I've got a special affinity for Dry Dock as it's basically in my old neighborhood. I took drum lessons as a kid in the same strip mall at Hampden and Chambers. However I never thought when I discovered my love for craft brew that I'd one day be able to make a legitimate argument around the statement that "Southeast Aurora brews best". It might not, but Dry Dock definitely put us folks from the plains east of Denver on the map. They opened in 2005 as Aurora's first microbrewery and taproom, and have been growing like gangbusters ever since. They built their rep on quality, consistency, and innovation.
I like my beers strong and bitter as hell for the most part (despite what Keystone Light wanted you to think in their old commercials; "Bitter Beer Face" doesn't exist). And Dry Dock's Double IPA doesn't disappoint. At 9% ABV and 86 IBUs it is both strong, and bitter. Dry Dock claims to use 7 different types of hops in this particular recipe, and the floral notes given off by the beer enforce this claim. But don't be scared by the IBUs if you aren't a fan of the bitter taste of hops, they do have enough malt in there to offer quite a nice balance, they also offer a wide variety of tamer brews for the uninitiated. If you want to check out either place, the websites are listed below. Cheers, hopheads.
www.fallingrocktaphouse.comDry Dock Brewing Co.