Knee Deep Brewing Company was founded in Nevada in June, 2010. For the first few months of operation, Knee Deep was “contract brewing” beer at Mt. Tallac Brewing in beautiful Lake Tahoe and selling kegs exclusively into the Northern Nevada (Reno) market. A few months later, Jerry Moore (CEO & Janitor) took over the company and agreed to grow, and get more than “Knee Deep” in a premium craft beer brewery. For the remainder of 2010, Knee Deep Brewing Company continued to “contract brew” and sell kegs in Northern Nevada.
In the first quarter of 2011, the company reached an agreement to lease the former Beermann’s Brewery in Lincoln, CA. During the renovation and startup phase, Knee Deep’s beers continued to be contract brewed in another brewery in California. In May 2011, our first batch of beer was brewed in our Lincoln brewery. Over time we phased out the contract brewing and eventually all our beers were brewed at our Lincoln facility. At that time we had two UC Davis trained brewers operating 7 days a week. At first, our beers could be found throughout California and also in Arizona, Nevada, Ohio and Idaho. In 2012 we had started our “Loading Dock Friday Growler Sales”, where it was possible to purchase a growler of the freshest possible Knee Deep beer directly from the brewery. Growler sales were, as described, conducted at the loading dock.
Knee Deep Brewing’s brews have received several awards; most notably our Breaking Bud IPA taking Bronze in the American IPA category at the 2016 GAB . Knee Deep Brewing Company has a rapidly growing reputation and we are becoming known for our unique blends and creative outlook on brewing. We take pride in our reputation and strive to continue brewing outstanding craft beers.
Fast forward to 2016, Knee Deep beers are now brewed in our new 28,000 square foot facility in Auburn, CA. Our 15 barrel brew house has been replaced with a 40 barrel 4 vessel system. Our 15 barrel fermenters are no more and we now ferment our beers in 60, 90 and 120 barrel tanks. Our year round offerings now total 16 and we also produce special releases and seasonal beers. We are also barrel aging a limited quantity of specialty beers, which are periodically released in our taproom. “Loading Dock Fridays” are gone as well. Instead of standing outdoors (rain or shine) to purchase a growler of our beer, visitors can now purchase growlers, crowlers and or bottles in our tasting room, which is larger than our previous Lincoln brewery. Our tasting room offers an unobstructed view of brewery operations, and guests can enjoy samples of our beer while watching us brew, filter or even bottle the finished product. Our brewmaster, Dean Roberts, has been with us for 5 years and is continuing our tradition of brewing only the finest craft beers.
Ending the year 2016, we are actively selling in 25 states with plans on adding 10 more in 2017. We also frequently ship to Canada, Australia, Japan, and Singapore. The one thing that will not change at Knee Deep is the quality of our product. We continue to brew great beer and receive recognition and awards both locally and nationally.
Beers Available at Hunahpu's Day®
Dry Hop: Galaxy and Cascade (heavy on the Galaxy)
Color: Golden Yellow
Aroma: Passion fruit, citrus
Flavor: Tropical fruit leading to dank citrus
Mouthfeel: Medium... Read more »
Color: Hazy, Red/Amber
Aroma: Malty Sweet, Caramel, Vanilla, Whiskey, Boozy
Flavor: Raisin, Dried Fruits, Spicy, lingering sweetness