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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 StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2373100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2448100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing704100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company683100
5Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1652100
6Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4359100
7Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3078100
8Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing132499.9
9Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey35199.9
10Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company285499.9
11Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76299.9
12North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company31699.9
13Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing111299.9
14Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Cognac Edition)Mikkeller26799.9
15Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery138999.9
16Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel185399.9
17Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon BarrelsStone Brewing Company33099.9
18AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company19499.9
19Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company216799.9
20Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company198699.9
21Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers86899.9
22Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel en Fût de Bourbon AméricainDieu du Ciel21599.9
23AleSmith Speedway Stout (Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company22799.9
24St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij372899.9
25Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.90599.9


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 Brewing704100
2AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company683100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2373100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2448100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company16199.9
6AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company19499.9
7AleSmith Speedway Stout (Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company22799.9
8Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing111299.9
9North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company31699.9
10Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey35199.9
11Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey83399.9
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.90599.9
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon BarrelsStone Brewing Company33099.9
14Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing132499.9
15Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company285499.9
16Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing/Lost Abbey61699.9
17Lost Abbey The Angel’s Share Grand CruPort Brewing/Lost Abbey20799.9
18Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing/Lost Abbey42699.9
19Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing59099.9
20North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company99399.9
21Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey97699.9
22AleSmith Wee Heavy Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company43499.9
23AleSmith Old Numbskull (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company58499.9
24AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company188099.9
25North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company369099.9


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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 10764
 brokensailOrange County 10640
GT2 GT2San Diego County  8270


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Heroes Brew Craft Beer Festival   San Diego  7/26/2014 
AleSmith 2014 Reserve Series Release Party: Vietnamese Speedway & Barrel Aged Old Numbskull   San Diego  7/26/2014 
Mocha Machine Porter Bottle Release   Long Beach  7/29/2014 
Beer Camp Across America - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing Edition   Long Beach  7/30/2014 
Steingarten LA Dogfish Head tap Takeover!   Los angeles  7/31/2014 
Lost Coast Steal The Glass Thursdays   sacramento  7/31/2014 
KraftBrew   San Jose  8/2/2014 
Tahoe Mountain Steal The Glass Thursdays   sacramento  8/7/2014 
15th Annual Belgian Beer Festival Part II   Pasadena  8/9/2014 
10 The Full Pint 7th Anniversary Celebration   San Diego  8/9/2014 
11 Cheers to Charity - Wine, Craft Beer and Food Event   Tehachapi  8/9/2014 
12 Cheers to Charity - Wine, Craft Beer and Food Event   Tehachapi  8/9/2014 
13 Enegren Brewing Three Year Anniversary   Moorpark  8/9/2014 
14 Blue Palms 6th Anniversary Party   Los Angeles  8/10/2014 
15 Deschutes Brewing CO. Steal The Glass Thursdays   sacramento  8/14/2014 
16 Timmermans Steal The Glass Thursdays   sacramento  8/21/2014 
17 Taste of Brews Long Beach   Long Beach  8/23/2014 
18 4th Annual Taste of Brews Long Beach   Long Beach  8/23/2014 
19 11st annual Hops in Humboldt   Fortuna  8/23/2014 
20 Weihenstephaner The Glass Thursdays   sacramento  8/28/2014 

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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 
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 
Park Place Liquor   Coronado  () 619 435-0116 

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