Knee Deep Brewing Company is a relative newcomer to the craft beer market, initially opening production in 2010 by contracting its brewing to Mt. Tallac Brewing in Lake Tahoe before opening its own brewery in 2011 in Lincoln, Calif. While initial distribution was limited solely to the Reno, Nev. area, Knee Deep has since expanded to sell their beer in California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Ohio. With a relatively small line-up the majority of Knee Deep's beers are hop-centric and over half of the year round offerings are some variant of an IPA. Of all its hop forward brews, perhaps the most highly regarded is the Hoptologist Double IPA.