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 Company856100
2Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4816100
3Bell's Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3078100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2935100
5Bell's Black Note StoutBell’s Brewery934100
6Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company782100
7Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2774100
8Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2682100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company176100
10Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2683100
11Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing721100
12Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company2327100
13Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3372100
14Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1128100
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
16Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing110100
17Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing446100
18Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt - Barrel AgedPrairie Artisan Ales287100
19Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3121100
20Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)958100
21Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey436100
22Fremont Rusty NailFremont Brewing Company59100
23Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)133100
24AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company515100
25Bell's HopslamBell’s Brewery2617100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2682100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing721100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2935100
4AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company856100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company176100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company45100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company315100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company515100
9Firestone Walker 20 (XX Twentieth Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)89100
10Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)1128100
11Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1478100
12Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3121100
13Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing446100
14Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
15Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing110100
16Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey436100
17Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery45100
18Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey995100
19Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey391100
20Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey509100
21Port Brewing Older ViscosityPort Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey1158100
22North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1128100
23North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4027100
24Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing681100
25Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1281100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
SIP, SAMPLE and SUPPORT - Fundraiser for Camp HOPE Shasta
Redding 1/20/2018
SF Beer Week
Greater SF Bay Area 2/9/2018
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.
El Cerrito Market & Liquor
Corona (951) 951 272-1646
SideDoor
Corona Del Mar (949) 949 717-4322
Capitol Hop Shop
Sacramento () (916) 922-1745
The Public House - La Jolla
La Jolla () 858 551-9210
Barrel Republic
San Diego () 858 270-9922