(Stacker) – If you drink beer – any beer – you’ve likely heard of the craft beer revolution, and you likely fall into one of two camps: IPA warrior or lager loyalist. The great thing about a beer-related revolution is that there is no wrong side. Whatever your preference, cheers to you.

The burgeoning brewery business is indeed a revolution by many counts. According to the Brewers Association, the number of breweries in the United States grew 390% from 2010 to 2020—all while beer consumption, on average, was declining.

Like all revolutions, this, too, began as a desire for change—as an overthrow of the old and the monopolistic. In 2010, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors (formerly MillerCoors), two of the largest beer companies in the world, comprised roughly 77% of total beer sales in the U.S. In 2020, that share was 60%, with smaller brewers claiming a larger share toward the end of the decade.

With a taste of the innovations and variety coming out of craft breweries, consumers are demanding a higher quality product, and are willing to pay more for it. Over the last decade, beer prices have increased by 33%.

If you’ve ever been curious about which beers are most popular in your home state, we have the answer. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated beer in California using ratings from BeerAdvocate. A maximum of 5 beers per brewery were included.

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#30. Reaction State

– Rating: 4.52 (212 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 11.80%
– Brewery: Bottle Logic Brewing
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#29. Saison Bernice

– Rating: 4.5 (1,066 ratings)
– Type: Saison
– ABV: 6.50%
– Brewery: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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#28. Speedway Stout – Vietnamese Coffee

– Rating: 4.5 (2,002 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 12.00%
– Brewery: AleSmith Brewing Company
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#27. Foggier Window

– Rating: 4.52 (307 ratings)
– Type: New England IPA
– ABV: 8.10%
– Brewery: Monkish Brewing Co.
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#26. Ground State

– Rating: 4.51 (671 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 13.40%
– Brewery: Bottle Logic Brewing
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#25. Modem Tones – Bourbon Barrel-Aged – Vanilla

– Rating: 4.55 (137 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 14.40%
– Brewery: Modern Times Beer
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#24. Grey Monday

– Rating: 4.51 (1,924 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 19.90%
– Brewery: The Bruery
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#23. §ucaba

– Rating: 4.51 (5,505 ratings)
– Type: English Barleywine
– ABV: 12.50%
– Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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#22. Great

– Rating: 4.52 (766 ratings)
– Type: American Barleywine
– ABV: 14.00%
– Brewery: Alpine Beer Company
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#21. Speedway Stout – Bourbon Barrel-Aged

– Rating: 4.52 (2,342 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 13.30%
– Brewery: AleSmith Brewing Company
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#20. Parabajava

– Rating: 4.53 (926 ratings)
– Type: Russian Imperial Stout
– ABV: 14.00%
– Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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#19. Adios Ghost

– Rating: 4.66 (48 ratings)
– Type: New England IPA
– ABV: 10.20%
– Brewery: Monkish Brewing Co.
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#18. Fundamental Forces

– Rating: 4.55 (284 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 16.20%
– Brewery: Bottle Logic Brewing
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#17. Chocolate Rain

– Rating: 4.53 (2,868 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 19.60%
– Brewery: The Bruery
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#16. Black Tuesday

– Rating: 4.54 (4,188 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 19.50%
– Brewery: The Bruery
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#15. Keene Idea

– Rating: 4.56 (538 ratings)
– Type: Imperial IPA
– ABV: 8.88%
– Brewery: Alpine Beer Company
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#14. Beatification

– Rating: 4.55 (2,889 ratings)
– Type: Wild Ale
– ABV: 6.00%
– Brewery: Russian River Brewing Company
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#13. Supplication

– Rating: 4.55 (6,695 ratings)
– Type: Wild Ale
– ABV: 7.75%
– Brewery: Russian River Brewing Company
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#12. Black Tuesday – Reserve

– Rating: 4.57 (339 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 20.50%
– Brewery: The Bruery
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#11. West Ashley

– Rating: 4.56 (1,203 ratings)
– Type: Saison
– ABV: 7.30%
– Brewery: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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#10. Citra

– Rating: 4.56 (1,882 ratings)
– Type: Imperial IPA
– ABV: 8.00%
– Brewery: Kern River Brewing Company
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#9. Cable Car Kriek

– Rating: 4.61 (185 ratings)
– Type: Wild Ale
– ABV: 7.00%
– Brewery: The Lost Abbey
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#8. Cable Car

– Rating: 4.58 (1,153 ratings)
– Type: Wild Ale
– ABV: 7.00%
– Brewery: The Lost Abbey
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#7. Parabola

– Rating: 4.61 (7,187 ratings)
– Type: Russian Imperial Stout
– ABV: 13.00%
– Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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#6. Duck Duck Gooze

– Rating: 4.62 (1,977 ratings)
– Type: Gueuze
– ABV: 7.00%
– Brewery: The Lost Abbey
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#5. Pliny The Elder

– Rating: 4.64 (15,585 ratings)
– Type: Imperial IPA
– ABV: 8.00%
– Brewery: Russian River Brewing Company
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#4. Speedway Stout – Vietnamese Coffee – Bourbon-Barrel Aged

– Rating: 4.65 (994 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 14.20%
– Brewery: AleSmith Brewing Company
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#3. Westly

– Rating: 4.66 (435 ratings)
– Type: Saison
– ABV: 8.50%
– Brewery: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
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#2. Fundamental Observation

– Rating: 4.68 (1,530 ratings)
– Type: American Imperial Stout
– ABV: 13.00%
– Brewery: Bottle Logic Brewing
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#1. Pliny The Younger

– Rating: 4.69 (3,512 ratings)
– Type: Imperial IPA
– ABV: 10.25%
– Brewery: Russian River Brewing Company
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