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RateBeer's 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.

 


BEST BEERS 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.
NAMEBREWERRATINGSSCORE
1Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing705100
2Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3120100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4391100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2465100
5Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1661100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company694100
7Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2436100
8AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2398100
9Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91399.9
10Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery139799.9
11Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey35499.9
12Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing112299.9
13Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel187399.9
14Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company105699.9
15Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company201199.9
16Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company216999.9
17Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller141899.9
18Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing133599.9
19Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey83499.9
20North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company32099.9
21Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel en Fût de Bourbon AméricainDieu du Ciel22999.9
22Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company287099.9
23Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers88199.9
24AleSmith Speedway Stout (Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company22899.9
25AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company19799.9


BEST BEERS BREWED IN CALIFORNIA, USA


These are the best beers, as rated by RateBeerians everywhere, that are brewed by the brewers of this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
NAMEBREWERRATINGSSCORE
1Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing705100
2AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company694100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2398100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2465100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company16599.9
6AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company19799.9
7AleSmith Speedway Stout (Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company22899.9
8Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing112299.9
9North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company32099.9
10Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey35499.9
11Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey83499.9
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91399.9
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon BarrelsStone Brewing Company33599.9
14Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing133599.9
15Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company287099.9
16Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing/Lost Abbey62499.9
17Lost Abbey The Angel’s Share Grand CruPort Brewing/Lost Abbey21099.9
18Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing/Lost Abbey43299.9
19Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing59899.9
20North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company99899.9
21Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey99399.9
22AleSmith Wee Heavy Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company44099.9
23AleSmith Old Numbskull (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company58999.9
24AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company189699.9
25North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company371499.9


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TOP REGIONAL RATEBEERIANS


A list of the RateBeerians from this area with the most beer ratings. These are great people to contact to better get to know beer in this area.
 bhensonbWoodland 10950
 brokensailOrange County 10795
GT2 GT2San Diego County  8380


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Hop Heads and Dreads   Valley Center  8/31/2014 
18th Anniversary Celebration   Pasadena  9/1/2014 
The 3rd Annual San Francisco Lawn Party   San Francisco  9/6/2014 
Inaugural San Diego Brewers Guild Golf Tournament   San Diego  9/12/2014 
Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival   Petaluma  9/13/2014 
Mother of All Stone Tap Takeovers   Burbank  9/18/2014 
CA BrewMasters Book Signing & Drake’s IPA Collab Tapping   Long Beach  9/18/2014 
CA BrewMasters Book Signing & Drake’s IPA Collab Tapping   Long Beach  9/18/2014 
The 9th Annual Woodshop Tasting    San Diego  9/20/2014 
10 Zwanze Day 2014 at Beachwood BBQ   Seal Beach  9/20/2014 
11 CASKFORCE   Long Beach  9/21/2014 
12 San Diego Cheese and Beer Festival   San Diego  9/27/2014 
13 Inland Southern California Brewers Guild Beer Fest   Riverside  9/27/2014 
14 Clayton Oktoberfest   Clayton  10/4/2014 
15 World’s First Vegan Oktoberfest    Santa Monica  10/4/2014 
16 Taste of Brews Oktoberfest   Corona  10/4/2014 
17 Oktober Fiesta   Upland  10/11/2014 
18 LA Beer Festival Fall Edition   Los Angeles  10/18/2014 
19 Stone Pour It Black   Escondido  10/19/2014 
20 The Festival 2014    Los Angeles  11/8/2014 

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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.
  Place  City  Phone 
Perdition Smokehouse & Beergarden   Berkeley  () 510-900-5858 
El Cerrito Market & Liquor   Corona  (951) 951 272-1646 
Pangaea Café & Pub   Quincy  (530) 530 283-0426 
Whole Foods Market - Napa   Napa  () 707 224-6300 
SideDoor   Corona Del Mar  (949) 949 717-4322 

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