Brewyard Beer Co. is a micro-brewery in Glendale, CA owned and operated by Sherwin Antonio & Kirk Nishikawa. We specialize in a new category of Lagers called Californian “Ale’d” Lagers. The most well known of this hybrid style is the California Common (A.K.A Steam Beer).
Definition of an “Ale’d Lager”: A fermentation technique where lager yeast is fermented at higher ale-like temperatures for shorter periods of time and completely skips the lagering process. This technique most commonly applied to the California Common (A.K.A. Steam Beer) allows for a flavor profile similar to an ale but still retains a lighter finish of a traditional Lager. “Common” beers are a uniquely American/Californian Style of Lager not officially recognized by BJCP except for the Californian Common itself. Some claim that this style of beer is the only true American native style.