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 Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company159100
2Bell’s Black Note StoutBell’s Brewery933100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing769100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2604100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company852100
6AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2929100
7Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2866100
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2863100
9Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3178100
10Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5240100
11Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales166100
12Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)67100
133 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Cuvée Armand & Gaston)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen227100
14AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company306100
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company30100
16Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller219100
17AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
18AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company506100
19Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Bourbon Dieu du Ciel335100
20Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1803100
21Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey436100
22Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)958100
23Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1671100
24Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1108100
25Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1481100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company159100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing769100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company852100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2929100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2866100
6Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)67100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company306100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company30100
9Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company506100
12Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey436100
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1108100
14Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing443100
15Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1481100
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3216100
17Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing76100
18Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery44100
19Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #6 (Highway to Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey82100
20Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey377100
21AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company80100
22Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey494100
23Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1291100
24Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing676100
25Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey991100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
The FIFTH’s One Year Anniversary Party
Anaheim 5/28/2017
Beerfest The Good One
Santa Rosa 6/10/2017
Council’s 3rd Anniversary Party
San Diego 6/10/2017
22nd Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluespalooza
Mammoth Lakes 8/3/2017
Ripe Maternity US
Rancho Dominguez 9/1/2017
YOLO BREWFEST
Woodland 9/2/2017
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.
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
Hog’s Apothecary
Oakland () 510 338-3847
Bruery Terreux
Anaheim () 7149966258