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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dry Dock Brewing's Latest Offerings

Today I sampled some great beers at Dry Dock Brewing.  The first was Bligh's Old Ale.  Let me tell you this beer is fantastic!  The brewers take their HMS Bounty Old Ale, which is one of my favorites, rack it to Stranahan's, another fine Colorado label, used whiskey barrels, then age it for seven months!  Let me tell you, WOW!  The aroma and sweetness from the whiskey and the woodiness of the barrel makes for one intriguing glass of brew that is even served in a brandy snifter to allow the drinker to savor the aroma and flavor!  Fantastic!

The other beer I tried at Dry Dock was the Munich Dunkel, or Dunkel-stiltskin, as they are calling it at the tap.  This is a dark amber/red color mildly hopped American wheat beer.  It has a slight sweetness and nice toasted malt flavor.  Very drinkable and definitely enjoyable.  In fact I had to go back that night and fill my growler to enjoy some more!  (For those of you that don't know, a growler is a half-gallon jug that once purchased, it can be refilled many times over.)  Very Green option!

I hope you enjoy this post!  Thanks for reading!
Steve   

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

German Altbier Homebrew

O.k.  I am re-acquainting myself with homebrewing after a very long hiatus due to life in general.  Janell bought me an ultra brewing kit for father's day from The Brew Hut in Aurora.  (She is the best wife ever!)  We decided to start with a middle of the road brew called German Altbier.  Dark amber in color slight bitterness from the hops and a lower alcohol content for drinkability.  It was made June 16, 2011, and is now in bottles "conditioning", (carbonating) for two weeks.  Come on July 9!  This was a good kit recommended by the fine folks at The Brew Hut.  I will keep you posted on how it turns out. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hello!

I am starting a blog to review food and beverages at local establishments in Aurora, CO, and the surrounding denver metro area.  I am also an avid craft beer brewer so there will be information on homebrewing as well.  Thanks for reading and your providing feedback!