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Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 77
Beer Ratings: 1,279
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Homebrew Store ]
15120 E Hampden Ave
phone: (303) 400-5606
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2005)
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Reviews by brdc:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
I was taken to this place by a local friend, on a Saturday night. Reasonable amount of people, but definitely not packed.
This is a peculiar place, with good service, but also very hard to recommend.
The place itself looks semi-abandoned and somewhat dirty, with a number of merchandise hanging for sale like dirty clothes in a hanger.
Food is not available, other than a few bags of peanuts.
The service, as mentioned, is good, but it is hard to be great when you do not have food to serve, and the beers are limited.
The beers were unfortunately not the best, and interestingly, some of their awarded beers (listed on the wall) are not available.
This was unfortunately a disappointing place.
11-01-2010 22:34:46 |
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vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I gotta say the service here was underwhelming. I had high hopes for Dry Dock because I really enjoy their beers, but the two servers didn't greet me, didn't offer any help and were very curt in our interactions when there weren't many people there. We asked for a water to go with our beers because our DD wasn't drinking and it was perceived as a chore to bring it over.
Tap List was pretty standard to their lineup with a couple extras on there...In Colorado, I just may be used to expecting a lot from a tap room.
BUT I will say having the DIPA at the source shows that it is truly a great beer because they don't bottle date the last couple times I gave it a try it tasted super old.
I'd say when in CO, you can find much better watering holes.
08-07-2013 18:50:12 |
More by StubFaceJoe
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited Dry Dock on a whim last weekend while visiting with family. I'd never been there before. There is no food, they have popcorn freely available and a filtered water tap freely available. They have Dry Dock beers on tap, only. On the one side they are connected to a homebrew shop, as well, which has limited hours. They are super welcoming, and easily accessible. They offer a sampler flight, which is a great way to get to know their beers. I loved the coffee milk stout, probably the best coffee beer I have ever had. They offer a limited selection of cans and bottles for purchase, however the coffee stout was not among the offerings.
There were plenty of tables, plenty of seats and people are friendly and welcoming enough to be willing to share a table with you. (which is unlike other brewpubs throughout the country, in terms of their tasting rooms being spacious enough with ample seating). Service is good, you can order at the bar, and they also have waitstaff, which really helps out if the bar might get clogged.
The noise level was low enough to be able to talk and hear everyone, and like I said plenty of seating, so you can have a chance to get in and taste their offerings. I loved this place. I'd go back again and again. It's simple, unpretentious, and airy, especially with the doors and windows wide open. You could sit outside on their outdoor porch-area, too, and be served there as well.
08-01-2013 14:27:52 |
More by Reneejane
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Dry Dock Brewing from the back looking
towards the taps near the front door
First round with one of my favorite views
Gloria and I are in town for GALA, but we got a hotel in Aurora to have an evening at Dry Dock Brewing before the singing started. Brewing TV did an episode on Dry Dock before Northern Brewer came out with their Dry Dock brew kits. Between that and hearing about the start of the pub on Basic Brewing Radio, having a pint here was at the top of my drinking list for a trip to Denver.
Today, Dry Dock is the fully expanded version of a tap room of original business on site: The Brew Hut. From the bar, it looks like a pretty cool brew shop, but closed at the moment. Great idea to have the two side by side to support the making and drinking of very local craft beer. Dry Dock is still very much a tap room with limited hours and free popcorn is your only sustenance. Eat ahead of time, bring it along (saw a group with Chinese take-out) and come for the company and the beer. My favorite feature of the pub was a self serve water station to stay hydrated without bothering the bartenders. JL Beers needs to take a lesson from Dry Dock.
I started with the Double IPA, which was very solid. The Urca Vanilla Porter was a strong, extremely sweet porter full of vanilla, like a beer milkshake. My favorite of the night was the U.S.S. Enterprise IPA that reminds me a bit of Masala Mama from my home pub Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery. These and a couple of other drafts made for a mellow start to an exciting week in Denver.
Pictures at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/05/dry-dock-brewing-aurora-co.html
05-27-2013 16:32:34 |
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