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Caldera Brewing Company

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Caldera Brewing CompanyCaldera Brewing Company
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 3,202
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

590 Clover Lane
Ashland, Oregon, 97520
United States
phone: (541) 482-4677

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @calderabeer

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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

80x2HopHead, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Davidwolk717, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Paccamacca, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

stouts4me, Aug 24, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +3.1%

Eric1313, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2+ fingers of pearl white head.
Stays effervescent through out, pretty good lacing & good head retention ( 3.75)

S: Ginger & vegtal notes, vegtal fades as this warms (3.0)

T: Some ginger, faint graininess & again, a little ginger, plus metallic notes up front.
More ginger, a touch of honey,& grassiness as this warms, the vegtal drops out as this warms.
Finishes with ginger pepperiness , a little grassiness, & faint woody bitterness (3.25)

MF: Light bodied, fairly delicate carbonation . Thickens a bit once warm(3.5)

Drinks just okay, just not a good example of a Ginger Beer, makes Left Hand's offering seem
like nectar of the Gods (3.25)

russpowell, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

chossboss, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

jcanddr, Jul 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

LightnerLiquorKS, Jul 25, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -2.8%

Was in Medford for a work trip, and so made the short drive down to Ashland and the brewery on a Thursday night.

Located at the end of what looks like a short service road, the Brewery and pub are pretty decent size, with a good size dining area and bar area (straight back from the door when you come in). The pub has high ceilings, with the walls painted white. A sizeable bottle collection makes up most of the decorations inside, and the pub has a light and airy feel to it. There is one flat screen TV to the wall to your immediate left when you come in, which I gather is typically turned to some sporting event. The vibe is fairly low key and casual, and so I thought this a very nice place to hang out with a beer or three.

The range of beers on offer is pretty impressive at Caldera. Their website boasts that they typically have 37 bees on tap, and that was the exact number of beers they haad on tap today (plus a rootbeer they make and several ciders). While I can't say I was wowwed by anything I tried, the Mogli, Coconut porter, the raunch ur bock and the rose petal golden imperial golden ale came pretty close. Even the helles lager and pils were pretty good, and I thought the DIPA decent as well (repeater repeater DIPA, and the current cauldron brew seasonal). Even the old growth imperial stout was interesting, if not exactly to my taste. The only beer I tried that I actively didn't care for was the Vas Deferens Ale.

I also ordered a small pizza here (the Caldera), and damn if it wasn't pretty darn good as well. Service was pretty decent for the most part. There was a pretty good size crowd on the Thursday night I was here (around 6:00), and so waits for a beer were sometimes a bit protracted. However, everyone was pretty friendly otherwise, and the backup server who helped out my swamped bartender/waitress was helpful and seemed to know his stuff.

After a largely so-so experience with some of the BA destinations I visited in Medford, I was very impressed with the Caldera Brewing company pub. Without doubt, I'll certainly be back, the next time I'm in the Medford/Ashland vicinity.

John_M, Jul 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

ronricorossi, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

DrMindbender, Jul 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

leeuwenhart, Jul 02, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -7.1%

This was stop #10 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. We stopped here for dinner and to try their beers. This facility is just a year or so old and everything is new, but because of the very high ceiling this place does not have the coziness that I prefer for a pub setting. (But it did display the largest collection of beer bottles on those high walls that I have ever seen – over 4,500 of them per our server). But other decorations, such as a stack of kegs, situated throughout the dining area did help to cozy the place a little.

There were about 30 beers on tap, so we ordered two sampler flights with 5 beers on each. With a selection of 30 beers we were able to avoid choosing styles that we don’t like (light beers or fruity ones), so we ended up with a bunch of tasters that we enjoyed immensely. All of them rated at various levels above average, and the overall point rating score came out to be just a shade under a B grade. The exceptional beer of the group (and the only A grade) was the Mogli Imperial Porter, which is bourbon barrel-aged. What a great beer!

The food menu had a large diversity of items that definitely go beyond typical pub fare, and we very much enjoyed the dished that we ordered. Hats off to the chef as well as the brewer at this brewery! When we’re back in the area again (and we will be because we have family that lives nearby) we’ll definitely come back here again.

Mothergoose03, Jun 27, 2014
Caldera Brewing Company in Ashland, OR
93 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.