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.

 


TOP BEER 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.

BrewerCountScore
1AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company876100
2Superstition Straw Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery70100
3Founders Barrel Aged CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1142100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company188100
5Superstition Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery80100
6Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Brewery3106100
7Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2704100
8Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing729100
9Superstition Blue Berry White Superstition Meadery88100
10Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2818100
11AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2988100
12Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing469100
13Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)103100
14AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: VietnameseAleSmith Brewing Company65100
15Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewing51100
16Epic Big Bad Baptist - Triple Barrel Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)106100
17Fremont B-Bomb - CoconutFremont Brewing Company38100
18Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1493100
193 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Cuvée Armand & Gaston)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen405100
20Superstition Black Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery58100
21Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing142100
22Bottle Logic / 3 Sons Fundamental SummationBottle Logic Brewing34100
23Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1151100
24Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3135100
25Bell's Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition StoutBell's Brewery99100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2704100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing729100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2988100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company876100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company188100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company539100
8Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)103100
9Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1151100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: VietnameseAleSmith Brewing Company65100
11Bottle Logic / 3 Sons Fundamental SummationBottle Logic Brewing34100
12Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing142100
13Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey439100
14Modern Times Monster TonesModern Times Beer30100
15Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1493100
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3135100
17Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing469100
18Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewing51100
19Abnormal / 3 Sons M3Abnormal Beer Company49100
20Taps Remy's PappyTaps Fish House and Brewery73100
21Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing685100
22Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1297100
23North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1145100
24Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey407100
25Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey512100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Five Beers, Five Courses: A Beer Pairing Event
Montebello 6/22/2018
USA Beer Ratings
South San Francisco 7/23/2018
23rd Annual Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
Mammoth Lakes 8/2/2018
California Brewers Festival!
Sacramento 9/15/2018
Robert Burns Wines
Beverly Hills 9/30/2019

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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.
Capitol Hop Shop
Sacramento () (916) 922-1745
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
Barrel Republic
San Diego () 858 270-9922