Formerly brewed at Schooners Grille & Brewery
This is a California Common Lager and can essentially be thought of as a "Pale Ale" Lager. Although lager yeast are used, it is brewed at warmer ale like temperatures and showcases Northern Brewer Hops and a distinct caramel malt character. This style of beer was popularized by Anchor Steam of San Francisco. The owner of Anchor Steam, Fritz Maytag, subsequently trademarked the use of the word "steam" to describe this style of beer. Now the rest of the world must refer to their versions as a "California Common".