Knee Deep Brewing Wins Gold With its Hoptologist DIPA at the 12th Annual Bistro Double IPA Festival


The kickoff for San Francisco Beer Week this year was the 12th Annual Double IPA Festival, held at The Bistro in Hayward, CA on February 11th 2012.  There were 43 beers in the competition, with entrants coming from up and down the West Coast and as far away as Delaware and Maine.  A panel of professional judges conducted blind tastings and after multiple elimination rounds the results were:


1st  – Hoptologist DIPA – Knee Deep Brewing Company

2nd – Pliny the Elder – Russian River Brewing

3rd – Ruination – Stone Brewing


We are obviously pleased that a panel of independent judges thought so highly of Hoptologist.  From the time we first introduced this beer just a few months ago the demand has been strong and consequently we have decided to make Hoptologist available year round.


We absolutely appreciate the interest in our beers and will make every effort to continue brewing fine craft beers.  Stay tuned for more outstanding brews being released later this year.