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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 Company738100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2567100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing729100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company178100
5Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2581100
6Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1692100
7Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4600100
8AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2520100
9Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel195899.9
10Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers191699.9
11Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)85099.9
12North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company35699.9
13North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company103799.9
14AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company24399.9
15Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller151899.9
16De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey)Brouwerij de Molen41399.9
17Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company294099.9
18Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey37899.9
19Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company206499.9
20Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing/Lost Abbey87599.9
21AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company23699.9
22St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij393599.9
23Three Floyds Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Company114699.9
24Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Bomb! Prairie Artisan Ales25999.9
25Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company36199.9


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 Company178100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing729100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company738100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2520100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2567100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company23699.9
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company24399.9
8Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing116099.9
9North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company35699.9
10Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey37899.9
11Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing/Lost Abbey87599.9
12North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company103799.9
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.96099.9
14Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company36199.9
15Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing136799.9
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company294099.9
17Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing Company145699.9
18Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing/Lost Abbey68399.9
19Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing61599.9
20Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey102899.9
21Firestone Walker SucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.79399.9
22AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company47399.9
23AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company61099.9
24Alpine Beer Company Exponential HoppinessAlpine Beer Company43099.9
25AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company198799.9


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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.
 brokensailOrange County 12002
 bhensonbWoodland 11796
GT2 GT2San Diego County  8930


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Twilight Tasting   Santa Ana  3/7/2015 
Sam Fest: 2nd Annual Los Angeles Barleywine Festival   Alhambra  3/7/2015 
SF craft beer festival    San Francisco  3/7/2015 
Churchill’s Renaissance   San Marcos  3/7/2015 
Best Coast Beer Fest   San Diego  3/7/2015 
CAPITOL BEER FEST   Sacramento  3/8/2015 
Select Beer Store 3rd Anniversary   Redondo Beach  3/12/2015 
Sudwerk Brewery Dock Store & UC Davis AHA Rally   Davis  3/14/2015 
Holiday Wine Cellar’s 50th Anniversary Craft Beer Release   Escondido  3/17/2015 
10 19th Annual Fort Bragg Beer Festival   Fort Bragg  3/21/2015 
11 Firkfest 2014   Anaheim  3/21/2015 
12 Bottle Logic 1st Anniversary Week   Anaheim  3/22/2015 
13 Bagbyfest   Oceanside  3/28/2015 
14 Bay Area Craft Beer Festival   Martinez  4/18/2015 
15 Stone Oakquinox 2015   Escondido  4/26/2015 
16 West Coast Invitational, A Craft Brewing Experience   Sacramento  5/16/2015 
17 Horse Town Brew n Que Festival   Norco  5/30/2015 
18 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest 2015   Paso Robles  5/30/2015 
19 So Cal Brew Fest   Phoenix Club  6/20/2015 
20 Stone Sour Fest 2015   Escondido  6/28/2015 

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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 
Pangaea Café & Pub   Quincy  (530) 530 283-0426 
El Cerrito Market & Liquor   Corona  (951) 951 272-1646 
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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