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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 ElderRussian River Brewing2481100
2AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company699100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4415100
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2444100
5Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3137100
6AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2411100
7Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing706100
8Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1668100
9St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij376999.9
10Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Cognac Edition)Mikkeller27799.9
11Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery140099.9
12Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey35499.9
13Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing112599.9
14AleSmith Speedway Stout (Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company22999.9
15De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey)Brouwerij de Molen38699.9
16AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company19999.9
17Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company217299.9
18Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey83899.9
19Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company106599.9
20Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon BarrelsStone Brewing Company34099.9
21AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company16699.9
22North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company32799.9
23Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing4499.9
24Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company202299.9
25Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77999.9


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 Brewing706100
2AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company699100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2411100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2481100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company16699.9
6AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee)AleSmith Brewing Company19999.9
7AleSmith Speedway Stout (Kopi Luwak)AleSmith Brewing Company22999.9
8Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing112599.9
9North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company32799.9
10Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey35499.9
11Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey83899.9
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91499.9
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon BarrelsStone Brewing Company34099.9
14Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing133799.9
15Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company288099.9
16Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing/Lost Abbey63399.9
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 Brewing59999.9
20North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company100099.9
21Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey99899.9
22AleSmith Wee Heavy Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company44299.9
23AleSmith Old Numbskull (Barrel Aged)AleSmith Brewing Company59499.9
24AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company190299.9
25North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company372799.9


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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 11079
 brokensailOrange County 10935
GT2 GT2San Diego County  8440


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
KRBC Seasonal Beer Pairing   Kernville  9/23/2014 
Oskar Blues Brewery’s Wing & Beer Pairing At Bar 101   Roseville  9/24/2014 
Meet the Brewer: Van Steenberge Tap Takeover   Whittier  9/25/2014 
San Diego Cheese and Beer Festival   San Diego  9/27/2014 
Inland Southern California Brewers Guild Beer Fest   Riverside  9/27/2014 
Oktoberfest, Lake Arrowhead    Lake Arrowhead  9/27/2014 
LAGUNITAS TAP TAKEOVER   Roseville  9/27/2014 
San Mateo Bacon & Brew Festival   San Mateo  9/27/2014 
Pumpkin Preview   Whittier  9/27/2014 
10 Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner   Sebastopol  9/28/2014 
11 Clayton Oktoberfest   Clayton  10/4/2014 
12 World’s First Vegan Oktoberfest    Santa Monica  10/4/2014 
13 Taste of Brews Oktoberfest   Corona  10/4/2014 
14 Bay Area Beer Fest   San Mateo  10/4/2014 
15 28 Years and 8,000 Beers   Oceanside  10/4/2014 
16 Chico Beer Week   Chico  10/9/2014 
17 Firestone Walker Event Hosted by David Walker!   Turlock   10/10/2014 
18 Oktober Fiesta   Upland  10/11/2014 
19 Promenade Beer & Wine Festival   Long Beach  10/11/2014 
20 Oktoberfest, Dana Point    Dana Point  10/11/2014 

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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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