Caldera Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.8/5
Caldera Brewing CompanyCaldera Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

590 Clover Lane
Ashland, Oregon, 97520
United States

(541) 482-4677 | map
calderabrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
40
Ratings:
4,331
Reviews:
1,580
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
4.68%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Photo of ctt8410
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Large warehouse-style brewstaurant just off I-5 with nice hillside views.

Pros:
- Huge selection of Caldera beers. Close to 50 taps when I visited.
- Kid-friendly.
- High ceilings lined with a fun display of bottles and cans.

Cons:
- The menu is an overstuffed jumble of various pub grub. Lots of choices, none of which stand out.

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Photo of crob3888
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I needed some time away from school so I drove out to Ashland to try Caldera. I've had Mogli before and really enjoyed it so I figured if they had BA Mogli on tap I'd be set. I hate to admit how awkward I am about going someplace by myself, but I usually feel a bit uncomfortable in breweries by myself... this place was different.

Vibe: Beer bottles all around the room, so that was pretty neat. They were playing a good amount of late 70's and 80's hits which was a nice touch.

Quality: I'm going to assume they mean the beer. I had the BA Mogli, BA Old Growth, Coconut Porter (which was insane), Kehai Snow, and the Motherpucker. All were good, but the BA Old Growth and the Coconut Porter were the best ones.

Service: Excellent. It looked like there were 2 servers, a hostess, and a bartender on duty when I was there. The server I had was very nice, prompt, and was very knowledgeable about the beer.

Selection: They have 40 taps of their own beverages, not all beer. They had a few sodas they brew there, including a hopped soda. They also have a gluten free beer, which is pretty rad.

Food: I had the basic pub burger with the soup of the day. It was a tasty burger, nice and filling, and they subbed blue cheese for cheddar no problem. The soup was an Italian meatball soup, nice flavor that warmed me up on a cold day.

Will I be back? Most definitely.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

My wife and I stopped on our way to Seattle (pickup son from college). Easy to find off of Highway 5, we stopped for dinner and had to park on the street. Good sign being busy on a Thursday night! They have both outdoor and indoor seating. We sat indoor in a large open room. Very mellow atmosphere. They even have a couch and fireplace to sit, along with games. Prior and after dinner, we played cribbage. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable, although the food took a little while.

As far as the food, there is a good selection of pub food, but also healthy options. We has stuffed mushrooms and roaster pepper hummus for appetizers. Both were excellent! I had gnocchi and my wife a burger. We enjoyed both.

As far as the beers, there is a large selection of many different styles. I had a strong ale and rauchbier where as my wife had Mogli (chocolate porter) and a coffee brown. All of them were fresh and yummy. The rauchbier blew me away. If you like smoked beers, this is a must.

Loved Caldera! We even came back three days later with our son on our way home!

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Photo of Dcbelkot
3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Stopped by the new spot in Ashland over the Memorial day weekend. Great view and th patio seating is really nice. Quality beer and the food was good too, the staff seamed a little still jumbled ,but it is new and i will not hold them to it.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.81/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Stopped in for a late lunch on Sunday with the family. The dining area is a large corner of the larger brewing building. The walls are filled with beer bottles, cans and growlers... a few hundred of them. The service was fine. The five beers I tasted were great. There’s over twenty beers on tap with a good variety. The food was outstanding (pizza, salad, seafood bisque and pretzel). I’d go just for the food. Family friendly. It’s about 90 seconds off the I-5.

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Photo of kingmaxwell
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

While in Ashland for some fun, we stopped at the large Caldera facility. This spot is slightly out of town at the end of a service road. It is well-lit, clean and spacious. There are a bunch of tables and bars. We had prompt and attentive service. I asked a couple of beer questions and the server seemed informed and helpful.

The beer was quite good. I tried some IPA which was persuasive and bought a pounder of the Hop Hash and a six of the IPA in cans to go.

We ordered a Pretzel while waiting for our food and this was our only disappointment. The pretzel was flavorless and pretty generic. The mustard and beer cheese sauces were legitimate, but the doughy bland pretzel could go up a few notches.

We ordered two pizzas to go and had a great meal. Both pizzas were precise thin crust pizzas with greens and good flavor.

Overall I recommend this spot and will return.

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4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Harvest06
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of xroachx
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of John_M
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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