Bars, Beer, Insights

The 7 Most Popular Beers in California Bars

By Stephen Ngo

Stephen Ngo

September 6, 2017

Posted in Restaurant Management, Industry & Culture

Related: The Most Popular Beer & Liquor Brands of 2018


With a population larger than Canada’s and a GDP larger than Mexico’s, California is more than powerful enough to be its own country. After all, its economy is 50% larger than Texas’.

And since we’ve already looked at the most popular beer brands in the Lone Star State and for the United States as a whole, we’re long overdue for an examination of Californians’ favorite brews at the bar. And luckily for us, we’ve got users across the state: from the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe, to Fresno, Ventura, LA, Orange County, Palm Springs, and San Diego.

Here are the seven most popular beer brands among California BevSpot bars.

The following material aggregates alcoholic beverage distributor order data from dozens of California BevSpot bars and restaurants from January through August 2017. All figures represent percentages of orders in dollar terms.

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3 comments so far... Add your thoughts?
  1. It should have been mentioned that Lost Coast Brewery is the ONLY CA Craft Beer brewery on the list. THAT SAYS A LOT about them and their quality beers!

  2. Yeah but their barrel aged stuff is amazing!!! They are the only ones FERMENTING in oak barrels. Not just aging in used bourbon / whisky barrels which they do too. Oh, I live 35 miles from the central coast brewery.

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