The RateBeer Guide To The

Best Beer in California, USA

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for California, USA. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.

 


TOP BEER AVAILABLE IN CALIFORNIA, USA

These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.

BrewerCountScore
1Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2796100
2AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2809100
3Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery3027100
4Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing753100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2333100
6Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2773100
7Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3639100
8Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5045100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company818100
10Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing426100
11Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel2135100
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1060100
13Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales202100
14Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey933100
15Bells HopslamBells Brewery2844100
16Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
17Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3340100
18Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1457100
19Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)459100
20Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller409100
21AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company274100
22Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company2317100
23Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3105100
24AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company26100
25Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey426100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing753100
2AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company818100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2809100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2796100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company274100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company26100
7Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company405100
9Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey426100
10Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey933100
11Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1060100
12Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing426100
13Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1457100
14Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3105100
15Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery37100
16AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company35100
17Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #6 (Highway to Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey74100
18Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey315100
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company78100
20Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey479100
21Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1253100
22Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing663100
23North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1100100
24AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Bourbon BarrelAleSmith Brewing Company511100
25AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company654100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Oktoberfest
Bakersfield 9/17/2016
Central Coast Sour Fest
Paso Robles 9/24/2016
Oktober Fiesta 2016
Upland 9/24/2016
Long Beach Craft Beer Festival
Long Beach 10/14/2016
Vegan Oktoberfest
Los Angeles 10/15/2016
Funkendank
Rohnert Park 10/22/2016
Heretic Brewing Co. AHA Rally
Fairfield 10/29/2016
Stone – Liberty Station AHA Rally
San Diego 11/12/2016
National Beer Mile – San Diego
San Diego 11/19/2016
RateBeer Best and Gathering
Santa Rosa 1/27/2017

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WHERE TO GET BEER IN CALIFORNIA, USA

Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
El Cerrito Market & Liquor
Corona (951) 951 272-1646
SideDoor
Corona Del Mar (949) 949 717-4322
The Public House - La Jolla
La Jolla () 858 551-9210
Blackwell’s Wine and Spirits
San Francisco () 415 386-9463
Palm Springs Liquor
La Mesa (619) 619 698-6887