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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
1Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1679100
2Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3201100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company718100
4Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing709100
5Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4487100
6Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2522100
7Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2473100
8AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2450100
9Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company203999.9
10St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij383999.9
11Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Cognac Edition)Mikkeller28699.9
12Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company35099.9
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.93599.9
14AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company23199.9
15Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company219399.9
16Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers186899.9
17Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller147399.9
18De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey)Brouwerij de Molen40199.9
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company21899.9
20North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company34599.9
21Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing/Lost Abbey84499.9
22Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing135099.9
23Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)80399.9
24Struise Pannepot ReservaDe Struise Brouwers90999.9
25Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel192999.9


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 - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company718100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2450100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2522100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company17399.9
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company21899.9
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company23199.9
8Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing113899.9
9North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company34599.9
10Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey36499.9
11Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing/Lost Abbey84499.9
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.93599.9
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company35099.9
14Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing135099.9
15Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company291199.9
16Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing/Lost Abbey64899.9
17Lost Abbey The Angels Share Grand CruPort Brewing/Lost Abbey21499.9
18Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing/Lost Abbey44599.9
19Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing60599.9
20North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company100999.9
21Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey101199.9
22AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company45899.9
23AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company59999.9
24AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company192399.9
25North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company375999.9


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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 11389
 brokensailOrange County 11371
GT2 GT2San Diego County  8690


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Pizza Port 18th Annual Strong Ale Festival   Carlsbad  12/5/2014 
2nd Annual Merry Caskmas   Morro Bay  12/6/2014 
San Diego Beer Guide Signing & Rare Beer Extravaganza   San Diego  12/9/2014 
Beachwood BBQ 8th Anniversary + Beachwood 8 DIPA Release   Seal Beach  12/18/2014 
Bockfest   los angeles  1/25/2015 
Stone Brewing Liberty Station Belgian Festival 2014   San Diego  1/25/2015 
AHA Rally at Magnolia Brewing Company   San Francisco  2/7/2015 
Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience   Indio  2/28/2015 
Sudwerk Brewery Dock Store & UC Davis AHA Rally   Davis  3/14/2015 

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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 
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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