I’ll admit right away that our visit to Dry Dock Brewing Co in Aurora was really sort of an accident. We actually had to make a run to The Brew Hut for some homebrewing supplies, and being that Dry Dock is attached to The Brew Hut it seems almost rude to not pop in for a pint.
The Thing About Dry Dock…
That’s how it always starts for us…. we stop for ONE pint and then some sort of beer amnesia sets in and we start to wonder what possible reasons we have to leave. Not being able to think of any, we ended up texting our friends Shawn & Jessica to join us. Next thing you know, its last call. I’m still not exactly sure how we lost so much time at Dry Dock, but it probably had a lot to do with Geeks Who Drink trivia. But hey, we took 3rd place in trivia that night, so I count that as a “win.” But I digress, this is supposed to be about the beer…
I stuck to one style all night, the Breakwater Pale Ale. Man, I love this beer. It’s light and at 40 IBU’s has just the right amount of hoppiness for me. The fellas, which I already mentioned in the last post are hop heads, really enjoyed the 90 IBU Dry Dock Double IPA. Jessica had both the Belgian-Style Tripel and the Vanilla Porter. Both were good, but that porter was her favorite. We also tried a sour beer, the name of which escapes me. Nobody in our group is a big fan of sours and this beer didn’t sway our opinion. If sour beer is your thing I’m sure it was delicious though because Dry Dock Brewing doesn’t make a bad beer.
I should mention this wasn’t our first trip to Dry Dock. On the contrary, we’re frequent visitors here and really love everything about the place. We’ve also been here enough to know that we always stay too long, drink too much, fill up on free popcorn and generally just get silly and have fun. That’s why we only have the one picture from Dry Dock Brewing. We know from past experience to put the camera away before things get weird.
So, Beers at Dry Dock Tonight?
Funny thing though, is that we went to Dry Dock Brewing because we needed supplies from The Brew Hut. Yeah, that Dry Dock amnesia kicked in and we forgot to pick up what we needed. I guess we have to go back… maybe we’ll see you there?
Dry Dock Brewing Co
15120 E Hampden Ave
Aurora, CO 80014