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.

1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2946100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing Company2777100
3Superstition Straw Berry WhiteSuperstition Meadery95100
4The Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist1618100
5Prairie Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales1304100
6Prairie Pirate Bomb!Prairie Artisan Ales543100
7Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)256100
8Anchorage Endless EndingAnchorage Brewing Company46100
9Toppling Goliath King SueToppling Goliath Brewing Co.460100
10Fremont B-Bomb - CoconutFremont Brewing Company104100
11Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company2794100
12Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller2581100
13Lost Abbey DeliverancePort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey812100
14Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla ShakeMikkeller826100
15Founders KBS EspressoFounders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)211100
16Russian River Pliny For PresidentRussian River Brewing Company37100
17The Alchemist Focal BangerThe Alchemist648100
18FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig 12 Year BarrelFiftyFifty Brewing Company412100
19Omnipollo / Buxton Yellow Belly Peanut Butter Biscuit StoutOmnipollo634100
20Bottle Logic Jam The RadarBottle Logic Brewing84100
21Ballast Point Victory At Sea - High West BarrelBallast Point Brewing Company (Kings & Convicts)264100
22Mikkeller San Diego Platinum or Ice or GoldMikkeller San Diego41100
23Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Café de OllaGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)63100
24Firestone Walker 23 (XXIII Twenty-Three Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)72100
25Hangar 24 Barrel Roll No. 03: Pugachev's Cobra - Barrel-Aged Imperial StoutHangar 24 Craft Brewing280100


1Modern Times Monster TonesModern Times Beer48100
2Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing Company2777100
3Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing Company750100
4Lost Abbey Yellow BusPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey110100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company3105100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company914100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company200100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company451100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company589100
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: VietnameseAleSmith Brewing Company91100
12Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1235100
13Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewing59100
14Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey451100
15Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1010100
16Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing236100
17Bottle Logic Number CrunchBottle Logic Brewing43100
18Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing Company1321100
19Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3156100
20Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing500100
21Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing Company1523100
22Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing Company704100
23Taps Remy's PappyTaps Brewery & Barrel Room74100
24North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1185100
25Bottle Logic Fundamental ForcesBottle Logic Brewing51100

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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
Corona Del Mar (949) 949 717-4322
Spike’s Bottle Shop
Chico () 530 893-8410
Capitol Hop Shop
Sacramento () (916) 922-1745
The Glendale Tap
Glendale () 818.241.4227