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Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Dry Dock Brewing Co.Dry Dock Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.86/5
Based on:
102 Beers
2,401 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 28
Visits: 78
Avg: 4.14
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Homebrew Store ]

15120 E Hampden Ave
Aurora, Colorado, 80014
United States
phone: (303) 400-5606 | map
www.drydockbrewing.com

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2005

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Reviews: 28 | Visits: 78
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Remarkable range of beers, all well described on the boards and printed menu. The five seasonal styles tend toward German with some fruit beers and a selection of "normal" styles for the standard house brews. But there is a lot to choose from and they seem to keep several new seasonals coming all the time.

Service was attentive and responsive when you wanted something. One of the bartenders stopped to check on us and gave a dissertation on the style of our beer and the philosophy of the place while he took a breather. And the well-used brewery is right there through the window.

Free popcorn. A group was having a potluck dinner in the big back room, which seems like a great idea for a place like this to promote. I think this is a really interesting variation on how beer businesses are making a go of it these days. Intimacy? no, but it's very jolly and unpretentious, and the noise level is bearable since they skip the all-too-common blare of music-like noise.

Way the hell out in darkest Aurora, so not likely for a quick downtown Denver visit. But totally worth seeking out if you have the time and transportation. Among the most interesting brewpubs in Denver. I'd skip Wynkoop and go here if for some reason you had to choose one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Buannaich
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of legrandfacile74
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Come early, grab a table, order honey beesting wings for delivery, and wash them down with a few pints. This is a crowded, but very friendly bar with a neighborhood feel.

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Photo of daem3384
4.72/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kingpin1010
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of KLHBB
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

This is my neighborhood brewery. I've been here with friends, I've been here alone with my laptop doing some beer-inspired creative writing. This is a good place for both. Big communal tables, a large selection of beers, friendly staff. No food, but plenty of popcorn and food from the outside is welcome. At least in the outdoor seating which is also friendly to dogs. The samplers are great fun and sometimes hit or miss -- but that's the beauty of a neighborhood brewery. I'm familiar with their solid best-sellers so go for the other stuff in the flights. If you're in Aurora, definitely drop by.

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Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.89/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Very busy place, shared several flights with friends which were tasty.

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Photo of jacobdunne
4.43/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I really enjoyed this place. I went on a Friday night and it was very busy but very chill. A lot of selection!

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Photo of growlerinhand
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Panama69
4.1/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of DFINE321
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Skinrad
3.66/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of traviseses
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Some of the best beer you will find.

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Photo of Gerred
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jaramilr
4.76/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Luther
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ricknelson
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of ManBearPat
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of denver10
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of LeeW
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Dry Dock Brewing Co. in Aurora, CO
92 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.