Best of the Year in Oregon Beer 2021 – Runner Up Best New Brewery
This was a surprisingly tight race among newcomers SteepleJack Brewing and Kings & Daughters Brewing but in the end SteepleJack was blessed by the voters with a win. Easily this years most anticipate new Oregon brewery, SteepleJack brewers Anna Buxton and Anne Aviles, GM Billy Cook, chef Lawrence Gable, and lead bartender/sales manager Travers Romann built a world-class team inside a 110-year old church that lived up to the hype. But enough can’t be said about runner-up Kings & Daughters who has been building cult status for their delicate touch to innovative hoppy beers and a subtle and elegant brand that only launched this past summer. It’s all the more impressive for K&D to rank so highly in voting because they do not have a physical space where one can go to find and experience their beers. We expect big things from both of these breweries in the coming year(s).