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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
1Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3172100
2Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4454100
3Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1676100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company711100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2505100
6AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2426100
7Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing709100
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2455100
9Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers185599.9
10Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing134899.9
11Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller144899.9
12Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing5199.9
13Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company218099.9
14Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing113699.9
15St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij380999.9
16Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91999.9
17Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers90399.9
18Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company203499.9
19Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)79199.9
20Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company109199.9
21Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Cognac Edition)Mikkeller28299.9
22Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery140899.9
23Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon BarrelsStone Brewing Company34899.9
24Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey84399.9
25AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company16899.9


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 Brewing709100
2AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company711100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2426100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2505100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company16899.9
6AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company20799.9
7AleSmith Speedway Stout (Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company23099.9
8Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing113699.9
9North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company34099.9
10Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey36199.9
11Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey84399.9
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91999.9
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon BarrelsStone Brewing Company34899.9
14Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing134899.9
15Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company289999.9
16Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing/Lost Abbey63999.9
17Lost Abbey The Angels Share Grand CruPort Brewing/Lost Abbey21099.9
18Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing/Lost Abbey43999.9
19Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing60199.9
20North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company100299.9
21Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey100299.9
22AleSmith Wee Heavy Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company45399.9
23AleSmith Old Numbskull (Bourbon Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company59699.9
24AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company191399.9
25North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company374699.9


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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 11260
 brokensailOrange County 11089
GT2 GT2San Diego County  8510


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
The Festival 2014    Los Angeles  11/8/2014 
The Festival 2014: Los Angeles Edition   San Pedro  11/8/2014 
Stone Brewing Tap Takeover!   Kenwood  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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