From Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver comes their “Cali Common”. A California Common is made with a lager yeast at Ale temperatures. The beer pours a straw yellow colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of citrus, grain, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of grain, caramel almost bready malts, citrus, herbal and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.3% with an IBU of 33. The California Common style is definitely a more flavourful lager and this one delivers on that promise.
Commercial Description: We call this our “gateway beer”. It is a quality craft beer that is both complex, yet accessible – brewed for the common man. This style was born on the West Coast, using lager yeast, yet fermented at ale temperatures. On the nose – subtle toasty, malt aroma, on the tongue – caramel notes, with a dry, crisp body and slight bitter finish