Dry Dock Brewing Company was founded in October 2005 when owners Michelle and Kevin DeLange leased an 800 sq ft space next to their homebrew shop, The Brew Hut, in Aurora, CO. The tiny brewery quickly got people’s attention the next spring when Dry Dock won Gold at the 2006 World Beer Cup for its HMS Victory ESB (now Amber Ale).
Expanding in 2009 and again in 2011, Dry Dock currently runs a 7 BBL brewhouse including a tasting room with 180 seats and 16 taps at its original location on Hampden Ave. in Aurora.
In January 2013, Dry Dock opened a production facility with a 40 BBL brewhouse and canning line in a second, 30,000 sq ft facility, to produce beers for distribution throughout Colorado. Dry Dock’s production has grown from 300 barrels in 2006 to 3,200 in 2012. With the new facility, they will produce about 11,000 BBL in 2013. They have also continued to win medals at both the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, including Small Brewing Company of the Year in 2009.