(Aurora, CO) — Dry Dock Brewing Company is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Great American Beer Festival®, the largest ticketed beer festival and event with the widest selection of beers in the United States. An expected 60,000 beer lovers will taste some 3,800 beers from more than 800 craft breweries at this year’s festival slated for October 6 through 8 at the Colorado Convention Center.
Dry Dock Brewing Company will serve ten beers on the GABF® festival floor in the Meet The Brewer section. These beers are Apricot Blonde, Amber Ale, Bligh’s Barleywine, Docktoberfest, Double Apricot Blonde, Pilsner, Helles, Sommer Weizenbock, Munich Dunkel, and S.S. Minnow Mild Ale. South Dock’s Pro-Am entry, an apricot sour called Turkish Delight, will be available in the Pro-Am section. Participants can also find Dry Dock’s Apricot Blonde and Pilsner in the Heavy Medal section, as well as Double Coffee Porter and Sour Apricot in the PAIRED chef and brewer showcase.
Dry Dock’s ten festival beers will also be available for sampling at each of its tap rooms, South Dock and North Dock, while supplies last.
Dry Dock’s two locations, South Dock (15120 E. Hamden Avenue, Aurora, CO 80014) and North Dock (2801 Tower Road, Aurora, CO 80011) will open early at 10am Wednesday, October 5 through Saturday, October 8. South Dock closes at 9:30pm on Wednesday, 10pm on Thursday, and 11pm on Friday and Saturday. North Dock closes at 8pm.
The Brew Hut homebrew supply shop, Dry Dock’s sister company located next door to South Dock, opens at 10am every day and closes at 6pm on Wednesday, 8pm on Thursday and Friday, and 5pm on Saturday.
SOUTH DOCK EVENTS
Beginning Wednesday, October 5 South Dock will tap a specialty beer each day at 10am.
Wednesday, October 5: Lucine, Funk n’ Sour Series Batch No. 3 release, will be available on draft and in 375 mL bottles while supplies last; details at drydockbrewing.com/funksour.
Thursday, October 6: Turkish Delight – South Dock GABF® Pro-Am Entry
Friday, October 7: High Line Plum Saison-Brett, brewed for the Beers Made By Walking festival
Saturday, October 8: Dry Dock Pilsner, 2015 Great American Beer Festival® Bronze medal winner and 2016 World Beer Cup℠ Silver winner
AT THE BREW HUT
The Brew Hut home-brew supply shop, Dry Dock’s sister business located next door to South Dock, is offering discount shipping on homebrew supplies and Dry Dock merchandise from Monday, October 3 through Sunday, October 9. Fill an 11x11x9” box and ship anywhere within the continental United States for only $5. Oversized items will cost a $20 flat shipping rate. There is no limit on the number of boxes guests can send, but some exclusions may apply. This is an in-store only promotion. Beer cannot be included in shipping boxes.
NORTH DOCK EVENTS
Wednesday, October 5
Disc Golf Tournament
North Dock is hosting a GABF® disc golf tournament at its 18-hole, nautical-themed onsite disc golf course. Head to North Dock during open hours 10am to 8pm, grab cans of beer for the course, and turn in your score sheets on your way out. Winners will be announced on Dry Dock’s website and Facebook page.
Light Rail Shuttle
From 10am to 8pm on Wednesday, October 5, North Dock is offering free shuttles from the 40th and Airport light rail station to the North Dock production facility every half hour. Catch the light rail from the Denver International Airport and let us pick you up for a tour of North Dock, where the tasting room has 10 fresh beers on tap, cornhole, free popcorn, and an 18-hole disc golf course. Shuttles are first come first serve.
Funk n’ Sour Batch No. 3 Release
Lucine, Funk n’ Sour Series Batch No. 3 release, will be available on draft and in 375 mL bottles while supplies last; details at drydockbrewing.com/funksour.
EVENTS AROUND TOWN
Tuesday, October 4
Beers Made By Walking; Denver Museum of Nature and Science – 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205; 5:30 to 8:30pm
Beers Made By Walking is a program that invites brewers to go on nature hikes, and urban walks, and make new beer inspired by the edible and medicinal plants from the trail. This year Dry Dock created the High Line Plum Saison-Brett for this festival, inspired by the wild plums that grow on the High Line Canal Trail in the suburbs of Denver. This beer was brewed in collaboration with the High Line Canal Conservancy, an organization whose mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the High Line Canal, an historic, 71 mile long urban trail running through the Denver Metro area. For more information about this festival, visit beersmadebywalking.com.
Paramount Cafe Beer Fest; 519 16th St, Denver, 80202, 5 to 8pm
This annual beer fest will include samples of Dry Dock’s Apricot Blonde, Sour Apricot and Docktoberfest. Visit paramountcafe.com for more details.
Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9
GABF® Paired Beer Brunch, 13200 E 14th Pl, Aurora, CO 80011; Reservations Required
The Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Convention Center will offer a four-course paired beer brunch Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9. This menu was created by Hyatt Executive Chef Tim Freeman. Items include an Amuse Bouche of spicy red eye jelly paired with Dry Dock Pilsner and a Dry Dock Vanilla Porter flatiron steak served with Sour Apricot demi. Call (303) 365-1234 for reservations.
For more information about Dry Dock’s Great American Beer Festival® happenings, or with any other media inquiries, contact Emily Hutto at [email protected]