ABOUT OUR CREW

A long time ago, back in 1994, Bob Maphet and Brian Sollenberger embarked on—as Bob puts it—“a hobby that went wildly out of control.” It was an adventure to change the world and the public’s perception of how amazing beer can taste. Putting their noggins together, they crafted the finest beers known to mankind (or at least we think so).

As they continued to brew the liquid gold, the guys discovered that landlubbers of all different backgrounds craved the delicious brews and demand increased substantially. Jumping forward to today, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing produces more than 600 barrels of beer a month and that number keeps growing year after year.

In January 2017, there was a wee bit of a shift in leadership at Diamond Knot. Bob set off on a retirement adventure with his wife, Shelly, and moved into the Chairman seat as a company advisor. Co-owner Andy Eason, longtime VP of Retail Operations, stepped in as President & CEO. Co-owner Pat Ringe continues as VP of Brewing Operations, and recently took on the title of Dir. of Sales.

The story behind the Diamond Knot brand name harkens back to the 1947 shipwreck of the Diamond Knot cargo ship. It is a story of perseverance, tenacity and being resourceful in the face of adversity. Bob and Brian named the brewery Diamond Knot to honor the hard-working and innovative operations crew of the salvage, and as a reminder of what is possible when you have dreams and ambition. Read more about the Diamond Knot shipwreck.

 
 
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Donating to our Community

Diamond Knot Craft Beer remains committed to supporting the communities in which we operate and to society in general. Through donating our time and products we support a variety of worthy causes and non-profit organizations within our community. Though we attempt to provide help to all applicants, there may be times when our means do not allow us to contribute. We are able to donate because of the loyalty of our great customers, and wish to thank them for their continued support.  

Request a Donation

If you would like to request a donation from the crew at Diamond Knot, please fill out our request form.

All donation requests will be reviewed within two weeks and must include a valid Tax ID# to be considered. The organization requesting the donation will be contacted by email, regarding whether the request has been approved.

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Wholesale Distribution

Our beer is distributed in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. Please contact our sales team if you can't find our beer at your favorite watering hole.

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Our Tale—the Story of the Diamond Knot Shipwreck

Six miles west of Port Angeles the Diamond Knot, property of the U.S. Maritime Commission and under charter to the Alaska Steamship company, collided with the Freighter Fenn Victory at 1:15am on August 13, 1947.

The Fenn Victory’s bow drove a full 14 feet into the side of the Diamond Knot, mortally wounding the proud ship. In her hold were more than 154,000 cases of canned salmon, representing 10 percent of the year’s catch. Her cargo was valued at over $4 million.

With the main deck of the Diamond Knot awash, the Fenn Victory separated herself, making way to port under her own power. Tugs moved in and attempted to tow the Diamond Knot to the sheltered waters of Crescent Bay until violent currents flowing off the tongue of Point Reef forced the tugs to chop their towing hawsers at 8:15am. The Diamond Knot’s fate seemed sealed.

There was no time to waste as any significant delay would result in the loss of her valuable cargo. An equipment barge rushed to the wreck’s position while a mother barge anchored herself over the Diamond Knot and using an innovative water vacuum, proceeded to salvage the cargo. Divers worked in shifts to cut away about 90 percent of the Diamond Knot’s port side. Hour by hour, and can by can barges carried away the salvaged Diamond Knot cargo. The cans were then hauled down to Seattle, where each and every one of the cans was reopened and checked for saltwater intrusion, then repackaged and sent back out to market.
More than 75 percent of the cargo was salvaged from the ship. If Firemen’s Fund was unable to salvage the cargo, they would have gone under like the ship.

Why is this relevant to Diamond Knot’s story? Well, Bob and Brian loved to dive and they loved the story of the Diamond Knot salvage. In 1994, not many people were drinking Northwest IPAs. Bob and Brian knew that if they persevered like the DK salvage crew, they might just make a go of this whole brewing thing. They went slowly and methodically. They educated beer drinkers about IPAs and craft beer in general. Like Fireman’s Fund, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing made it through some tough times and are here today, better than ever. From two Boeing employees to more than 120 DK employees, cheers to you, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing crew!

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Knothead’s Club

Do you want to be rewarded for your love of DK? Join the club! Our Knothead’s Club is free and open to everyone. From all of us here at Diamond Knot, we would like to officially welcome you to the family.


After you sign up, your card will be activated within 24 hours. Stop by, show your card, share a brew, and we’ll make sure the perks keep coming!


For general inquiries, please contact knotheadclub@diamondknot.com


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DK Gives Back


We know our loyal Knotheads are all about supporting the community, so we’ve made it even easier to give back. You can donate your points to any charity. Just email us with your preferred organization, and we’ll do the rest!
 

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  • $5 back for every 100 points accrued
  • Free Birthday Meal during your Birthday Month
  • Free Birthday Beverage on your birthday

Our Knothead Greenhorn's Club is open to everyone, and free to join!
You'll earn one point for every dollar spent.

Sign-Up Bonus: Once your card is activated, you'll receive 20% off your next visit!
*24 Hour Activation Period Applies.
*20% Expires after 60 days

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  • $5 back for every 100 points accrued
  • Free Birthday Meal during your Birthday Month
  • Free Birthday Beverage on your birthday
  • Exclusive tee-shirt
  • $1 off growler fills every day
  • 10% off DK merch every day
  • Exclusive Member's Only events

 

Want to become a captain? Hang out with our brew crew more often! The more you visit, the more rewards you'll receive. You'll earn Captain Rank when you reach 750 points within 12 months at DK locations.


*No Annual Fees

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  • $5 back for every 100 points accrued
  • Free Birthday Meal during your Birthday Month
  • Free Birthday Beverage on your birthday
  • Exclusive tee-shirt
  • $2 off growler fills every day
  • 20% off DK merch every day
  • Exclusive Member's Only events
  • 25oz. mug for the price of a 20oz.

Want to become an Admiral? Because we take our Knothead Admiral's Club pretty seriously around here, all members are invitation only.


*$60 Membership Fee

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