about-usABOUT US

Opening its doors in 2005, Dry Dock Brewing Company was the first craft brewery in Aurora. It was the result of the community that came out of a homebrew shop and sister company, The Brew Hut. 

It all started in 1995, with the opening of The Brew Hut. Co-owners Kevin DeLange and Michelle Reding expanded the tiny homebrew shop’s “experimental” homebrew batches, by cutting a hole in the wall into the recently vacated space and converted it into a 900 square foot microbrewery right next door! Dry Dock Brewing Co. was born as seven BBL brewery and tasting room for their homebrew customers to enjoy.

Within months of being open, Dry Dock Brewing won their first beer competition medal at the World Beer Cup with its Gold winner Amber Ale. Dry Dock quickly became known as an awarding winning brewery across Colorado, leading to another expansion of the brewery.

In 2013, Dry Dock nearly quadrupled its production numbers, jumping from 3,200 barrels to 12,000 barrels in just one year. With the increased demand in craft beer, came the purchase of a 30,000-square-foot production facility, and second brewery tasting room, known as North Dock. This allowed Dry Dock to expand and brew more than 20,000 barrels of beer a year and distribute across the entire state of Colorado.

In 2020, Dry Dock Brewing added a line of Colorado hard seltzers to their fleet under the Mysters brand. Crafted with simple ingredients, Mysters Hard Seltzer offers four thirst quenching, low calorie, low carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free spiked seltzer flavors. Available exclusively in Colorado, try all four Mysters Hard Seltzers: Sour Raspberry, Pineapple Coconut, Ginger Lime, and Apricot. 

In addition to North Dock’s twelve tap tasting room, the Canoe Room, there is an 18 hole disc golf course on the property for customers to enjoy.

Since Kevin and Michelle started this adventure, Dry Dock Brewing Co. has brought home several local and international awards for a variety of beer that has been on tap. To date, they have 28 GABF medals and 8 World Beer Cup awards.


From large corporate events to small fantasy football draft gatherings and everything in between, Dry Dock Brewing Co. and The Brew Hut have what you need for your next great event. Make it memorable in our unique accommodations in the South Dock barrel room, at the North Dock production facility, or in The Brew Hut classroom. Our capabilities are endless to ensure that your party dreams come true.



26 GABF Medals

& A Brewery of the year award

Flagship Beers and More

Dry Dock’s most popular beer to date is their Apricot Blonde. Other flagship beers include Hazy IPA, Amber Ale, Drift Awhile IPA, Vanilla Porter, and Sour Apricot. The full lineup includes a variety of beers including fruit ales, sour beers, gluten free Mysters Hard Seltzer, low calorie Dayboard Lager, German Style Lagers, and newly added Docktails.