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
1Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3604100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2780100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing753100
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2761100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2796100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company810100
7Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2290100
8Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5009100
9Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2992100
10Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales20299.9
11Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)93399.9
12Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing42699.9
13Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey92799.9
14Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)5499.9
15Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)105699.9
16Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey42699.9
17Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company332799.9
18Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing145399.9
19Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery159799.9
20AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company25899.9
21Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller40599.9
22J. Wakefield Dragonfruit Passion Fruit (DFPF) Berliner WeisseJ. Wakefield Brewing9799.9
23Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing308899.9
24Bells HopslamBells Brewery284399.9
25Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company231099.9


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 Brewing753100
2AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company810100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2796100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2780100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company25899.9
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company2599.9
7Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)5499.9
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company39999.9
9Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey42699.9
10Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey92799.9
11Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)105699.9
12Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing42699.9
13Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing145399.9
14Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing308899.9
15Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery3699.9
16AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company3499.9
17Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #6 (Highway to Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey7499.9
18Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey28999.9
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company7899.9
20Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey47699.9
21Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing124499.9
22Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing65999.9
23North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company109699.9
24AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Bourbon BarrelAleSmith Brewing Company51099.9
25AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company65199.9


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
Dublin
 15444
 
bhensonb
Woodland
 13726
 
BeerandBlues2
Escondido
 11825


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
2nd Annual Crafts & Cranks
Big Bear Lake 7/9/2016
Pairing Is Caring - Craft Beer Food and Wine Fest
Los Angeles 7/9/2016
Coronado Beer Tasting
Camarillo 7/15/2016
The Full Pint 9th Anniversary Celebration
Monrovia 8/6/2016
National Beer Mile – Bay Area
San Jose 8/13/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Celebrating & Invitational Beer Festival
San Marcos 8/20/2016
Long Beach Craft Beer Festival
Long Beach 10/14/2016
National Beer Mile – San Diego
San Diego 11/19/2016

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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
Blackwell’s Wine and Spirits
San Francisco () 415 386-9463
Palm Springs Liquor
La Mesa (619) 619 698-6887