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Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.88/5
Based on:
76 Beers
10,986 Reviews
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 72
Visits: 346
rAvg: 4.27
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

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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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Reviews: 72 | Visits: 346
Reviews by slander:
Photo of slander
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Return from ‘burgh weekend; a few hours in, a few hours to go. Sunday lunch play fitting the time of day and where we be along the way. Between Interstates but not hugging either one, geographically undesirably Hershey. Their sirens singing sweet songs luring us to amusement park rides...

So, in and past the self guided brewery tour that wraps around to the backside of the company store galore to the tasting room massive. And I mean massive. Blue gray wall to the rear and beige otherwise, with a few cool tarplike Troegs beer paintings. Concrete floorings, a single giant windmill from the ceiling, ductwork snaking ventilation from industrial sheeting, drop fluoro lamps hugging the ceiling & thimble lamps on the end.

A row of brewing equipment to the rear (mash kettle, lauter tun, hop back, wort kettle) platformed to the rear cut through, meaning they sit on the floor and the raised platform is fitted around them 2/3 of the way up. Fronting this, an ‘L’ shaped light wood topped bar with a shiny stainless steel base running the length, seating upwards of a dozen and a half on raised backed chairs. The barback is matching counter with 4 x 8 blackboards above on the ends listing tap selections ‘year round’ and ‘scratch/seasonals’, ABV’s & IBU’s. growler filling apparatus in between, with 2 litre swingtops to both sides, and logo handle 15 tap towers fronting. Shelved glassware & colorfully labeled sodas in coolers below.

Adjacent to the bar, a loooong row of 7 rectangular tables pushed together seating a collective 40 or so, and just behind there, 2 nooks with a shared bench and nearly a half dozen 2-seat tables. Around the other side of the near seating divider, a half dozen booths and 8 square tables in 2 rows up to the front windows, overlooking the shorty patio, and the goddamn rain rain rain. A row of 10 narrow picnic tables awned over out there, and 4 tables set vertically under umbrellas, those seated there getting wet backed, not in a good way.

On tap, 6 house standards (Hopback Amber, Troegenator Doublebock, Perpetual IPA, DreamWeaver Wheat, Troegs Pale Ale, Java Head Stout), and 4 in the scratch series (#71 Dim Wit, #73 Fest Lager, #74 American Brown Ale, #75 English IPA), and 3 seasonals (Sunshine Pils, Dead Reckoning Porter, Flying Mouflan Barleywine).

Having imbibed all the standards & seasonals before, I wanted to get at some of the Scratch series stuff for starters. Did a sampler of 3 of my choice (#71 Dim Wit, flowery, lavender, spiciness; #73 Fest Lager, nice maltiness, sweety; #74 American Brown Ale, nice hoppy adventure, big brown body, “and a shit storm of delicious”, adds Ben), and then another (Sunshine Pils, soft, spicy, love; Dead Reckoning Porter, wonderfully roasty, chocolate; #75 EIPA, grassy, nutty, earthy), and now a shorty of the Perpetual IPA (oh Mt. Hood hops, it’s been too long, that’s a mean IPA). The #73 Fest Lager, #74 American Brown Ale, & Dead Reckoning Porter were the best of ‘em.

Snack bar on the far end of the room. It’s really more of an open kitchen with a bar counter piece fronting. Order, pay, & go away. Get buzzed & return for pick up. Snacks, shares, soups, salads, sandwiches (we did, in fact), and sweets. Witz had the brisket sandwich (very good), Ben, the Lebanon bologna sandwich (delicious!), Evil Davo, the grilled cheese (good), and I took in the grilled cheese, as well (Amish cheddar, brie, & Colby cheeses) on a white buttery toast. Came with a roasted tomato dip, soup like. Ben revisited his opinion (as he often does) on the bologna sandwich asking for it to be noted that “it was beyond delicious, an outstanding bologna sandwich”.

It’s a massive industrial space, but it still seriously kicks the ass of the Saturday pretzel play tasting room they moved from. Comfortable enough room, good tunes today; Dylan & the Band. Shiny new facility with lots of room to do what they need do, and a barrel aging room, too (daaamn). Now, to navigate back to the Interstate, either one. (4,031 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mista_Carta
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Nice place, although I'm here on a summer Saturday and it's a madhouse. Oktoberfest style seating with big long tables. Getting your first beer can be a challenge but after that very quick service. Food is amazing but I'm not a fan of their "snack bar" style- order and pick up at an area in the back. (301 characters)

Photo of jams1220
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of jvodom
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Went there earlier today at the opening so it was pretty quiet. Great service and beers. Had the pretzel and it was great. Definitely will be going back! Only had time to do the self guided tour, but want to do the guided one.
Overall, the place is very big with lots of seating. Rock music playing in the background quietly. (333 characters)

Photo of CHickman
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Great tasting room and gift shop, calling this a "tasting room" is an understatement; it's like a beer hall attached to the brewery that offers great beer at a huge bar, plenty of tables for eating from the Snack Bar, and really damn good food at affordable prices.

The beer menu features most of Tröegs’ year-round beers, plus seasonal, limited, and Scratch series beers that you can have as samplers, pints, and growlers to-go. They will tell you which beers are the freshest and just finished brewing, in fact last time I was there they just started kegging Naked Elf and Dead Reckoning Porter - got a growler of each and loved them both, so tasty and fresh.

The Scratch Beers are always fun to try and basically exclusive at the brewery, so check those out when you go and get one to wash down the huge tasty pretzels. Prices are good and fair, the gift shop has cool glassware and gear and it's just a really great place to visit.

8/7/2015-Went to the brewery again and found it even more enjoyable and lively, with the crowd all very friendly and seeming to have a great time. It felt like a local pub, but the place is massive and the food is excellent. The service was outstanding and the vibe makes me jealous that I only get to visit once per year. This visit was so good I raised the rating on both the vibe and service. (1,338 characters)

Photo of CharlesK
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of lamb0176
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Lurkerson
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of kkdowning
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mandy_mic700
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

One of my favorite local breweries! The beer is great, and the food is wonderful. It is a fantastic place to make a pit stop if you are in the area. Best part about a day at Hershey Park -- going to Troegs after! (213 characters)

Photo of Lambdon
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of NickyPogs
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Finsup4
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Excellent experience all around. Must visit. (44 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of rld220
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Troegs is wonderful especially if you have the time to visit regualarly. They already have a solid lineup of brews that have stood the test of time for favorites and I love that each time I go they have 2-4 scratch beers on tap. Most of these brews never see another light of day so those that take a special pleasure in tasting a beer that may never be produced again will appreciate this. The taproom is the best that I have ever seen and I have visted taprooms across the States and Internationally. The kitchen is for those that have a daring palette. I appreciate their "farm to table" mentality and it is refreshing to see a seasonal menu.

Service is top notch folks. It doesnt get much better than this and if the ambiance of community discussions is your thing then this is your brew stop. As an IPA lover their Perpetual is a staple of Central PA residents diet but I may add that everyone shoud try the Troegenator and Mad Elf if you are in the area during the winter months.

Overall, Troegs is a wonderful establishment and a must visit for those visiting the area. (1,080 characters)

Photo of epyon396
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jypirate
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Really cool place to hang tour or eat. Bar was full for Friday which is great. But it is a big bar so a bit slow to get a beer in between samplers and growlers. Had a scratch sour wheat 'gose' was delicious. Had to bring it home (233 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
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. (499 characters)

Photo of Chachi2012
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jdavis23112
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of ogman
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Tröegs Brewing Company in Hershey, PA
94 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.