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.



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.

1Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing Company2777100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing Company750100
3Founders Barrel Aged CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)1482100
4Superstition Straw Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery95100
5The Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist1615100
6Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing Company1523100
7Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1010100
8Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)251100
9Anchorage Endless EndingAnchorage Brewing Company43100
10St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4501100
11Toppling Goliath King SueToppling Goliath Brewing Co.447100
12Fremont B-Bomb - Coffee CinnamonFremont Brewing Company205100
13AleSmith Speedway Stout - Double BarrelAleSmith Brewing Company58100
14Prairie Bourbon ParadisePrairie Artisan Ales113100
15Fremont B-Bomb - CoconutFremont Brewing Company99100
16Russian River TemptationRussian River Brewing Company1184100
17Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller2579100
18Firestone Walker SucabaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)987100
19Midnight Sun 2007 Deadly Sins: SlothMidnight Sun Brewing Company152100
20Kern River Citra Double IPAKern River Brewing221100
21Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey812100
22Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla ShakeMikkeller825100
23Firestone Walker ParabajavaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)178100
24Bottle Logic Red Eye NovemberBottle Logic Brewing70100
25Russian River Pliny For PresidentRussian River Brewing Company35100


1Modern Times Monster TonesModern Times Beer48100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing Company2777100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing Company750100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3105100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company910100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company199100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company451100
9Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1233100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company589100
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: VietnameseAleSmith Brewing Company90100
12Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing235100
13Bottle Logic Number CrunchBottle Logic Brewing42100
14Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewing59100
15Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey451100
16Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1010100
17Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing Company1322100
18Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3156100
19Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing498100
20Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing Company1523100
21Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing Company703100
22Taps Remy's PappyTaps Brewery & Barrel Room74100
23North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1182100
24Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey449100
25Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey532100

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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
Corona Del Mar (949) 949 717-4322
Spike’s Bottle Shop
Chico () 530 893-8410
Capitol Hop Shop
Sacramento () (916) 922-1745
The Glendale Tap
Glendale () 818.241.4227