Dry Dock Quadruples Production in 2013, More on the Way for 2014

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In the year 2013, Aurora’s Dry Dock Brewing Co. quadrupled its production. I’ll let that sink in for a moment. Yes, from 3,273 barrels (BBLs) in 2012 to 12,000 BBLs in 2013, Dry Dock’s been cranking out beers at about four times their previous rate and all in the span of 365 days.  That kind […]

Party like it’s 1810: Oktoberfest celebrations across Denver

You want to celebrate Oktoberfest but 5,200 miles separates Munich, Germany from the “Munich of the West”—Denver.  Don’t despair and don’t empty your bank account for an airline ticket; there’re plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations being held in and around the Mile High City! Please note: only events that are both Oktoberfest-specific and in the Denver […]

An A+ for C+

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I suppose it’s understood that, when you claim Denver’s a great beer city, you really mean to include the whole metro-area; while some of America’s finest ales and lagers are produced within the Mile High City’s limits, one would be remiss to omit Dry Dock Brewing Co., Lone Tree Brewing Company, Big Choice Brewing, and […]

S.O.S! Save Our Strange!

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Come one, come all! Drink excellent beer to benefit one of Denver’s own at the Strange Days Beer Festival at Rackhouse Pub. For those of you who may not have moved from under their own personal rock recently, a quick recap of what has been happening: the well loved, widely respected, and medal winning Strange Brewing […]

2012 GABF medalists going home with Porter’s Pride

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What’s the highpoint of a brewer’s career?  Winning a medal at Great American Beer Festival?  Maybe.  But what about winning a medal at Great American Beer festival and receiving a free congratulatory beer?  Thanks to Breckenridge Brewery, the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), and CBG member breweries, the best of the best at this year’s GABF […]

Dry Dock Brewing Announces Expansion Plans

[Press Release: Dry Dock Brewing Announces Expansion Plans] Aurora, CO–May 14, 201 Dry Dock Brewing Company, winner of the 2009 Small Brewing Company of the Year award at the Great American Beer Festival, has found a location for its production facility. Owners Michelle and Kevin DeLange are under contract to purchase a 30,000 sq ft building in […]

Colorado Represents at the World Beer Cup

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We all know Colorado breweries make some fucking phenomenal beer.  Now breweries across the state big and small have shiny new plaques to prove it. The Craft Brewery Conference in San Diego wrapped up the weekend with the World Beer Cup awards gala. The World Beer Cup is a bi-annual competition that judges the creme […]

And the Best Colorado Beer of 2011 is…

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You, the readers, have spoken.  You told us your favorite beers and if we learned anything, it is that our readers have a very broad (and good) taste in craft beer.  A total of 72 different beers from 24 breweries were nominated throughout the voting process.  Luckily, there were enough of you that thought alike that […]

The Ho Ho Ho Slapdown Winner Is…

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On Saturday, Dry Dock Brewing Co. held their 3rd annual Ho Ho Ho Slapdown, an in-house brewing contest.  Each brewer entered a special brew and popular vote decided the winner. Here were the entries: Ashleigh – Lady Penrhyn (Imperial Brown aged in Stranahans Barrels) 8.2%, 32 IBU Bill – Stricke Alt (Imperial Alt) 8.3%, 55 IBU Brett […]

Two Scoops of Beer {Ice Cream}, Please!

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Sweet Action Ice Cream has been a Denver institution since opening in March of 2009.  Located on Broadway, owners Chia Basinger and Samantha Kopicko have always done their best to keep their menu interesting, which includes flavors like Roasted Green Chile, Pocky Red Bean, Earl Grey, and Vegan Coffee & Doughnuts.  For the past 3 years, […]

Know Thy Beer – Oktoberfest

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As the Great American Beer Festival approaches (7 days!), I’ll be highlighting some of the beer styles you are likely to encounter and what makes them unique.  Today we’ll be covering Oktoberfest-style beers (separated into two sub-categories). This is what the Brewers Association says about the two variations of Barley Wine-Style Ale in their Competition Style […]

Bull & Bush Turns 40, Celebrates with 40 beers in 40 days

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While the general bar trend has seen a decline in the presence of “neighborhood pubs”, Bull & Bush has managed to do well enough for themselves to still be around 40 years later.  What was originally just a restaurant, this pub and brewery has been brewing award-winning beer for 14 of its 40 years.  To […]