Our Brewmaster, Jeremy Warren (aka the Hoptologist) is a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno. It has been said that his passion for beer helped sustain him through his college years. Jeremy has been brewing since 2006.
In June 2010 Jeremy founded Knee Deep Brewing Company, LLC. For the first few months of operation, Jeremy was “contract brewing” his beers at Mt. Tallac Brewing in beautiful Lake Tahoe and selling kegs exclusively into the Northern Nevada (Reno) market. In the fall of 2010, Jeremy and Jerry Moore (our CEO & Janitor) met, sampled a few of Jeremy’s creations and ultimately agreed to work together to get more than “Knee Deep” in a premium craft beer brewery. In the mean time, 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 now all our beer is brewed in our Lincoln facility. We currently have two UC Davis trained brewers managed by Jeremy and we operate 7 days a week. Our beers can be found throughout California and are also sold in Arizona, Nevada, Ohio and Idaho. This past summer we also started our “Loading Dock Friday Growler Sales”, it’s now possible to purchase a growler of the freshest possible Knee Deep beer directly from the brewery. Growler sales are, as described, conducted at the loading dock.
In his relatively short brewing history, Jeremy has produced over 40 different beers. Jeremy’s brews have received several awards; most recently our Hoptologist DIPA took the Gold Medal earlier this year at The Bistro 14th Annual DIPA Festival. Jeremy and Knee Deep Brewing Company have 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.