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.

1Trappistes Rochefort 10Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy - Brasserie Rochefort5129100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2949100
3Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing Company2782100
4Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing Company756100
5Superstition Straw Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery95100
6The Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist1620100
7Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing Company1524100
8Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing Company1322100
9Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1308100
10Prairie Pirate Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales544100
11Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing Company705100
12Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey532100
13Toppling Goliath King SueToppling Goliath Brewing Co.476100
14Prairie Bourbon ParadisePrairie Artisan Ales129100
15Fremont B-Bomb - CoconutFremont Brewing Company104100
16Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Swinkels Family Brewers)1051100
17Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company2799100
18Perennial AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales593100
19Firestone Walker 23 (XXIII Twenty-Three Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)81100
20Founders KBS EspressoFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)226100
21Russian River Pliny For PresidentRussian River Brewing Company37100
22Prairie Bourbon Barrel Aged WeekendPrairie Artisan Ales34100
23Russian River Pliny the Elder Double Dry-HoppedRussian River Brewing Company23100
24The Alchemist Focal BangerThe Alchemist650100
25FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year BarrelFiftyFifty Brewing Company412100


1Modern Times Monster TonesModern Times Beer49100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing Company2782100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing Company756100
4Lost Abbey Yellow BusPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey112100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3114100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company914100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company203100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company451100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company590100
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: VietnameseAleSmith Brewing Company91100
12Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewing59100
13Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey451100
14Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1011100
15Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing238100
16Bottle Logic Number CrunchBottle Logic Brewing44100
17Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing Company1322100
18Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing Company1524100
19Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3157100
20Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing503100
21Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing Company705100
22Taps Remy's PappyTaps Brewery & Barrel Room74100
23North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1188100
24Bottle Logic Fundamental ForcesBottle Logic Brewing52100
25Bottle Logic Ground StateBottle Logic Brewing106100

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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