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Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 24,333
Beer Avg: 3.88

Taps: 13 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
97
world-class

125 Ratings
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.55%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

200 East Hersheypark Dr
Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033
United States
phone: (717) 534-1297

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @troegsbeer

Notes:
Sunday-Wednesday 11am-9pm
Thursday - sat 11am-10pm

They sell 22's, six packs (you can mix and match now), cases, growlers, pints, 1/2 pints, "year round" flights, and pick three flights.

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crag

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

Love the large wooden table and the outside seating. Food items are very basic but perfect for the setting, the walk through self guided tour is nice and the bottle shop has one-off selections.
Certainly a weekend haunt for out of town visitors as during the week its fairly quite.

03-18-2014 15:05:02 | More by crag
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$

Conveniently located at the start of Hersheypark Drive.
The place was pretty well packed when I got there with the family on a Sunday afternoon. Only did the self-guided tour this time since this wasn't planned that far ahead in advance, will definitely reserve a tour in the future.
The Tasting Room was pretty well packed and there needs to be more seating, which is why I had to give a lower rating on the service, but the servers I did encounter and deal with were friendly.
We only ordered a small desert while there, but the food we did see coming from the snack bar looked and smelled phenomenal!
The bar area had a short line for growler fills and drink purchases on the one end, which was helpful as like I said it was packed!
The gift shop has plenty of the usual fare: T-shirts, hats, stickers and a nice selection of Troeg's glassware.
I will definitely be making the hour drive back out to Hershey again with a couple friends to hang out while the wife takes the kids to Hershey Park for the day in the summer time.

02-17-2014 03:28:25 | More by jhartley
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Marcusg10

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Visited with my wife and we loved the place. It is located pretty much at the entrance road to Hershey Park. It was packed, we had to wait to park until someone left. Great food, fantastic beer selection on tap. I've become a Troegs fan. The only reason for the low rating on service was that the place was so busy there really wasn't any table service to speak of. But samples at the bar were served by friendly and knowledgable staff and the food at the snack counter was great. Try the brown butter popcorn if they have it. Great souvenir store as well. Can't wait to go back, if you are in the area this is definitely worth a visit.

02-01-2014 23:05:31 | More by Marcusg10
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$

Atmosphere: Awesome brewery, place is a piece of art. Not a spec of dirt anywhere, place is immaculate. Have been here twice, I recommend going during the week. On a weekend, place is swamped and extremely hard to find any type of seating or tours.

Quality: Troegs makes awesome beers, but on tap at the brewery they are a different animal. Everything extremely crisp tasting.

Service: Everyone was pretty awesome there. All very nice, quick, prompt, and seem to really dig when you wear a cool beer shirt because I have gotten a numerous compliments on just shirts from employees.

Selection: All year rounds, seasonals, and a few scratches. If luckily, they will have a special 750 available.

Food: The real high light of the whole place. I mean its seriously food you would expect to see at a high end restaurant, with many innovative snacks. Ahi Tuna, oysters, soups, hop oil french fries, pretzels, popcorn, ect.

Value: Beers are resonably prices, usually $5 a pour for the regulars and seasonals, while higher ABV beers reach $7 for a snifter. Food prices are a little high, but the quality is unreal so I didn't mind paying for it.

01-27-2014 23:33:10 | More by Hessian257
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Great tasting room. A little different from the typical restaurant/pub attached to a brewery or just a tasting bar in the gift shop.

Tour was thorough and gave you a good look at the brewing process and a little about Troegs. Better than many tours I've been on.

The set-up is great in that you can give them a card and then all you have to do is give one of the servers canvasing the room your name or give your name to someone at the "snack bar" your name. No set waiter, just plenty of people roaming to help with whatever you need.

Gift shop is nice. Overall the place is huge and makes you feel like you are in the brewery rather than just a restaurant/bar serving their beers.

I could see that some people might think this place is a little overdone or like a big marketing machine, but highly recommend making a stop here.

01-19-2014 19:24:53 | More by JandJMD
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

I had an extremely pleasant visit to the brewery, brewpub, and store on Saturday 12-128-13.
Immaculate interior, well designed, friendly, open, and overall a great visual presentation. The staff is friendly, informative, and helpful. The beer on tap is wonderful as always. The food was excellent, prices reasonable. Easy in, and easy out. One can't ask for much more.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and I will return in 2 weeks for a longer visit.

