Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company
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74 Beers
33,658 Ratings
Place Score: 98
Ratings: 329
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: n/a
Taps: 13
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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

Place added by: BeerAdvocate

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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Ratings: 329 | Reviews: 76
Photo of Uniobrew31
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Over all this was a great place. The food is not your average bar fair. Upscale actually. The only reason I gave it a lower rating for service is because there is no table service for food. It is carnival style service, I can't say it is because of the law because I know of no other place in PA that serves food this way. The beer is awesome and the selection is outstanding with many beers on tap from their regular line up as well as about 20-25 others that you will only see at the brewery.

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.64/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

First off, I love the atmosphere in this place. My first time here I came late summer and it was bright and sunny. Sitting outside looking at the beautiful Pennsylvanian hills out front was a real treat. I like how in the area of the self-guided tour there are more tables which are typically vacant, even when it's packed in the main area. They have decent year-round beers but their seasonal selections are where they shine. Nugget Nectar in the spring. Mad Elf in the winter. Need I say more? The scratch beers are hit-or-miss, so I'd maybe ask for a sample. On my most recent trip I sampled Scratch's 136 and 138, the red ale and Belgian Brown. The red ale was awful. I consumed maybe 2 ounces before opting for the far superior Nugget Nectar. The Belgian Brown was okay. I brought home a six-pack of scratch 137 IPA. That was a phenomenal brew. I wish I tried it fresh on tap. Oh well.

This past weekend was my second time coming here and Hershey Park is currently not open. Even so, the parking lot was 100% to capacity that Saturday night. We were lucky enough to get a spot in the parking lot, as someone was leaving while we were driving through, but be prepared to park next door and do a little walking. The merch store was also really nice and I got a delicious honey barbecue sauce. As a vegetarian there weren't many food options, but what I did eat was pretty good (three-cheese grilled cheese). The Bavarian pretzel, and especially the mustard, was delicious.

If you are in the area, definitely come check this place out. If you are considering coming to Pennsylvania just for a brewery experience, I recommend hitting up both Troegs and Victory, which is about an hour 15 minutes east, for an excellent beercation.

Photo of AdamMarshall
4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Very cool place, and I would recommend the tasting tour. The food is awesome, and the service is excellent. I will be going again very soon!!

Photo of ravenwork
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Full Disclosure, I am one of the Tour Guides, but my review is 110% honest and from the heart!

Photo of JayRichter44
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

When I'm in Hershey I'm here. Nuff said.

Photo of ncarter5889
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Taste testing tour was awesome! Gift shop was really cool as well. I got a killer Cousy for my growler

Photo of NickTinyRace
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2

Love the atmosphere here. Open layout, very long bar, great service, and beer is great!

Photo of Tucquan
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Been here many times. Great place. Food is ordered at a cashier. You get a buzzer to get it to pick up when when ready. Food is a cut above. Beers are very good. Some are excellent. Good self or guided tours.

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 1

I hate the brothers (owners), love most of the beer line, and this is not your "normal" brewery, pub, bar food (can only recommend the popcorn!). There's always a "Scratch" brew on the board which is typically unavailable anywhere else.

Photo of JNForsyth
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Really great food, scratch beers are typically interesting. Nice little gift shop. Knock for me since I'm local is that it's gets incredibly busy in the summer time since it's at the center of a major tourist destination.

Photo of Tarabach
2.75/5  rDev -37.8%

The self guided tour is super lame. If you are traveling to get here, plan way ahead to book a tasting tour. The main area is crowded, loud and service is crazy hard to get, as well as getting food.

Photo of jwwjd
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Great experience. Only negative is you will not be alone and parking is limited.

Photo of TheReverendMikeL
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Took a taste tour with my wife and enjoyed it very much :)

Photo of thgreatrandini
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Ridiculously good food. Great beer as well. Wish I lived closer.

Photo of jimboothdesigns
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Very good and consistent quality. I enjoy all of their beers (except Dreamweaver-not a fan of wheat beers).

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4/5  rDev -9.5%

This place is really a brewer's dream come true. The dining area is delightfully integrated into a fancy brewing area, separated only by the bar. Why there is not a paper place-mat with a guide to all of the fancy stainless steel is beyond me. I can't think of any other place where these two elements are so delightfully integrated. Food is ordered and picked up at the far end of the room, which really makes things a lot easier. Also, there is a pretty straight forward self-guided tour, which was a nice touch.

