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
1Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3752100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2839100
3Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2847100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2881100
5Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing763100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company146100
7Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5165100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company848100
9Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3143100
10Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2431100
11Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company2355100
12Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1478100
13AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company29100
14Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1644100
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company486100
16Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales210100
17Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)144100
18AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company302100
193 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Cuvée Armand & Gaston)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen196100
20Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3175100
21Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2878100
22Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey434100
23Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Bourbon Dieu du Ciel318100
24AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company41100
25Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1085100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company146100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing763100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company848100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2881100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2847100
6Firestone Walker 20 (XX Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)47100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company302100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company29100
9Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company41100
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company486100
12Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey434100
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1085100
14Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing436100
15Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1478100
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3175100
17Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing71100
18Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery41100
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 Abbey364100
21AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company80100
22Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey492100
23Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1277100
24Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing676100
25Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey959100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Hangar 24 Lake Havasu Brewery & Grill Opening
Lake Havasu City 2/25/2017
Mikkeller SD Limited Can Release Bushel of Haze 8.9% DIPA
San Diego 2/25/2017
21st Annual Battle of the Brews
Santa Rosa 4/8/2017
Sabroso Craft Beer and Taco Festival
Dana Point 4/9/2017
IPA 10K
Sebastopol 4/15/2017
Beerfest The Good One
Santa Rosa 6/10/2017
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
Hog’s Apothecary
Oakland () 510 338-3847