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 Brewing2772100
2AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company199100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2928100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3091100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company892100
6Superstition Straw Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery93100
7Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)2995100
8Trappistes Rochefort 10Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy - Brasserie Rochefort5060100
9Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing743100
10Founders Barrel Aged CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)1429100
11Superstition Black Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery84100
12Bell's HopslamBell's Brewery2694100
13Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)3585100
14Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist1607100
15Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1315100
16Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1519100
17Prairie Pirate Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales536100
183 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Cuvée Armand & Gaston)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen552100
19Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1225100
20Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Bourbon Barrel AgedOskar Blues Brewery (CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective)531100
21Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1845100
22AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company446100
23Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1705100
24Superstition Aphrodisia Pyment - Cabernet Superstition Meadery27100
25Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3150100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1Modern Times Monster TonesModern Times Beer47100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2772100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing743100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3091100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company892100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company199100
7Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1225100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: VietnameseAleSmith Brewing Company87100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company446100
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company584100
12Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing230100
13Bottle Logic Number CrunchBottle Logic Brewing42100
14Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey450100
15Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1008100
16Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1315100
17Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1519100
18Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3150100
19Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing496100
20Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewing57100
21Abnormal / 3 Sons M3Abnormal Beer Company51100
22Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing700100
23Taps Remy's PappyTaps Brewery & Barrel Room74100
24North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1181100
25Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey447100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

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37th San Francisco International Beer Festival
San Francisco 4/18/2020

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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
Spike’s Bottle Shop
Chico () 530 893-8410
The Glendale Tap
Glendale () 818.241.4227