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.



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.

1Westvleteren 12Abdij St. Sixtus - Westvleteren3688100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing Company2802100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing Company761100
4Lost Abbey Yellow BusPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey125100
5Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing (Sapporo)3160100
6Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1756100
7Founders KBS - Maple Mackinac FudgeFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)230100
8Lost Abbey Cable Car KriekPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey53100
9Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)66100
10Fremont Brew 4000Fremont Brewing Company40100
11Side Project Continuance Blend #1Side Project Brewing22100
12Fremont Brew 5000Fremont Brewing Company45100
13Apis Półtorak JadwigaSpóldzielnia Pszczelarska Apis668100
14Kern River Citra Double IPAKern River Brewing226100
15Firestone Walker ParabajavaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)183100
16Bottle Logic Red Eye NovemberBottle Logic Brewing79100
17Firestone Walker Rye Double DBAFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)44100
183 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston Honing (Honey)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen134100
193 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Platinum BlendBrouwerij 3 Fonteinen41100
20Lost Abbey Cuvee de TommePort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1174100
21Ballast Point Victory at Sea Ballast Point Brewing Company (Kings & Convicts)1589100
22Ballast Point Victory At Sea - High West BarrelBallast Point Brewing Company (Kings & Convicts)272100
23Bottle Logic / Ritual Arcane RitualsBottle Logic Brewing25100
24Russian River Pliny the Elder - Double Dry-HoppedRussian River Brewing Company37100
25Fremont B-BombFremont Brewing Company337100


1Modern Times Monster TonesModern Times Beer52100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing Company2802100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing Company761100
4Lost Abbey Yellow BusPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey125100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3139100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Barrel-Aged Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company215100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company937100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Coffee Rye WhiskeyAleSmith Brewing Company93100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company459100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company594100
11Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1261100
12Firestone Walker Parabola (2021)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)39100
13Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewing63100
14Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey453100
15Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1012100
16Bottle Logic Fundamental ForcesBottle Logic Brewing58100
17Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing247100
18Bottle Logic Number CrunchBottle Logic Brewing46100
19Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing Company1327100
20Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing Company1526100
21Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing (Sapporo)3160100
22Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing (Sapporo)505100
23North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve - Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company391100
24North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1196100
25Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)66100

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