12-29-2013 22:15:19 | More by ChipMurray
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HoppyKilaMonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Large brewpub area, plenty of seating, but it can get crowded. Food is great, but there is no servers waiting on tables. The drafts are only troegs selections, and can be very underwelming at times. The retail shop is large, and sells their beer along with the usual shirts, pint glasses, etc.

12-29-2013 20:16:47 | More by HoppyKilaMonster
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

I really enjoyed the atmosphere at this brewery. Very open with the feeling of actually being inside the brewery while you are sitting/tasting/eating. Service was great, and the beer selection was excellent, with some beers that can only be sampled there. The sampler trays were substantial and you could sample about 12 different beers for around $15. And don't plan on driving anywhere if you do! Unfortunately I only got to do the self guided tour, but the layout of the brewery really allows you to see all aspects of the brewing process. Gift shop and beer store were also good, and you could buy cases of the limited batches that are only available at the brewery.

12-24-2013 19:58:19 | More by aqualung23
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skiofpinsk

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

My girlfriend and I decided that it was time to visit the new brewery; we had toured and tasted at the old location a couple years ago.

We had signed up for a tour online prior to our visit. The tour was very interesting even though brewery tours kind of all seem the same after a while. It was 5 dollars per person, which includes a special shaker pint glass and tastings while on the tour. The tour guide was very informative and definitely knew her stuff. The tour and tastings covered about an hour.

Afterwards we decided to grab a couple drinks and some food in the tap room. The room is very large and open, and there’s plenty of tables and bar space. The brewing setup is behind the bar on an elevated platform, so you can watch as the brewers work their magic. I’m not sure how crowded it usually gets; we were there on a Monday afternoon so it was relatively empty. I could imagine it getting loud if it was filled to capacity due to the high ceilings.
The Splinter Brown had been released a week or two before, and since it was limited to consumption at the brewery due to carbonation issues it had hung around for a bit. It was excellent but at 8+% we limited ourselves to one bottle to share. Since we were hungry we bought some rosemary popcorn and fries coated in a hop oil. Both were delicious. We bought a smoked chicken mole enchilada to share, which was also delicious. We wrapped up with a shared glass of the Scratch 119 Mushroom Ale. They pulled it off well; if I didn’t already know there were mushrooms in it I wouldn’t have been able to guess. The only things I might have gotten from them was a slight earthiness. It might have been my imagination though.

Overall, if I lived closer I would be by regularly. Several brewery only beers, plus their regular lineup and seasonals, give you a wide selection to choose from. The food we had was top notch and well prepared. The staff was very friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend anyone in the area stop in; I know I can’t wait until my next visit.

11-22-2013 15:39:05 | More by skiofpinsk
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HeatherN

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$

The new brewery is massive! We went on a weekend, and it was busy, but not too crowded. However, with large open ceilings, on a weekend, I couldn't help but notice something that sounded like power tools/saws running in the back area, for a really long period of time. I understand that they work in the same space where they have the public, but it was really really irritating after a while.

FOOD: The menu is small. The concepts are very unique and the execution is decent. Some of the items have really, really small portions, and others are GIGANTIC. My secret passion is the german potato salad, which actually is nothing like a traditional german potato salad, but hey, I like it!!

BEER: Decent selection of their normal beers, plus a few scratch beers available. Interesting bottled concoctions are available sometimes. For anyone not familiar with the brewery, they love to experiment, and have some beers that they ferment in bourbon barrels, as well as other projects. Makes for an interesting dinner. Can't remember the last one we had, but it was similar to a lambic aged in a bourbon barrel, it was damn good.

SERVICE: While the setup is counter service with pagers, the staff does go around and check on people, clean up and offer to get more beers. My only gripe, is sometimes the staff at the food counter are kinda really uncertain about the food products. With such a small menu, learning the items & ingredients should be easy enough.

Overall, pretty good, but a little pricey depending on what you order. And I miss the quaint old brewery, where I was given a tour with a small group by one of the brothers. The new place has a slight air of corporate america, BUT damn if those guys didn't bust their asses to earn it!

11-18-2013 00:45:56 | More by HeatherN
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Tröegs Brewing Company in Hershey, PA
97 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.