With the Pacific Northwest being the biggest producer of hops in the nation, Oregon is home to some of the best microbreweries in the country! Let’s take a look at three of our favorite places to grab a delicious craft beer right here in Ashland, Oregon.
Our Three Favorite Craft Breweries In Ashland
If you’re a craft beer fan, here are our recommendations of the top three places you need to visit the next time you stay in Ashland.
1. Standing Stone Brewing Company: Standing Stone Brewing Company is a family-owned and operated full-service craft brewery and restaurant nestled right in downtown Ashland. Specializing in lagers and ales made in small batches on-site using mostly organic grains, they are committed to producing and serving only the highest quality craft beer. Beyond their delicious range of beers, they also offer an appetizing menu with fresh, farm-to-table ingredients sourced from local, organic family farms in the region. Their food items are designed to please even the pickiest of eaters, with recommendations for a perfectly paired beer to go with each item.
2. Caldera Brewing Company: Caldera Brewing Company is located in an expansive nearly 30,000 square foot building that features not one, but two brewhouses and a restaurant. Having two brewhouses allows Caldera to experiment with different flavors in their smaller 10-barrel brewhouse, leaving the larger 30-barrel system open to produce their popular ales, lagers, seltzers and sodas. What sets Caldera apart from other craft breweries is their use of 100% whole flower hops in the brewing process. Whole flower hops have a cleaner profile than the standard pelletized hops used by other craft beer brewers.
Their family-friendly restaurant features classic pub-eats with locally sourced ingredients and also includes a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options. You’re sure to leave feeling satisfied after visiting for a bite and drink.
3. The Growler Guys: While The Growler Guys is technically not a brewery, they are a go-to source to enjoy local, craft brews and a delicious bite to eat. With more than 50 different beers on tap, you’re sure to find one (or two) that’ll have you filling growlers to take home! Beyond their extensive beer menu, you can also order mouthwatering pizzas, wings, salads and appetizers such as nachos, breadsticks and pretzels.
If you’re craving a mouthwatering craft beer, any of these three locations are sure to deliver a flavor you’ll love. Don’t forget to check them out the next time you stay at Country Willows Inn; reserve your next getaway with us today!