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
1Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3132100
2Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3726100
3Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2837100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2860100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2412100
6Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5132100
7Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2827100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company840100
9Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing754100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company132100
11Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1474100
12Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1634100
13Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Bourbon Dieu du Ciel316100
14Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
15Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)67100
16Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company2345100
17Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey431100
18Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch WeaselMikkeller1764100
19AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company40100
20AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company29100
21AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company299100
22AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company469100
23Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3165100
24Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2847100
25Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1082100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company132100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing754100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company840100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2860100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2837100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company299100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company29100
8Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company40100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company469100
11Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey431100
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1082100
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing436100
14Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1474100
15Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3165100
16Firestone Walker 20 (XX Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)39100
17Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing65100
18Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery38100
19Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #6 (Highway to Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey80100
20Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey356100
21AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company80100
22Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey490100
23Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1272100
24Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing673100
25Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey954100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
AleSmith’s Fourth Annual Blood Drive
San Diego 1/23/2017
RateBeer Best and Gathering
Santa Rosa 1/27/2017
8th Annual Brewbies® Festival
Oceanside 2/11/2017
East Bay Brewers Festival
Oakland 2/18/2017
Sabroso Craft Beer and Taco Festival
Dana Point 4/9/2017
IPA 10K
Sebastopol 4/15/2017
computer glasses that fit over prescription glasses
New york 12/1/2017
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
Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank
Oceanside () 760 429-7424
Palm Springs Liquor
La Mesa (619) 619 698-6887