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 […]

Weekend off the Wagon – August 23-25

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday According to Merriam-Webster online, fermentation is “an enzymatically controlled transformation of an organic compound.” Or in layman’s terms, it makes things freaking delicious. This weekend at the Highlands Masonic Center the Fermentation Festival will be serving out all of your favorite effervescent goods as well as offer a number […]

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 […]

Tomorrow #DenverTweetup & Can Do MS Team Teledu Fundraiser

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Have you ever wanted to do something generous and good but your overwhelming need for a tasty craft beer gets in your way? Yes? Friends, today you are in luck!  Tomorrow beginning at 6:00 PM, head on over to Star Bar for a fundraiser supporting the Can Do MS foundation. A mere $6.00 gets you […]

Big Beers: A Winter Beer Vacation

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Two beer dinners, a homebrew competition, a commercial tasting, and several packed seminars: The 13th year of the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival was an absolute revelation in the eyes of this beer novice. Undoubtedly, novice or not, Big Beers was the principle mountain beer event to attend this winter. With some of the […]

Rackhouse 3rd Anniversary Bash: Dry Dock Tap Takeover

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Halloween is kind of a big deal for me. I love getting dressed up and seeing other people’s costumes. Also: binge drinking. No, “binge drinking” is a negative term. How about “unmoderated levels of drinking”? That sounds better. This year, I decided to do something a little different and drink good beer for Halloween instead […]

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 […]

Wife Out of Town Special: Day 7 Dry Dock

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  Brewery Name: Dry Dock Brewing Company Website: www.drydockbrewing.com Year Founded: 2005 The Bawss: Kevin DeLange Year Round Brews: 8 Seasonal Brews: Officially 7, but you know there are more Tap room/Tour hours: Sun – Tues: 12:00 pm-9:00 pm, Wednesday: 12:00 pm- 9:30 pm, Thursday: 12:00 pm- 10:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm-11:00 pm Josh’s […]

Wife Out of Town Special: Ten Breweries in Ten Days

Not that we need a reason to drink a lot of beer, but Chris Rippe’s wife leaving town for ten days is as good a reason as any. Today we embark on our heroic journey to bring Wagon readers all that is noteworthy from breweries in our great city. Ok, so we added a couple […]

Weekend off the Wagon: August 19 – August 21

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[Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday] If I had my weekend my way (with my multiple clones) these are some of the tracks I’d pick: Track 1:   Friday: Check out the Art & Ale Brew Festival Saturday: Meet up with the fellow Wagoneers for the Wagon Ride out to Dry Dock and come […]

Weekend off the Wagon: August 12 – August 14

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If I had my weekend my way (with my multiple clones) these are some of the tracks I’d pick: Track 1:  Beer, beer, and beer Friday:  Denver Beer Co Ribbon Cutting! Saturday:  Blues & Brews Festival!  Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.  Don’t mind me while I strum my air guitar Sunday:  Wake up, check out the Farmers’ Market, and […]