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
1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5025100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery3009100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company814100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2790100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2800100
6Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2313100
7Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing753100
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2767100
9Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3619100
10Bells HopslamBells Brewery284499.9
11Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey93099.9
12Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)5499.9
13AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company40199.9
14Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)44399.9
15Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller169899.9
16Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)105499.9
17Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales20299.9
18Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller40699.9
19Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing145299.9
20Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing42699.9
21Prairie Pirate Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales43599.9
22AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company26799.9
23Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing309399.9
24Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)93799.9
25Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey42699.9


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 Company814100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2800100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2790100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company26799.9
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company2599.9
7Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)5499.9
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company40199.9
9Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey42699.9
10Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey93099.9
11Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)105499.9
12Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing42699.9
13Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing145299.9
14Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing309399.9
15Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery3799.9
16AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company3599.9
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 Abbey29999.9
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company7899.9
20Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey47799.9
21Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing124899.9
22Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing66099.9
23North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company109799.9
24AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Bourbon BarrelAleSmith Brewing Company51199.9
25AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company65399.9


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
 15609
 
bhensonb
Woodland
 13845
 
BeerandBlues2
Escondido
 11973


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Urge Gastropub Rancho Bernardo’s Sixth Anniversary Party Celebration
San Diego 7/29/2016
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
Taste of Brews Long Beach
Long Beach 8/20/2016
ThirstyBear’s 20th Anniversary Block Party
San Francisco 8/27/2016
Central Coast Sour Fest
Paso Robles 9/24/2016
Long Beach Craft Beer Festival
Long Beach 10/14/2016
Funkendank
Rohnert Park 10/22/2016
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