropramen (Czech)
Pilsner Urquell (Czech)


Three German/Style Pilsners

Jever (Germany)
Radeberger (Germany)
Victory Prima Pils (PA)
Left Hand Polestar (CO)


What is a Bock?

Stronger than a typical lager; requires extra months of lagering to smooth out the brew. Often seen with a goat on the label. Origin in Einbeck (Saxony) in the 13th century; now more associated with Munich.
Malty, dark amber to brown. Generally lightly hopped.
ABV 5.5-7.5%


Two Bocks

Einbecker Ur-Bock (Germany - original?)
Schell's Bock (August Schell, MN)


What is Doppelbock?

Bock (strong lager) with more malt and higher alcohol.
Darker in color than a regular bock; may have cocolate or roasted characters.
ABV 6.5-9%


Two Doppelbocks

Paulaner Salvator (GER - original style)
Spaten Optimator (GER)
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (PA)


What is Eisbock?

Created by freezing off a portion of the water and removing it from the beer to concentrated the body, flavor, and alcohol.
Huge range of colors and flavors; generally very heavy/syrupy body, lots of malt.
Serve in Flute/Snifter
ABV 9-15%


Two Eisbocks

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock (GER)
Redhook Eisbock 28 (NH)


What is Maibock?

Also called Helles Bock ("light bock," referring to color). More significant hopping than a traditional bock.
Traditionally served in the spring.
ABV 5.7-8%


Two Maibocks

Rogue Dead Guy Ale (OR)
Hofbräu Maibock (GER)


What is Märzen?

Beer brewed in March (Märzen), brewed at higher gravity to keep through the spring and summer.
Full-bodied, rich, toasty, dark copper in color
ABV 4-7%


Three Märzen

Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen (GER)
Spaten Oktoberfestbier Ur-Märzen (GER)
Left Hand Oktoberfest (CO)
Victory Festbier (PA)


What is Vienna Style?

Brewed using a 3-step decocotion boilling process. Munich, Pilsener, Vienna toasted and Dextrin malts are used, as well as wheat.
Subtle hops, crisp, residual sweetness. International examples include Sam Adams Boston Lager, Dos Equis, Negra Modelo.


Three Vienna Style

Sam Adams Boston Lager, Dos Equis Amber, Negra Modelo
Leinenkugel's Red (WI)
Abita Amber (LA)


What is Dortmunder?

A style of lager made famous in Dortmund; classic, clean lager character, sans the flowery aromas of Pilsener. Very dry. Generally higher in alcohol than Pilsener as well.
ABV 4-6%


Two Dortmunders

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold (OH)
Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier (GER)


What is Schwartzbier?

"Black beer." Looks like a stout, drinks like a lager.


Two Schwartzbier

Köstrizer (GER)
Kloster Mönchshof (Franken)
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager (OR)


What is Munich Helles?

Pioneered by Spaten in 1894; also known as Munich Original Lager. Similar in character to bright, spicy, Czech lagers, but more subdued and balanced with malt.
ABV 4-6%


Two Hellesbier

Spaten Münchner Hell
Weihenstephaner Original
Victory Helles Lager (PA)
Where the Helles Summer? (Southern Tier)


What is Munich Dunkel?

"Dark Lager." First beer to be regulated by the Rheinheitsgebot. Fuller bodied, ruby in color, moderate bitterness. Ususally brewed with Tettnang and Hallertau.
ABV 4-6%


Two Dunkel

Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel
König Ludwig Dunkel (most popular in Germany?)
Harpoon Dark (MA)


What is Pale Lager?

Sometimes referred to as "all-malt," brewed with a broader depth of malt flavor and moderate bitterness.
ABV 4-6%


Two Pale Lagers

Full Sail Session Lager (OR)
Bell's Lager of the Lakes (MI)
Kirin Ichiban (Japan)


What is Kvass?

A rye (or ther grain based) -based Russian beer usually fermented with sugars, birch sap, berries, and other fruits - basically, you ferment whatever is around with baker's yeast. Very ancient style of brewing. Kvass means "leaven." Very low in alcohol.
ABV .4-2.5%


A Kvass

Ochakovskiy Kvass (Ochakovo, Russia)


What is Rauchbier?

A German style of lager made with malts that are dried over an open fire of beechwood. Smoky, spicy, assertive. Origins in Bamberg, Franken.
Other styles of Smoked Beer exist, whether peat-fired or otherwise.
ABV 4-7%


Two types of Rauchbier and two soked beers

Schlenkerla Rauchbier (in Märzen, Urbock, Weizen, Fastenbier (unfiltered))
Le Trou du Diable Punkrauch (Quebec)
Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier (MA)
Victory Scarlet Fire Rauchbier (PA)


What is Kellerbier?

An unfiltered and unpasteurized German lager dating to the middle ages. Matured in open casks.
Smooth, naturally cloudy, rich in vitamins. Hop bitterness may be high. Originates in Franken. Often served in ceramic mugs.
ABV: 4-7%


A Kellerbier

St. Georgenbräu


What is Happoshu?

A japanese product wherein the malt ratio is less than 67%. Also applies to any product produced from any ingredients other than malt, hops, rice, corn, kaoliang (sorghum), potato, starch, or sugar.
Cheaper than beer in Japan because it is taxed less. Produced by breweries.
ABV 4-7%


One Happoshu

Clear Asahi


Two Japanese Rice Lagers

Sapporo Premium
Asahi Super Dry
Kirin Lager

Cut with rice. Not gluten free.


Two American Amber/Red Lagers

Yuengling Traditional Lager (PA)
Brooklyn Lager (NY)


Two American Double/Imperial Pilsners

Dogfish Head My Antonia (DE)
Lagunitas Imperial PILS (SF)


Three European Pale Lagers

Stella Artois (Belgium)
Harp (Ireland)
Kronenbourg 1664 (France)
Moretti (Italy)