Published: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 11:15 AM

John Foyston, Special to The Oregonian By John Foyston, Special to The Oregonian 

Jim Mills and Caldera brewing are building a new  25,000 square foot brewery just a block away from the original Caldera brewery on the southeast side of the last Ashland exit from I-5, at 590 Clover Lane. The complex is huge, and plans call for an opening this November.

It includes a four-vessel, 30-barrel brewhouse from JV Northwest, ranks of fermenters including some 60- and 90-barrel tanks, a distillery in future plans, a kitchen, a 65-foot x 40-foot  pub, bottling and canning lines and coolers for hop storage, cans bottles and kegs and a lagering cooler with 90 barrels of capacity. Grain silos? Three, each for a different malt.

The tasting room/pub will feature house made sodas, a draft chardonnay and 27 beer taps and seats about 90.

There’s also a patio that’s heated in the winter and seats about 40. No word yet on the cost of the project, but the scope is inspiring. The way-popular Caldera Taproom downtown by the creek will remain open, which is good news I’m sure to locals — and to me: I love the place, an the current 10-barel production brewhouse moves to the new digs, where it’ll be used for specialty and seasonal beers.

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30-barrel brewhouse.
Caldera Brewery's new tasting room.


Caldera's tap - able to accommodate 31 different varieties!


Caldera Brewery owner, J.P. Mills says, "cheers!"


Ausland Group | September 10, 2012

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