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steam beer

a naturally carbonated, malt-flavored beer brewed especially in the western U.S.
Origin of steam beer
First recorded in 1895-1900; named after the steamlike pressure released when the cask is tapped Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • steam beer and lager was five cents a glass and whiskey ten cents.

  • In his desperation, Daughtry hit upon an idea with which to get another schooner of steam beer.

  • On his way back to his office, one block above, he stopped at Joe Frenna's saloon and bought a pitcher of steam beer.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • As the steam beer had tasted raw, so their companionship seemed raw to him.

    Martin Eden Jack London

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