We Like Everything Green:
Caldera has always been dedicated to being green. We strive to reuse or recycle anything we can, also we source local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
Caldera's tap handles are made from scrap ash hardwood from Sawyer Paddles & Oars, located in Talent, Oregon.
All of Caldera's spent grain, hops and yeast are composted to make rich soil.
Our used specialty grain bags go to employees for garbage bags, and are used by our spent grain guy to package his soil.
The hop foil pouches are re-used to package soil.
Caldera re-uses hop boxes to cover full can pallets to keep layer of cans clean for shipping.
All broken pallets are picked up by the pallet company for rebuilding.
Caldera was the first craft brewery on the West Coast to brew and can its own beer, beginning in 2005. Aluminum cans are 100% recyclable and weigh less than glass which reduces shipping costs which reduces fuel usage.
Low water plants for landscaping reduces water usage.
Passive solar through daylight windows in cupola of building reduces electricity.
Low energy lighting throughout building.
Coolers have the most efficient insulation possible.
Kitchen cooler strip curtains maintain cooler temperature during opening and closing of doors.
Caldera's HVAC system draws cool air into building at night.
Mini splits are used in offices to reduce power consumption.
Hot liquor tank reuses heat exchanged water for the next brew.
Cold liquor tank uses 38° F water instead of City water which averages 70° F, thus saving water.
Cool Fit glycol piping is the most efficient piping made which saves electricity as the chiller runs less.
Caldera uses steam to power all three kettles (30 bbl Brew House Kettle, 10 bbl Brew House, 10 bbl Soda Kettle) instead of natural gas, which is more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Water is served upon request to conserve our watershed.
Cooking oil is recycled into biofuel.
We source local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
We recently went to straws available by request only.
The clear straws are compost-able eco straws.
Food scraps are composted.