Inspired by the 19th Century “California Common” style (once known as “steam” beers, but that term is now trademarked by a brewery in San Francisco). Brewed with traditional American Cluster hops (rather than the minty-pine Northern Brewer hops used in a California Common).
Pairs very nicely with Korean barbecue, Mexican dishes, burgers, even fish. Yes, salads. Desserts? No.