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 Company858100
2Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company995100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company182100
4Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4842100
5Bell's Expedition StoutBell's Brewery3094100
6Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2717100
7Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2690100
8Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing727100
9AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2956100
10Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2797100
11Bell's Black Note StoutBell's Brewery955100
12Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)157100
13Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales306100
14Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey437100
15Fremont Rusty NailFremont Brewing Company67100
16Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing455100
17Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)97100
18Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1659100
19Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1810100
20Bell's HopslamBell's Brewery2644100
21Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company2331100
22Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)960100
23Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller254100
24Bottle Logic / 3 Sons Fundamental SummationBottle Logic Brewing27100
25Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing120100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2690100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing727100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2956100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company858100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company182100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company333100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company518100
9Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)97100
10Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1134100
11Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing120100
12Bottle Logic / 3 Sons Fundamental SummationBottle Logic Brewing27100
13Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey437100
14Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1485100
15Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3128100
17Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing455100
18Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery47100
19Ballast Point Victory At Sea - High West Barrel-AgedBallast Point Brewing Company (Constellation)82100
20Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing683100
21Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1285100
22Taps Remy's PappyTaps Fish House and Brewery73100
23North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1141100
24Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey395100
25Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey511100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
2018 Capitol Beer Fest
Sacramento 3/3/2018
California Brewers Festival!
Sacramento 9/15/2018
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.
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
Barrel Republic
San Diego () 858 270-9922