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
1Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2719100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2845100
3Bottle Logic / 3 Sons Fundamental SummationBottle Logic Brewing49100
4Superstition Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery88100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company878100
6Superstition Straw Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery77100
7Superstition Blue Berry White Superstition Meadery99100
8Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2870100
9Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing729100
10Founders Barrel Aged CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1224100
11Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Brewery3125100
12Fremont Rusty NailFremont Brewing Company87100
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing480100
14AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: VietnameseAleSmith Brewing Company78100
15Epic Big Bad Baptist - Triple Barrel Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)119100
16Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1503100
173 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Cuvée Armand & Gaston)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen464100
18Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1178100
19Bell's Bourbon Barrel-Aged Expedition StoutBell's Brewery124100
20Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1832100
21Fremont B-Bomb - CoconutFremont Brewing Company44100
22Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1679100
23Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey442100
24Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3141100
25Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller279100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2719100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing729100
3Bottle Logic / 3 Sons Fundamental SummationBottle Logic Brewing49100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3020100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company878100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company195100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
8Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)108100
9Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1178100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company562100
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: VietnameseAleSmith Brewing Company78100
12Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing180100
13Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey442100
14Modern Times Monster TonesModern Times Beer37100
15Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1503100
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3141100
17Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing480100
18Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewing54100
19Ballast Point Victory At Sea - High West BarrelBallast Point Brewing Company (Constellation Brands)196100
20Abnormal / 3 Sons M3Abnormal Beer Company50100
21Taps Remy's PappyTaps Fish House and Brewery74100
22Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing692100
23Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1307100
24North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1154100
25Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey430100


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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
Hog’s Apothecary
Oakland () 510 338-3847