Highest-rated breweries in California

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January 16, 2022
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Highest-rated breweries in California

Just a few decades ago, the list of breweries to visit in any given area were small—perhaps a handful around larger metro areas and a few more tucked away in rural spots. Thanks to the craft brewery revolution, though, no one need look too hard to find a bounty of venues to visit. Retail sales of craft beer in the U.S. grew from $10 million in 2011 to $29 million in 2019, according to Statista, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating the first dip in sales in 2020 after increases every year. In 2019, small and independent brewers put 26.3 million barrels of beer into the world, according to the Brewers Association, representing inroads into the beer market share.

Most breweries don’t just roll out the barrels, though. They also offer tours, which has become an increasingly popular activity for those 21 and over. Businesses capitalizing on areas where craft breweries are clustered nearby package tours and provide transport. Like wine tastings at vineyards, visitors can taste a brewery’s products. In-demand beers and small-batch brews can be events in their own right, with beer lovers lining up to get limited-release beers. If nothing else, brewery tours are usually a cheap way to drink a lot of beer. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated breweries in California on Tripadvisor.

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#22. Gekkeikan Sake

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Address: 1136 Sibley St, Folsom, CA 95630-3223
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#21. BarrelHouse Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Address: 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446-5988
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#20. Dueling Dogs Brewing Co

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (6 reviews)
- Address: 3030 Barrett Park Ln, Lincoln, CA 95648-8503
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#19. Alibi Ale Works & Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Address: 204 E Enterprise St, Incline Village, NV 89451-9470
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#18. Burning Barrel Brewing

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (5 reviews)
- Address: 11210 Sun Center Dr Suite B., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6145
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#17. Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Address: 103 Kennedy Dr, Capitola, CA 95010-3641
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#16. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Address: 1710 Sessums Dr, Redlands, CA 92374-1909
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#15. Knee Deep Brewing Co

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (73 reviews)
- Address: 13395 New Airport Rd Suite H, Auburn, CA 95602-7419
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#14. Lincoln Beer Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (6 reviews)
- Address: 3083 N Lima St, Burbank, CA 91504-2013
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#13. Topa Topa Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Address: 104 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2723
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#12. South Lake Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Address: 1920 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6307
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#11. Golden State Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9 reviews)
- Address: 1252 Memorex Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95050-2812
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#10. Southgate Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (150 reviews)
- Address: 40233 Enterprise Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8839
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#9. Moksa Brewing Co

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Address: 5860 Pacific St, Rocklin, CA 95677-3738
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#8. Institution Ale Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Address: 3841 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93012-5036
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#7. Morgan Territory Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Address: 1885 N. MacArthur Dr. Tracy, CA 95376
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#6. GoatHouse Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Address: 600 Wise Rd, Lincoln, CA 95648-8518
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#5. Stone Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (438 reviews)
- Address: 1999 Citracado Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92029-4158
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#4. Telco Brewery

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (5 reviews)
- Address: 27825 Fremont Ct #13, Santa Clarita, CA 91355-0989
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#3. Lagunitas Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (116 reviews)
- Address: 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954-1113
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#2. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (395 reviews)
- Address: 1075 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928-6722
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#1. Three Weavers Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Address: 1031 W Manchester Blvd Take ally to back of building, Inglewood, CA 90301-1509
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