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.

 


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
1Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2878100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2723100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4925100
4Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing747100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2147100
6AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2719100
7Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company728100
83 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen377100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company803100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company198100
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company109100
12Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company229199.9
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)103299.9
14Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company326799.9
15Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller39499.9
16Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery3399.9
17Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery156299.9
18AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company36299.9
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company2499.9
20Bells HopslamBells Brewery278099.9
21Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company305999.9
22Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel207899.9
23Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company41599.9
24Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey41799.9
25AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company26399.9


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 Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company109100
2AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company198100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing747100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company803100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2719100
6Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2723100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company2499.9
8Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery3399.9
9Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)5299.9
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company36299.9
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company26399.9
12North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company37899.9
13Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey41799.9
14Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)103299.9
15Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company41599.9
16Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing143499.9
17Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company305999.9
18AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company12199.9
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend with Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company3499.9
20Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #6 (Highway to Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey7199.9
21AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company7699.9
22Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey47499.9
23Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing122399.9
24Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing65199.9
25Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey91299.9


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.

 
brokensail
San Leandro
 14530
 
bhensonb
Woodland
 13209
 
BeerandBlues2
San Diego
 11471


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
7th Annual Brewbies Festival
Oceanside 2/13/2016
Noble Ale Works 5th Anniversary
Anaheim 2/20/2016
6th annual Capitol Beer Fest
Sacramento 3/6/2016
Tapped Brew Fest Fresno
Fresno 3/12/2016
Battle of the Brews
Santa Rosa 4/9/2016
Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
Martinez 4/16/2016
2016 Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
Martinez 4/16/2016
Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival 2016
Paso Robles 6/4/2016
Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival
Norco 6/4/2016

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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
Far Bar
Los Angeles () 213 617-9990
Blackwell’s Wine and Spirits
San Francisco () 415 386-9463