The food was a mix. First of all, I had the best pretzel of my entire life there; no exaggeration. It was rolled in spent barley, and simply perfect. However, the poutine fries were disgusting. They were close to a cross of mashed potatoes and french fries drenched in gravy. You could literally eat them with a spoon, which was decidedly unappetizing. Bad fries is bad fries. Next, we had the bratwurst, which was solid, but nothing special.

Troegs makes solid beer, so I can't say too much about this. Nothing amazing, but nothing you'd consider sending back.

Service was fine. As mentioned, we had to pick up our own food. The place was packed and there was a long line for beer, but we managed to get the bartender's attention at our seat on the far edge of the bar. Not too bad, but it could be terrible on a really busy day.

Not a bad place, but if you're a brewer or into the brewing process, this would be a really special experience. And for God's sake, order the pretzel!

Photo of TaraF
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Distribute to FL please!

Photo of OleGee
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Excellent, almost perfect. Guided tours were booked for at least a month of Saturdays but I went to tour desk and asked if there was any possibility of getting on tour for 23rd anniversary - we were on the next tour. Food was gourmet level, beer was delicious and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Only downside is 240 mile roundtrip!

Photo of MisterHooks
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Awesome food, amazing beer, great service. I wish they didn't leave Harrisburg for Hershey though.

Photo of Zimm
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Beautiful decor of creativity. Excellent self guided tour with graffiti artwork. Beers are top notch and always have a new limited experimental beer. Staff is helpful and knowledgable. Food is always interesting and unique. It's as good as the beer.

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Had a nice tasting tour at their Hershey Brewery. The different beers we tasted were interesting and very different. Nice to sample such a wide variety of beers, and see the brewery process.

The public tasting room is large but inviting. The gift shop had a nice variety as well as both cans and bottles to take home.

Photo of BigRizz62
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Great atmosphere. They offer many scratch beers that are not sold off premise. Great variety

Photo of Shandycan
4.2/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Love Troegs. Great location these days, right down the street from the outlets and Hersheypark. Large, open floorplan akin to a German bierhall. Food selection seems to be expanding by the day. Great selection of all the staple beers on tap plus a bunch of Scratch series exclusives that are quite unique, some of which are bottled and available for purchase in the gift shop. A nice, self guided tour ending in the aforementioned store is a perfect way to do the brewery tour, with a nice little tasting area outside the shop to boot. Or, just take your glass in with you!

Make it a point to stop in if you're in the area!

Photo of micromaniac129
3.97/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A very large tasting room. Lots of people. Plenty of good beer.
A really long bar and attentive bar staffs ensures that your glass will not be empty for long.
Plenty of beer selection from their standard beers to the scratch series.
Last time I was there the misses and kids dropped me as they wanted to go to the outlets.
As this is a tasting room the food selection is quite limited.
But I don't go there for the food.
There is an awesome gift shop for your every need.

Photo of MikeWard
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Have visited the brewery several times now, so time for a review.

A very large seating area, plus outside seating as well, where they often have the grill going. Have gone there at various times, and while always busy, never had problems getting a seat. They have some very large tables, which can lead to sharing with some interesting folk. Booths and 4 seater tables as well. Very family friendly for a brewery, often lots of small kids having a good time. Start 'em, young!

Only beef on the atmosphere is because of high ceilings, wood floors, etc, it can get very noisy. Oddly enough, the bar area is usually quieter. Haven't eaten outside, so can't speak to that, but the brewery is along the main road, so...

Troegs has many quality beers, so no worries finding something great to sup. Usually a dozen or more to chose from.They do growlers (bottom filled) a 6 4.5oz sampler tray, and small tastes of whatever you want. Also several of their scratch series beers are available. They did still have Nugget Nectar in June, which surprised me, but were upfront about it being a different beer this late on.

Service I think is very good considering the often chaotic look to the place. Bar is well staffed, with folk who know their stuff. Food is by order and pick up. Wandering staff will stop at the table for refills, and to check if you need anything. They even have parking guides to get people in and out safely, which is good because the parking lot entrance is a bit dodgy at times. They have a large gift shop for beer, souveniers, etc, and will lend you handtrucks for cases, or take the beer out to your car for you. There are both led and self guided tours

Food is in my opinion, top notch. My wife, who doesn't care for beer is happy to be the designated driver as long as she gets to eat there. Artisanal in nature, Duck comfit, lamb sausage, are some recent selections, even clams. They have a good kids menu too, usual stuff kids will eat, bumped up a notch. Most items are between $6.00 & $14.00, very reasonable for the quality. Have seen a few mega plates of fries, and large soft pretzels, always good soaker ups for beer.

Overall, a great place for lunch, dinner, or a few beers after work. Cheers!

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Tröegs Brewing Company in Hershey, PA
98 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.