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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 AgedAleSmith Brewing Company732100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2561100
3Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1687100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2546100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2501100
6Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4568100
7Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing712100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company177100
9Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery145599.9
10Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)10799.9
11North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company35399.9
12Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company293399.9
13Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company221899.9
14Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company113299.9
15Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company206099.9
16Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Bomb! Prairie Artisan Ales22799.9
17Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company35799.9
18Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers92599.9
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company23999.9
20Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing7599.9
21Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing/Lost Abbey86599.9
22De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey)Brouwerij de Molen41299.9
23AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company23299.9
24Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing136299.9
25North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company102699.9


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 Company177100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing712100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company732100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2501100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2546100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company23299.9
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company23999.9
8Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing114899.9
9North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company35399.9
10Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing/Lost Abbey86599.9
11North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company102699.9
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.94899.9
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company35799.9
14Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing136299.9
15Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company293399.9
16Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing Company141799.9
17Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing/Lost Abbey67199.9
18Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing61399.9
19Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey102299.9
20AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company47299.9
21AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company60799.9
22Alpine Beer Company Exponential HoppinessAlpine Beer Company42899.9
23AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company196699.9
24North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company379999.9
25Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing/Lost Abbey9999.8


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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 11821
 bhensonbWoodland 11663
GT2 GT2San Diego County  8819


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Surf brewing Flights and Bites tour   La Crescenta- Montrose  1/29/2015 
Beer Revolution 5th Anniversary   Oakland  1/30/2015 
The Calm Before the Storm   San Diego  2/1/2015 
The Calm Before the Storm   Escondido  2/1/2015 
AHA Rally at Magnolia Brewing Company   San Francisco  2/7/2015 
2nd Annual West Coast Craft Can Invitational   San Carlos  2/7/2015 
14 th Double IPA Festival      2/7/2015 
SF Beer Week - Are You Afraid of the Dark?   Milpitas  2/11/2015 
6th Annual Brewbies Fest    Oceanside  2/14/2015 
10 Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station Belgian Festival   San Diego  2/22/2015 
11 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience   Indio  2/28/2015 
12 Twilight Tasting   Santa Ana  3/7/2015 
13 Sam Fest: 2nd Annual Los Angeles Barleywine Festival   Alhambra  3/7/2015 
14 SF craft beer festival    San Francisco  3/7/2015 
15 Sudwerk Brewery Dock Store & UC Davis AHA Rally   Davis  3/14/2015 
16 19th Annual Fort Bragg Beer Festival   Fort Bragg  3/21/2015 
17 Firkfest 2014   Anaheim  3/21/2015 
18 Horse Town Brew n Que Festival   Norco  5/30/2015 

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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 
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 
The Public House - La Jolla   La Jolla  () 858 551-9210 

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