The California common lager style was originally developed in the late 19th century by German immigrants during the Gold Rush. Wanting to make a homestyle lager, but not having the refrigeration needed to ferment at cold temperatures, they developed a special strain of lager yeast that would ferment at 60* to 64* Fahrenheit. Our Firehole Steam uses this same strain of yeast. Firehole Steam is a signature beer of Rudy Borrego and is named after the Firehole River and the steam-producing thermal features of the greater Yellowstone basin. The alcohol content is 5.2% .
FIREHOLE STEAM AWARDS
North American Brewers Fest 1999 – Bronze