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 Company877100
2Superstition Straw Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery75100
3Founders Barrel Aged CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1186100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company194100
5Superstition Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery82100
6Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Brewery3116100
7Bottle Logic / 3 Sons Fundamental SummationBottle Logic Brewing39100
8Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2717100
9Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing729100
10Superstition Blue Berry White Superstition Meadery94100
11Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2831100
12AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3017100
13Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey439100
14Fremont Rusty NailFremont Brewing Company84100
15Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing479100
16Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1675100
17Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1831100
18AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company558100
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: VietnameseAleSmith Brewing Company69100
20Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewing54100
21Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller271100
22Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing173100
23Superstition Black Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery59100
24Epic Big Bad Baptist - Triple Barrel Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)111100
25Fremont B-Bomb - CoconutFremont Brewing Company40100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2717100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing729100
3Bottle Logic / 3 Sons Fundamental SummationBottle Logic Brewing39100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company877100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3017100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company194100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company558100
9Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)107100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: VietnameseAleSmith Brewing Company69100
11Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1173100
12Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing173100
13Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey439100
14Modern Times Monster TonesModern Times Beer37100
15Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1497100
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3140100
17Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing479100
18Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewing54100
19Abnormal / 3 Sons M3Abnormal Beer Company50100
20Taps Remy's PappyTaps Fish House and Brewery74100
21Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing692100
22Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1306100
23North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1151100
24Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey425100
25Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey518100


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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