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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
1Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2802100
2AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2544100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2594100
4Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4640100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company747100
6Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial StoutThree Floyds Brewing Company1697100
7Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing737100
8Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2583100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company183100
10Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company224599.9
11Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing/Lost Abbey88299.9
12Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales60999.9
13Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company294699.9
14Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing7899.9
15Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial IPAThree Floyds Brewing Company207099.9
16North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36399.9
17St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij396299.9
18Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery148099.9
19Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)85799.9
20North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company104299.9
21Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing116499.9
22AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company24599.9
23Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Bomb! Prairie Artisan Ales29699.9
24Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing137199.9
25Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey38099.9


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 Company183100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing737100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company747100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2544100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2583100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company23899.9
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company24599.9
8Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing116499.9
9North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36399.9
10Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing/Lost Abbey38099.9
11Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing/Lost Abbey88299.9
12North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company104299.9
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.96499.9
14Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company37399.9
15Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing137199.9
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company294699.9
17Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing Company147299.9
18Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing/Lost Abbey69299.9
19Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing61599.9
20Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing/Lost Abbey103499.9
21Firestone Walker SucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.80499.9
22AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company47499.9
23AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company61499.9
24Alpine Beer Company Exponential HoppinessAlpine Beer Company43399.9
25AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company200199.9


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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 12222
 bhensonbWoodland 11920
 BeerandBlues2San Diego 10449


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
(CA) Funky Jewbelation Launch @ Taps, Petaluma   Petaluma  4/2/2015 
Shmaltz Funky Jewbelation Launch @ Taps, Petaluma   Petaluma   4/2/2015 
Shmaltz Funky Tap Takeover Sunset Beer Co.   Los Angeles  4/2/2015 
OC Brews and Bites Music Fest   Anaheim  4/11/2015 
Bay Area Craft Beer Festival   Martinez  4/18/2015 
4th Annual Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival   Vista  4/25/2015 
Stone Oakquinox 2015   Escondido  4/26/2015 
Livermore Valley Craft Beer Fest   Livermore  5/9/2015 
West Coast Invitational, A Craft Brewing Experience   Sacramento  5/16/2015 
10 Brew Rendezvous   San Diego  5/17/2015 
11 Summer Kick Off Craft Beer Fest   San Diego  5/23/2015 
12 Horse Town Brew n Que Festival   Norco  5/30/2015 
13 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest 2015   Paso Robles  5/30/2015 
14 So Cal Brew Fest   Phoenix Club  6/20/2015 
15 Stone Sour Fest 2015   Escondido  6/28/2015 
16 2015 Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza   Mammoth Lakes  7/30/2015 
17 AHA Rally at Heretic Brewing Co.   Fairfield  10/10/2015 
18 Stone Pour It Black 2015   Escondido  10/18/2015 

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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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