Bring on the Beer
Local Breweries in Aurora You’re Going to Love
August 02, 2017
Would we be a Colorado destination without a list of local breweries? Here’s where you can stop to sample some the best hometown brews.
Dry Dock Brewing Company
North Dock Location: 2801 Tower Road
South Dock Location: 15120 E. Hampden Ave
A legendary brewery with an iconic Apricot Blonde Ale, what’s not to love? Dry Dock Brewing Company is often a first stop among locals and travelers alike. Their original location, South Dock, has more than a dozen original brews on tap and a laid-back outdoor patio. If you love what you taste, they distribute colorful cans across Colorado.
What they’re known for: The multiple award-winning Apricot Blonde Golden Ale and their versatile taproom, complete with the one-stop homebrew shop, Brew Hut.
Launch Pad Brewery
884 S Buckley Rd.
This “Neighborhood Nano Brewery” is jam-packed with beers that are out of this world! Launch Pad Brewery, located in Aurora near the Buckley Air Force Base has a wide array of beers that are as they say, “Ready for Lift Off”. Try a Patriot Pale Ale or Trinity Belgian Triple. You won’t be disappointed! For the adventurous beer drinker, we suggest their Amicita, an aged ale with a kick from whiskey.
What they’re known for: A 9.1% ale aged in whiskey barrels, but it’s not around long! And uniquely designed rock-themed taproom.
Peak To Peak Tap & Brew
16701 E. Iliff Ave.
This classic brewpub and tap room has a variety of lagers, ambers, stouts, taproom food and more. Peak to Peak Tap & Brew’s mug club is quite the deal for any beer enthusiast. Members are rewarded with a customized stein, discount drafts, and other perks. So, if you’re sticking around Aurora awhile, this is the deal for you.
What they’re known for: German-style pretzels combined with an awesome Mug Club.
2101 N Ursula St. Unit 10
Located near the Anschutz Medical Campus, Ursula Brewery is in an ideal location for students and locals alike. Barrel-aged and specialty drafts remain at the top of the list, their year-round drafts are full of flavor and variety you’d expect. If you’re looking for an off the beat brew, fill a pint with their “Colorado Buckeye”, a Peanut Butter Chocolate Imperial Stout or Fresh Hop Via Chicago, a traditional Pale Ale. Either way, you’ll be impressed.
What they’re known for: Unique stouts and perfect access to the Aurora R Line light rail.
Cheluna Brewing Company
2501 Dallas St. Suite 148
Located inside Stanley Marketplace, the Cheluna Brewing Company pours Latin and European style drafts. Grab a to-go dinner from the Stanley and enjoy Cheluna’s weekend live music. The Lowrider Mexican Lager has a hint of lime that’s a real hit with the casual beer drinker.
What they’re known for: A fun after-hours atmosphere with live music.
Dad & Dudes Breweria
6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D
Founded in 2010 by the Hembree father and son duo, Dad & Dudes Breweria serves up exceptional handcrafted pizza and beer. The family-friendly brewpub has it all, handmade pizzas, salads, wings along with excellent beer. It’s the perfect dinner and drinks place.
What they’re known for: Excellent handcrafted beer and pizza pairings.