Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Dry Dock Brewing Co.Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Dry Dock Brewing Co.Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

15120 E Hampden Ave
Aurora, Colorado, 80014
United States

(303) 400-5606 | map
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
The vibe of this place changes based on how many people are present. Woth less people there a homey regulars bar feel, but with more people it still feels inviting, but it also feel like a more welcoming family friendly place that just appreciates beer. The attached homebrew shop helps that vibe.

Quality is good, but I can't speak for their canned beers as I've only had their taproom beers. Sometimes the beer isn't perfect but experimental beers tend to come out well.

Service can be hit or miss on the bartending side, when it's slow again it can feel a bit like a regulars bar, amd the actual ordering area at the bar can get crowded during busier times, but they're pretty good with questions.

Selection is always fantastic with beer styles I've never heard of and historic styles occasionally, as well as standard crowd pleasers.
Jan 05, 2023
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Dry dock is the quintessential corner brewery. Located in a strip mall area of Aurora, the outside is nothing to write home about. But inside they have tons of rotating draft options. The quality ranges from ok to really good. This is my best friend from high school’s local brewery, so I’ve got to see it grow over time to have a noticeable presence in the Denver area. It isn’t the world’s greatest brewery, but I’d be proud to call it my local brewery. There is an awesome home brew shop inside. They have a shuffle board, you can bring the kids, hang out with friends, have some laughs and some brews. Offer cans to go and merchandise.
Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 4.87 by sjrom from Colorado

Oct 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Tdschoenthaler from California

3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
I don't know if it's just because we always start with the apricot blonde and it's overwhelming, or Dry Dock's secret ingredient in every beer is actually apricots, but for whatever strange reason, every other beer in our flight always has a hint of the fruit. It's not a bad thing! It's just something that makes every other beer blend together and somewhat of a moot point, I guess. The apricot blonde is still great though! But you already knew that.
Sep 12, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by crobinso from Colorado

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 3.13 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 4 by locoformavs from Colorado

Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 4 by coones14 from Colorado

Oct 10, 2016
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Rated by blayrelovesbeer from Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Apricot Blonde is always a great go too... Firkin Friday is awesome for those who have a taste for experimental fusions.
Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jun 01, 2016
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Rated by shareallthebeer from Colorado

3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75
Lone downfall of Dry Dock is that the place is insanely busy at nearly all times, which creates a near impossibility to get service.
Mar 25, 2016
Rated: 4.37 by Akeah from Colorado

Mar 14, 2016
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Reviewed by flexabull from California

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Stopped by on a week day afternoon, and left pretty happy about my visit.

Strip mall, and looks it from the outside. But when you go inside, it is very spacious, with a bar upon entry, lots of tall tables, then a nice spacious barrel room towards the back.

Quality was quite good. I tried a Swartzbier first that was solid, then a golden sour that was quite good.

Service was excellent. The guy working the bar was both friendly and prompt. He was cool, and a pleasure to deal with.

Selection was also good. They had a dozen+ beers on tap with a good variety.

Overall? My favorite spot in Aurora so far. I'll be back.
Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by Buannaich from Colorado

Jan 16, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by wethorseblanket from California

Dec 23, 2015
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Reviewed by legrandfacile74 from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
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.
Dec 17, 2015
Rated: 4.72 by daem3384 from California

Dec 16, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Oct 31, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by kingpin1010 from California

Sep 18, 2015
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Reviewed by KLHBB from Arkansas

3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
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.
Sep 07, 2015
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Rated by GormBrewhouse from Vermont

4.89/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Very busy place, shared several flights with friends which were tasty.
Jul 13, 2015
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Rated by jacobdunne from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
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!
Jun 01, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by growlerinhand from Colorado

May 26, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by t2grogan from Arizona

May 08, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by Panama69 from Colorado

Apr 19, 2015
Rated: 4.29 by DFINE321

Mar 13, 2015
Rated: 3.66 by Skinrad from Colorado

Feb 23, 2015
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Rated by traviseses from Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5
Some of the best beer you will find.
Feb 02, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by Gerred from Missouri

Jan 19, 2015
Rated: 4.76 by jaramilr from California

Jan 02, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by Luther from Colorado

Dec 31, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by ricknelson from Vermont

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by ManBearPat from Colorado

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by denver10 from New Mexico

Nov 07, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by LeeW from Minnesota

Oct 28, 2014
Rated: 5 by BrianBo from Illinois

Oct 25, 2014
Rated: 5 by Gkemp94 from Colorado

Oct 05, 2014
Dry Dock Brewing Co. in Aurora, CO
Brewery rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2937 ratings