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 Company851100
2Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4771100
3Bell's Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3053100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2904100
5Bell's Black Note StoutBell’s Brewery916100
6Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2745100
7Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2667100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company173100
9Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2633100
10Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing717100
11Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3322100
12Deschutes The Abyss - ScotchDeschutes Brewery51100
13Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company2316100
14Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1114100
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company44100
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3114100
17Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)951100
18Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales260100
19Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey434100
20AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company510100
21Bell's HopslamBell’s Brewery2606100
22AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company308100
23Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Bourbon Dieu du Ciel349100
24Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller242100
25Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1472100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2667100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing717100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2904100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company851100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company173100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company44100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company308100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company510100
9Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)80100
10Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1114100
11Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1472100
12Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3114100
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing442100
14Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
15Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey434100
16Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery44100
17Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey384100
18Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey989100
19North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1121100
20Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey504100
21Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1153100
22Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing103100
23Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing679100
24Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1277100
25Taps Remy's PappyTaps Fish House and Brewery73100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Mendocino County Homebrew Festival
Ukiah 11/4/2017
SF Beer Week
Greater SF Bay Area 2/9/2018
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.
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
Hog’s Apothecary
Oakland () 510 338-3847