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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
13 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen330100
2AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company780100
3Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2835100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2673100
5Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing740100
6Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4782100
7AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2606100
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2644100
9Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company301599.9
10Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey89199.9
11Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery152599.9
12Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey40399.9
13Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery3099.9
14AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company30499.9
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company8199.9
16Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company40599.9
17Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)89099.9
18J. Wakefield Dragonfruit Passion Fruit (DFPF) Berliner WeisseJ. Wakefield Brewing3899.9
19Struise PannepotDe Struise Brouwers199999.9
20Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100499.9
21Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)4899.9
22Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller159399.9
23Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226599.9
24Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye BarrelGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)20399.9
25Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2014Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)13399.9


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 Company189100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing740100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company780100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2606100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2673100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company8199.9
7Oceanside Ale Works Up A KriekOceanside Ale Works3399.9
8Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery3099.9
9Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)4899.9
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company30499.9
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi LuwakAleSmith Brewing Company25399.9
12North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36799.9
13Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey40399.9
14Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey89199.9
15Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100499.9
16Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing Company40599.9
17Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing140799.9
18Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company301599.9
19Firestone Walker 18 (XVIII Eighteenth Anniversary Ale) Firestone Walker Brewing Co.16799.9
20AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend with Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company3199.9
21Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #6 (Highway to Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey6899.9
22AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company7599.9
23Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing119099.9
24Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing63399.9
25North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company105899.9


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
Orange County
 13669
 
bhensonb
Woodland
 12595
 
BeerandBlues2
San Diego
 10836


REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Prairie Ales Night
Woodland Hills 9/3/2015
Sierra BrewFest
Grass Valley 9/5/2015
Millions of Peaches, Peaches For Me
Woodland Hills 9/10/2015
California Craft Beer Summit
Sacramento 9/11/2015
6th Annual OC Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival
Silverado 9/12/2015
CA Brewers Showcase Festival
Sacramento 9/12/2015
Churchill’s 6th Annual Sour Fest
San Marcos 9/12/2015
CA Brewers Showcase Festival
Sacramento 9/12/2015
Imperial Stouts......Blind Tasting
Woodland Hills 9/17/2015
California Brewers Festival
Sacramento 9/19/2015
Vegan Oktoberfest
Los Angeles 10/3/2015
AHA Rally at Heretic Brewing Co.
Fairfield 10/10/2015
Stone Pour It Black 2015
Escondido 10/18/2015
RateBeer Best Awards Ceremony
Santa Rosa 1/30/2016

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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
New Moon Natural Foods
Truckee () 530-587-7426
Far Bar
Los Angeles () 213 617-9990