California is known as the birthplace of the modern craft beer movement. With 1983’s opening of Mendocino Brewing Company, the state also became the home of the second brewpub to open in the United States since Prohibition. Since then, more than 900 new breweries have opened in the state, making it the top state in the nation for craft microbreweries.
1.Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
4.Track 7 Brewing Company
6.El Segundo Brewing Company
7.Aftershock Brewing Co.
8.Knee Deep Brewing Company
9.Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
10.Moonraker Brewing Co.
11.Monkish Brewing Co.
12.Black Market Brewing Co.
13.Russian River Brewing Company
14.Alpine Beer Company
15.Absolution Brewing Company
16.Eagle Rock Brewery
17.Island Brewing Company
18.Telegraph Brewing Co.
19.Ohana Brewing Company
20.Timeless Pints Brewing Company, Inc.
21.The Brewing Lair
23.Ritual Brewing Co.
24.Bike Dog Brewing Company
25.Heretic Brewing Company
25 Best California Breweries
- Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, Photo: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
- Discretion Brewing, Photo: Discretion Brewing
- Uncommon Brewers, Photo: Uncommon Brewers
- Track 7 Brewing Company, Photo: Track 7 Brewing Company
- The Bruery, Photo: The Bruery
- El Segundo Brewing Company, Photo: El Segundo Brewing Company
- Aftershock Brewing Co., Photo: Aftershock Brewing Co.
- Knee Deep Brewing Company, Photo: Knee Deep Brewing Company
- Cellarmaker Brewing Co., Photo: Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
- Moonraker Brewing Co., Photo: Moonraker Brewing Co.
- Monkish Brewing Co., Photo: Monkish Brewing Co.
- Black Market Brewing Co., Photo: Black Market Brewing Co.
- Russian River Brewing Company, Photo: Russian River Brewing Company
- Alpine Beer Company, Photo: Alpine Beer Company
- Absolution Brewing Company, Photo: Absolution Brewing Company
- Eagle Rock Brewery, Photo: Eagle Rock Brewery
- Island Brewing Company, Photo: Island Brewing Company
- Telegraph Brewing Co., Photo: Telegraph Brewing Co.
- Ohana Brewing Company, Photo: Ohana Brewing Company
- Timeless Pints Brewing Company, Inc., Photo: Timeless Pints Brewing Company, Inc.
- The Brewing Lair, Photo: The Brewing Lair
- Refuge Brewery, Photo: Refuge Brewery
- Ritual Brewing Co., Photo: Courtesy of Peter - Fotolia.com
- Bike Dog Brewing Company, Photo: Bike Dog Brewing Company
- Heretic Brewing Company, Photo: Heretic Brewing Company
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Kit Leong - Fotolia.com