Beers We’re Brewing

Brewyard Beer Co. is a micro-brewery in Glendale, California specializing in a new category of Lagers known as “Common” Lagers. The only officially recognized beer of this hybrid style is the California Common (A.K.A Steam Beer).

What is a “Common” Lager?:  It’s a beer that is fermented with lager yeast at higher ale-like temperatures for shorter periods of time and completely skips the lagering process.  This brewing technique allows for a flavor profile similar to an ale but still retains a lighter finish of a traditional Lager.  We like to call them “California Lagers” or “Ale’d Lagers” for short .

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    • Sunday Morning

      Blonde Common Lager

      The easiest, most drinkable yet flavorful light beer you will find. This beer provides a better craft beer alternative for those that prefer standard American Lagers. The clean crisp lager finish truly serves as a canvas to bring out the 100% malted barley grain build and our unique “Common” flavor profile. 5.5% ABV

    • Sunday Morning Joe

      Blonde Common Lager w/ Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Coffee

      The easiest, most drinkable yet flavorful Blonde Coffee beer you will find. The clean crisp lager finish allows the beautifully rich Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee aroma and flavor to really stand front and center. 5.5% ABV

    • Imposter Syndrome

      India Pale Common Lager (IPL)

      A cross between a n IPL and an IPA. Although still flavorful, the subtleties of three types of hops (Chinook, Cascade & Columbus) shine through because of the lighter and more drinkable Common lager base. It’s a new hybrid beer style of its own that any hophead will enjoy. 5.9% ABV

    • Perky DIPL

      Double India Pale Common Lager (DIPL)

      A cross between a DIPL and a DIPA. Although still flavorful, the subtleties of three types of north western hops (Chinook, Cascade & Columbus) shine through because of the lighter and more drinkable Common lager backbone. It’s a new hybrid beer style of its own that any hophead will enjoy. 10.2% ABV

    • Juicy Lies IPA

      Juicy Lies IPA

      The Mandarina Bavaria, Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops give this light IPA a refreshing citrusy flavor and pronounced hop finish. Perfect for the hot Los Angeles climate.  6.0% ABV

    • Jewel City Common

      California Common

      Gold Medal - CA State Fair Commercial Beer Competition / Silver Medal - SD International Commercial Beer Competition

      A uniquely Californian beer style that was created out of necessity (due to lack of proper refrigeration) in the 1850’s during the California Gold Rush. Deep amber in color, hints of toast and caramel maltiness with an assertive earthy hoppy bitterness. Definitely one for you amber beer lovers! This is our very first Award Winning Beer and the inspiration for our entire line-up of Commons!!! 5.8%ABV

    • Loch Ness Maltster *New*

      Scottish Lager

      Inspired by the Scottish Ale, this beer traditionally goes through a long boil in the kettle for a caramelization of the wort. This produces a deep copper to brown colored brew. Scottish Lagers have a beautifully pronounced honey and caramel malt flavor.  5.0%ABV

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    • The Smoking Redhead

      Smoked Irish Red Common Lager

      Lightly smoked with smoked barley, this well-rounded Irish Red has a pleasantly toasted malt character. The lighter common lager finish allows all these flavors to take front stage while still providing for a more drinkable beer. 6.1% ABV

    • Black Sunrise

      Black Common Lager

      Based on a German-style Schwarzbier but "Common-ized". This beer is black as night with a mildly roasted chocolate flavor and a nice clean finish that doesn’t overpower the palate. Non-dark beer drinkers should give this one a chance. Prost! 5.4% ABV

    • Love Affair Witbier

      Belgian Wit w/ Tangerines

      Light Belgian style ale, slightly cloudy in appearance due to a high level of wheat and rolled oats used in the mash.  Spiced with coriander and tangerines to give it a nice crisp citrus finish.  5.4% ABV

    • Ready to Mingle

      Belgian Single w/ Calamansi Fruit

      Referred to as an Enkel ("Single" in Dutch) or Patersbier ("Fathers Beer") the Belgian single is the "lawnmower" beer of the Belgian Monks. The addition of 30lbs of fresh Calamansi (Filipino citrus lime fruit) gives this light belgian a refreshing citrus lime finish reminiscent of citrusy sour beers.  5.0% ABV

    • Tropico

      Belgian Saison w/ Passion Fruit

      A nice balance of light spice and tropical fruit notes from Belgian yeast and the addition of passion fruit during fermentation. This beer originated from one of our first homebrew recipes. 6.9% ABV

    • Everything Nice

      Maple Cinnamon Belgian Ale

      This Belgian ale is brewed with maple syrup and cinnamon sticks to give it a nice balance of sugar and spice...get it?  We call it “The French Toast Beer” for short. 6.6%ABV

    • Cat’z Pajamas

      Belgian Dubbel

      A rich malty beer with a spicy and mild alcoholic characteristics. Slight dark fruit aromas and flavors complemented by light hop bitterness and no lingering hop flavors.
      8.7% ABV

    • Hef YOU!!!

      Hoppy Hefeweizen

      A south German style of wheat beer (weissbier) made with a typical ratio of 50:50, or even higher, wheat and uses a yeast that produces unique phenolic flavors of light banana and cloves with an often dry and tart edge, some spiciness, bubblegum or notes of apples. Unlike most Hefes, this beer has a strong but balanced tropical fruity hop bitterness using New Zealand Motueka and Pacifica Hops. The "Hefe" prefix means "with yeast", hence the beers unfiltered and cloudy appearance.  5.5% ABV