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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
1AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company185100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2814100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2562100
4Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing738100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2609100
6Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4672100
7Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1716100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company757100
9Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing7999.9
10Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)15399.9
11St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij398299.9
12North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36599.9
13Prairie Pirate Bomb! Prairie Artisan Ales32499.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)86399.9
15Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey38499.9
16AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company24599.9
17Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company297099.9
18Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)260899.9
19Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company207699.9
20AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company2899.9
21Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller154799.9
22Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company225399.9
23Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing116999.9
24AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company3799.9
25Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers195199.9


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
1AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company185100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing738100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company757100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2562100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2609100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company3799.9
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company26599.9
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company2899.9
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company24599.9
10Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing116999.9
11North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36599.9
12Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey38499.9
13Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing/Lost Abbey88399.9
14Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.97899.9
15Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company38699.9
16Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing137399.9
17Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company297099.9
18Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery2299.9
19Russian River Framboise for a Cure 2013 - 2014Russian River Brewing9899.9
20Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)4499.9
21AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend with Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company3199.9
22Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing/Lost Abbey69599.9
23Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing61899.9
24North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company105099.9
25Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey103999.9


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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.
 brokensailOrange County 12362
 bhensonbWoodland 12044
 BeerandBlues2San Diego 10546


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Beer Paper LA 2nd Anniversary Party   Long Beach  5/7/2015 
Livermore Valley Craft Beer Fest   Livermore  5/9/2015 
San Francisco International Beer Festival   San Francisco  5/9/2015 
Central Valley Brewfest   Turlock   5/9/2015 
West Coast Invitational, A Craft Brewing Experience   Sacramento  5/16/2015 
Brew Rendezvous   San Diego  5/17/2015 
Summer Kick Off Craft Beer Fest   San Diego  5/23/2015 
3rd Annual Norcal Session Beer Festival   Oakland  5/23/2015 
MingleAfterWork: Craft Beer & Moonshine Tasting @ THE COPPER DOOR   Santa Ana  5/28/2015 
10 Horse Town Brew n Que Festival   Norco  5/30/2015 
11 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest 2015   Paso Robles  5/30/2015 
12 Pairing is Caring   Los Angeles  5/30/2015 
13 So Cal Brew Fest   Phoenix Club  6/20/2015 
14 Stone Sour Fest 2015   Escondido  6/28/2015 
15 2015 Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza   Mammoth Lakes  7/30/2015 
16 AHA Rally at Heretic Brewing Co.   Fairfield  10/10/2015 
17 Stone Pour It Black 2015   Escondido  10/18/2015 

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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 
Pangaea Café & Pub   Quincy  (530) 530 283-0426 
El Cerrito Market & Liquor   Corona  (951) 951 272-1646 
Whole Foods Market - Napa   Napa  () 707 224-6300 
SideDoor   Corona Del Mar  (949) 949 717-4322 
The Public House - La Jolla   La Jolla  () 858 551-9210 

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