California

● 810 CA breweries
● 26% distro out of CA
● 74% bottle/can
● 4567 medals won

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 Santa Clarita
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The breweries below are considered top hauls based on their haul index, which is calculated using the # and type of medals they have won, and/or the # of top rated beers they have for the state of California. The list is restricted to ONLY include independent breweries.

Choose a style below to view highly rated/awarded beers from California breweries. The lists below exclude beers from non-independent and chain breweries.

Light ales
Double Barrel Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Pale 31
Pale/Blonde Ale

Organic California Blonde Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Steelhead Extra Pale Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Mt. Tam Pale Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Nectar Pale Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Celts Golden Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Annadel Pale Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Foam Top Cream Ale
Cream Ale

Mai Tai P.A.
Pale/Blonde Ale

Mission Street Pale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Chronic
Pale/Blonde Ale

1500 Pale Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Extra Pale Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Cream Ale
Cream Ale

Miss Conduct
Pale/Blonde Ale

Pure Intention Pale Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

Marty McRye P.A.
Pale/Blonde Ale

Mosaic
Pale/Blonde Ale

Pale Ale
Pale/Blonde Ale

IPAs
Racer 5
IPA

Hoppy Poppy IPA
IPA

Delicious IPA
IPA

Union Jack
IPA

Blind Pig
IPA

The Coachman
IPA

3 Flowers IPA
IPA

Wipeout IPA
IPA

Nelson
IPA

Castillo IPA
IPA

Beech Street Bitter
IPA

India Pale Ale
IPA

India Pale Ale
IPA

Breaking Bud
IPA

Ghost Mountain
IPA

Duet
IPA

Buddy
IPA

Golden Guava
IPA

Tornado Alley IPA
IPA

Yojo
IPA

Imperial IPAs
White Knuckle Double IPA
Imperial IPA

Pliny The Elder
Imperial IPA

Simtra
Imperial IPA

Poor Mans IPA
Imperial IPA

Double Jack
Imperial IPA

Knuckle Sandwich
Imperial IPA

Lupulin River
Imperial IPA

Hammerland
Imperial IPA

Pliny The Younger
Imperial IPA

Nobility
Imperial IPA

Exponential Hoppiness
Imperial IPA

Hopsickle
Imperial IPA

Citra Double IPA
Imperial IPA

Idiot IPA
Imperial IPA

Dojo
Imperial IPA

Pure Hoppiness
Imperial IPA

Knotty
Imperial IPA

Frank Double I.P.A
Imperial IPA

Fear.Movie.Lions
Imperial IPA

Doheny Double IPA
Imperial IPA

Amber, red, irish, and black ales
Shark Bite Red
Amber/Red Ale

Irish Red
Amber/Red Ale

Wookey Jack
Black Ale

Red Rocket Ale
Amber/Red Ale

OSonset
Amber/Red Ale

Hop Head Red Ale
Amber/Red Ale

Sabre-Toothed Squirrel
Amber/Red Ale

Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Black Ale

Gifted Gunslinger
Amber/Red Ale

Happy Days
Amber/Red Ale

Shark Attack Double Red Ale
Amber/Red Ale

Amber
Amber/Red Ale

Hoppa Emeritus
Black Ale

Rocco Red Ale
Amber/Red Ale

Omelveny Red Ale
Amber/Red Ale

McIlhenneys Irish Red
Amber/Red Ale

Back In Black
Black Ale

Daylight Amber
Amber/Red Ale

Manky Langer
Amber/Red Ale

Dean ODells Irish Red Ale
Amber/Red Ale

Brown ales, altbiers, scottish, and ESB
Davy Brown Ale
Brown Ale/Altbier

Kiltlifter
Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy

Wee Heavy
Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy

Skidmark
Brown Ale/Altbier

Acme California Brown Ale
Brown Ale/Altbier

Nut Brown
Brown Ale/Altbier

Way Heavy
Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy

Banksy
ESB/Mild Ale

Jubilee Ale
Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy

Deep Roots
ESB/Mild Ale

Peter Brown Tribute Ale
Brown Ale/Altbier

Firefall Red
Brown Ale/Altbier

Whippersnapper
ESB/Mild Ale

Dawn Patrol Dark
Brown Ale/Altbier

Robert Smiths Smooth
ESB/Mild Ale

Song In Your Heart
ESB/Mild Ale

Clan Ross Scotch Ale
Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy

Reeds Wee Heavy
Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy

Dusseldorf Altbier
Brown Ale/Altbier

Black Lagoon
Scottish Ale/Wee Heavy

Porters
Chelsea Porter
Porter

Mocha Machine
Porter

Black Robusto Porter
Porter

Triple Exultation
Porter

Tabula Rasa Toasted Porter
Porter

Point Reyes Porter
Porter

Double Nut Brown
Porter

Bacon & Eggs Porter
Porter

Baltic Porter
Porter

Dark Reckoning
Porter

Pier Rat Porter
Porter

Public Enemy
Porter

Dawn of the Deft Porter
Porter

Airporter Chocolate Porter
Porter

Brown Claw
Porter

Aphotic Imperial Porter
Imperial Porter

Old Viscosity
Porter

BA Koffi Porter
Imperial Porter

Meat and Potatoes
Porter

Donner Party Porter
Porter

Stouts
San Quentins Breakout Stout
Stout

Blarney Sisters Dry Irish Stout
Stout

Stagecoach Stout
Stout

Dragoons Dry Irish Stout
Stout

Z-Man Stout
Stout

Udder Love
Stout

Starry Night Stout
Stout

Stearns Stout
Stout

Seaside Stout
Stout

Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Stout

Volcano Mudslide Sweet Stout
Stout

Campfire Stout
Stout

Portola Breakfast Stout
Stout

Sticky Stout
Stout

Velvet Merkin
Stout

Kilgore Stout
Stout

Grinding Stone
Stout

Wall of Sound
Stout

Blackjack Stout
Stout

Beavers Milk Stout
Stout

Imperial Stouts
Serpents Stout
Imperial Stout

Speedway Stout
Imperial Stout

Imperial Russian Stout
Imperial Stout

Black Xantus
Imperial Stout

Old Rasputin
Imperial Stout

Older Viscosity
Imperial Stout

Parabajava
Imperial Stout

Fundamental Observation
Imperial Stout

Big Deluxe
Imperial Stout

The Nothing
Imperial Stout

Parabola
Imperial Stout

Night Rider Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout

Monster Tones
Imperial Stout

The Shroud - BA
Imperial Stout

Speedway Stout - BA
Imperial Stout

Pugachev Royale
Imperial Stout

Number Crunch
Imperial Stout

Black Tuesday
Imperial Stout

Black Tuesday - Reserve
Imperial Stout

Reaction State
Imperial Stout

Barleywines and Strong Ales
Old Numbskull
Barleywine/ Strong Ale

Sucaba (ABACUS)
Barleywine/ Strong Ale