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Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Dry Dock Brewing Co.Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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2,072 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
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Cask: N
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[ Brewery, Bar, Homebrew Store ]

15120 E Hampden Ave
Aurora, Colorado, 80014
United States
phone: (303) 400-5606

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @drydockbrewing

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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 28
Reviews by GilGarp:
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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

What a fantastic place - a beer lover / home brewer paradise! I was initially drawn to visit DD because of their recent GABF "small brewer of the year" award. Located in a strip mall, it's hardly a very grand looking place. I went in and had a seat at the bar.

I was greeted by a likeable chap, Shawn, who offered to get me samples or a pint. I told him I had never been there before and wanted to try a variety of things. $1/3oz. sample seemed fair.

So I started with the naked porter, vanilla porter, and pumpkin ale. They were all absolutely outstanding! I was blown away. With so many brewers making bigger, hoppier, high ABV beers these days, it's good to be reminded how excellent the more traditional styles can be. Dry Dock is a great reality check.

Next I went on to try their brown ale and ESB. Again, just phenomenal examples of these classic styles. Not big, over-the-top, style-bending versions but just about the best interpretations of the classics I've had.

From there, I went on to try the Seven Cs DIPA and the wee heavy which were great as well. The 7Cs was just as good or better than any, other than Pliny.

These brewers are making some incredible beers out of a dinky location but, as the saying goes, you can't judge a book by its cover...

The homebrew shop that is attached is just as nice. Great selection of malts, hops, yeasts, and equipment. A nice little library of brewing books is also worth examining. Although the service on this side of the estabilishment was lacking, I could see that they had anything a homebrewer would need, whether just beginning or highly skilled.

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