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 market. A few months later, Jerry Moore (CEO & Janitor) took over, and started to grow the company 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 recently and notably, our Breaking Bud IPA taking the Bronze Medal in the American IPA category at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival. Knee Deep Brewing Company has a rapidly growing reputation as we are known for our unique blends and creative outlook on brewing. We take pride in our reputation and strive to continue brewing outstanding craft beers.
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