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Young Lions California Common

Born out of necessity and True Grit, the California Common (Steam Beer) was the daily bread of bone-weary and ever hopeful gold rushers. A pale amber lager loaded with Northern Brewer hops and a uniquely expressive lager yeast, these fine beers embody the ingenuity and gumption necessary to make it out West. Typified by the beloved Anchor Steam Beer, that for 127 years left the locals wondering if the fog was coming from the bay, or the brewery.

Young Lions

Our Young Lions series of beers are all conceived, created and crafted by the next generation of brewers at Hoyne. Brewmaster Sean Hoyne lends his experience and knowledge to help them experiment with the art of brewing craft beer – much in the same way that Frank Appleton shared his experience with Sean.

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Beer Type

California Common


Limited Release







Available Formats

Kegs 50L / 20L
Growlers 2L / 1L
Cans 355ml


Our take on this storied brew balances malty notes of toasted bread and caramel with the pleasantly bitter and unique minty character of Northern Brewer hops.

Featured Malts

Domestic Pale AleMunich and Crystal Malts

Featured Hops

Northern Brewer