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 StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2901100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing769100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5203100
4Westvleteren 12 (XII)Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus3770100
5AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company849100
6Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2483100
7Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3160100
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2849100
9Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2851100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company155100
11Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey435100
12Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Bourbon Dieu du Ciel332100
13Perennial Barrel Aged AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales210100
14Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1087100
15AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company492100
16AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company306100
173 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Cuvée Armand & Gaston)Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen209100
18Firestone Walker 20 (XX Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)58100
19Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1479100
20Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)955100
21AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company44100
22AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company30100
23Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2895100
24Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company2366100
25Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1656100


TOP BEER FROM CALIFORNIA, USA

BrewerCountScore
1AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company155100
2Russian River Pliny the YoungerRussian River Brewing769100
3AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company849100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2901100
5Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2851100
6Firestone Walker 20 (XX Anniversary Ale)Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)58100
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company306100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - VelvetAleSmith Brewing Company30100
9Alpine Beer Company Keene IdeaAlpine Beer Company (CA)54100
10AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company44100
11AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company492100
12Lost Abbey Cable CarPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey435100
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)1087100
14Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Bourbon BarrelStone Brewing442100
15Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing1479100
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing3187100
17Bottle Logic Fundamental ObservationBottle Logic Brewing73100
18Hangar 24 Barrel Roll: Pugachev RoyaleHangar 24 Craft Brewery41100
19Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #6 (Highway to Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey82100
20Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey375100
21AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & CoconutAleSmith Brewing Company80100
22Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey493100
23Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing1280100
24Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)Russian River Brewing676100
25Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon BarrelPort Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey978100


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REGIONAL EVENTS

Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Double Limited Can Release!!
San Diego 4/1/2017
21st Annual Battle of the Brews
Santa Rosa 4/8/2017
Sabroso Craft Beer and Taco Festival
Dana Point 4/9/2017
Pre-Festival Beer Garden
Palm Desert 4/13/2017
IPA 10K
Sebastopol 4/15/2017
Brewbies® 2nd Annual at Faction Brewing
Alameda 4/22/2017
Modern Times Tap "Takeover"
Los Angeles 4/22/2017
Bay Area German Beer Fest
San Francisco 4/23/2017
Bay Area German Beer Fest
San Francisco 4/23/2017
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