Dry Dock Brewing Company Releases 2015 Bligh’s Barleywine

Dry Dock Brewing Bligh's Barleywine

AURORA, CO – Dry Dock Brewing Company is releasing the 2015 batch of Bligh’s Barleywine this Thursday, December 3 at Canoe Room at North Dock at 2pm. This whiskey barrel-aged Signature Series beer is one of the brewery’s most sought-after offerings.

Bligh’s Barleywine debuted in 2008 as Dry Dock’s first barrel-aged beer and was released in bombers for the first time in 2011. Each batch uses the same recipe originally created by Dry Dock Co-Owner Kevin DeLange and former Assistant Brewer Jim Denier. Bligh’s is a higher alcohol, barrel-aged version of Dry Dock’s HMS Bounty Old Ale.This larger-than-life beer is accordingly named after William Bligh, Vice Admiral of the Blue who was the captain of the HMS Bounty.

Bligh’s Barleywine will tap at Canoe Room at North Dock at 2801 Tower Road, Aurora, 80011 on Thursday, December 3 at 2pm. To celebrate its release, the Big Kiwi Eats food truck will be there serving a recipe made to pair with Bligh’s. The food truck will begin serving at 3pm.

Bligh’s will be available on draft and in bombers at North Dock throughout the weekend, and then available at South Dock and in liquor stores across Colorado in mid-December. Less than 200 cases of this beer will be distributed throughout the state. It is the fifth of six 2015 Signature Series beer releases from Dry Dock Brewing Co.

For more information about Dry Dock’s 2015 Bligh’s Barleywine, or with any other media inquiries, contact

Emily Hutto at hutto@drydockbrewing.com.


10.6% ABV, 30 IBU

Malty and complex, this big beer has a strong caramel backbone supporting oak and whiskey flavors with hints of dark fruits. The nose wafts of coconut, toffee, and a smooth hint of alcohol. The flavor and aroma merge, becoming one after just one single sip. There is a touch of bitterness, and it will age nicely.

Dry Dock Brewing Company was the first brewery in Aurora, Colorado that began as a small speakeasy-style bar next door to its sister business, The Brew Hut, at 15120 E. Hampden Avenue. To-date, it’s one of Colorado’s top producing breweries made possible by its second production and canning facility North Dock, the closest Colorado craft brewery to Denver International Airport.