Tuesday, July 21, 2015

D is for Draw, Boggy

You may remember that as I was composing the list of Denver breweries that I had not visited, it struck me that most of the letters of the alphabet were covered by the beginning letters of the brewery names.

I started with A ... A is for Alpine Dog Brewing Company

Next up was B ... B is for Baere Brewing Company

After B comes C ... C is for Comrade Brewing Company

Are you recognizing a pattern here? ... what comes after C?

D is for Draw, Boggy

Wait ... What? Doesn't Boggy Draw Brewery start with "B"? Didn't I say I would be visiting visit De Steeg Brewing or Diebolt Brewing Company for my "D" brewery?

Well, yes, but I've been waiting a long time for Boggy Draw to open having seen that they would open so close to my house. I first came across them months ago, and I've been waiting for them to open. I am taking some liberties reversing the first and last name.

But it is my blog and I can do what I want.

Draw, Boggy opened on the 4th of July weekend. I was busy doing family stuff and never made it over for the opening, but I did make it over there on the Thursday following.

First I stopped by after work and had two half-pint beers: Ese Bueno ESB and It's Lovely Dry Stout. Both were very good examples of classic styles. I enjoyed the Stout more than the ESB, but I had to like one more than the other.

I went home and convinced my wife to come back out to the brewery later that evening.

We got a flight to share of all the beers on tap. In addition to the two I had before, these included ...

  • Boggy Bastard Southern Brown ... A very well-made Southern English Brown Ale.
  • Belgium Pale ... Just a nice refreshing, flavorful Belgium Pale Ale
  • Hefeweizen ... My least favorite of the flight, but is because I am not a fan of the style, it was perfectly to style.
  • Grapefruit Pale Ale ... Wonderful pale ale with nice citrusy grapefruit flavor.
  • Elk Mane Dark Wheat ... A fantastic Dunkelweizen.
  • Gangster of Love ... A wonderful cream ale aged in vapor spirits gin barrels.
All the beers were just well made examples to the various styles. Each was delicious without being over powering in any way. They were extremely drinkable. This is the kind of place you can just stop by and enjoy fantastic beer.

Gangster of Love was the only stand-out unique beer. I've never had a cream ale taste so much like cream. 

Being so close to my house, I am sure I will be here over and over.

Not only is it close to my house, but it is along two popular bike paths. I can take the Bear Creek bike trail down to the brewery, or if I am riding along the Platte River bike trail, I can easily stop by this spot too.

If you are a bicyclist at all, I suggest making a stop here and checking out their beers.

The bar top and tables are gorgeous too, it is a wonderful tap room.

Boggy Draw's address is 3535 S. Platte River Drive Unit L Sheridan, CO 80110.

This is in the River Point shopping area, and as I mentioned, they are located pretty much where the Bear Creek bike trail meets the Platte River bike trail.

Their hours listed on the website are:
Wednesday | 5PM-10PM
Thursday | 5PM-10PM
Friday | 3PM-10PM
Saturday | 12PM-10PM
Sunday | 2PM-8PM

But, to be honest, I think I was there before 2 this past Sunday.

Stop by and have some beers! If you see me, be sure to say "hi, Shep". I think I'll be there a lot.

Next up on my A to Z of Denver Breweries is E.

I actually know what Brewery I am going to use for E. In fact, I visited it the same day I did my C is for Comrade Brewing Company. You should see it soon.


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