Nothing says summer quite like enjoying a crisp CAP on a hot afternoon. Here is a CAP recipe from Fermenter’s Supply and Equipment based out of Omaha, Nebraska.
A pre-Pro lager brewed with a yeast strain reputed to come from Philly’s old Christian Schmidt Brewery. This recipe is based on one developed by award-winning homebrewer Jeff Renner and originally published in “Brewing Techniques.”
This beer takes its name from the days when beer was made in the cool climate of San Francisco on rooftops in the nineteenth century—open vessels were used to help cool the beer quickly. Steam is the beer that convinced Fritz Maytag to buy the brewery in 1965 and carry on the brewing tradition that started there in the late 1800s. It features a deep amber color and Northern Brewer hops.
Though not super hoppy, California Common is a style that shows off the aromatic power of homegrown hops very nicely.
A basic California Common (American Lager) recipe utilizing Cluster hops to provide a classic American hop character.
This American-style Light Lager won Best of Show at the 21st Annual Dixie Cup
Comrades John Donaldson and Tim White • Houston, Texas
A California Common/American Lager recipe. Recipe submitted by The Cellar Homebrew, Seattle, Washington