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 Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company166100
2Bell’s Black Note StoutBell’s Brewery908100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing716100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2582100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company847100
6AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2874100
7Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2658100
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2733100
9Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3042100
10Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4741100
11Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales223100
12Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)76100
133 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Cuvée Armand & Gaston)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen254100
14AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company306100
15Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel NoirPrairie Artisan Ales334100
16Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller229100
17AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company44100
18AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company507100
19Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Bourbon Dieu du Ciel336100
20Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1782100
21Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey432100
22Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)947100
23Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1628100
24Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1104100
25Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1465100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company166100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing716100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company847100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2874100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2658100
6Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)76100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company306100
8Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company44100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company507100
11Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey432100
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1104100
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing439100
14Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1465100
15Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3099100
16Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing87100
17Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery44100
18Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey379100
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company80100
20Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey491100
21Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1273100
22Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing678100
23Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey984100
24North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1120100
25Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1153100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Brew & Food Festival – Where Craft Beers and Culinary Creations Come Together
San Diego 8/26/2017
German Beer Tasting
San Francisco 8/26/2017
YOLO BREWFEST
Woodland 9/2/2017
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