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Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
76 Beers
11,006 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

Notes:
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
Photo of MikeWard
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
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! (2,229 characters)

Photo of crag
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (281 characters)

Photo of jhartley
4.1/5  rDev -4%
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. (1,030 characters)

Photo of Marcusg10
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
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. (636 characters)

Photo of Hessian257
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
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. (1,145 characters)

Photo of JandJMD
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (841 characters)

Photo of ChipMurray
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
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. (447 characters)

Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
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. (293 characters)

Photo of aqualung23
4/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (670 characters)

Photo of skiofpinsk
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (2,066 characters)

Photo of HeatherN
3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
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! (1,747 characters)

Photo of mikefuski17
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Went to Troegs for the first time and fell in love. The facility is amazing and really big. There is a massive gift shop. The tasting room is so big with beer hall style seating. The bar is big with 3 sets of taps and 1 groer filler. One of the cool features that they have is a guided tour, which I didn't get to do and a self guided tour. The bar tenders were great and helped out wonderfully. The food was good. You walk up to a cafeteria type counter with what looks like gourmet chefs. The whole set up is very informal but cool. The place is awesome. Check it out! (570 characters)

Photo of Buller38
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Another one of my favorite places to visit in the area because of the locality, spacious venue, and electrical outlets. I love coming to Tröegs to drink a few beers, read up on research articles, and write papers because it has everything I need to help propel my paper into the quality that is required in graduate school.

The food here is absolutely fantastic and creative! Never had anything I did not enjoy, you will be sure to find a surprise here!

The beer is… well Tröegs beer. It's good, nothing special, but it's brewed really well. The MAJOR and MOST important reason to visits Tröegs is to try their best beer… their SCRATCH BATCH series. Typically, the scratches are their best offering whenever available.

Go visit Tröegs for a quick bite to eat and a solid beer to wash it down. (805 characters)

Photo of dexterk1
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

A nice and large area for visitors without seeming like a Disneyland(commercially) for beer lovers. Plenty of selection to choose from as far as beers to taste. Always helps to have tasting sizes. There beers are very good and I love many of them.
Service was good and the food they offer there is pretty good as well. In fact it is better than I had imagined.
Overall, a great brewery to visit. (397 characters)

Photo of crowsnest
4.44/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Very creative food menu and outstanding brew selection Great atmosphere. Been there numerous times and have never been disappointed. If you enjoy quality craft beers and out of the ordinary grub, this place is a "gotta do". First class operation all the way. (258 characters)

Photo of grimey68
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Great, clean atmosphere. Great select of brews on tap. Would be a bit better if they could incorporate an actual restaurant into the place instead of just having glorified bar food.

Overall, great place and definitely check it out if you haven't already. (255 characters)

Photo of mccarltone
4.44/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This place has become a real gem in the Herhsey area. The snack bar setup seems to get your your meal with very little wait, no matter how busy the place is. They are beginning to have many more Scratch beers on tap due to added capacity. Foodies will also love this place as well. I always stop in when I am in the area. (321 characters)

Photo of craft_shannie
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

after discovering this place a couple of years ago, we purposefully routed through Hershey so we could stop at Troegs again. the space is relatively new, large & industrial - nicely laid out gift shop, expansive bar, assorted table seating, and self-guided (as well as led) tours. the only downside is that the ceilings are high/industrial so the noise can get a bit annoying.

we sampled dead reckoning (my favorite), scratch 111 (hopCyclone), scratch 112 (fest lager), perpetual IPA, scratch 113 (IPA), and dream weaver wheat. All of their beers are clean, flavorful, and memorable. bar staff is friendly. the growler fill station is efficient, not to mention their growlers do an awesome job keeping beer fresh. got a jug of dead reckoning to travel up to maine, and was amazed at how fresh & loud the pop/seal was over the course of a couple of days. (855 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

One of the best brewery/brew pubs I have ever visited.

Loud lively atmosphere. Large communal tables, big airy bar area, with dining tables set off. Bar tenders very attentive and despite the crowds I am served quickly.

9 beers available on tap - the six year rounders and three Scratch series beers. Samplers available - the six year rounders or any three. Two IPAs and a Octoberfest when I was there - hard not to sample all nine. Beers served in appropriate glassware.

Of course, Growlers to go and feels like an outsider not to have a bottle in hand - at least 25% of the people there were carrying.

On top of it all, the food is fantastic. Much to choose from, and all was great. Huge pretzel is a must and the flatbread pizza was fantastic. Not you classic pub fare, clearly thought through and creative fresh ingredients. We went back two nights in a row.

Spacious gift shop offers wares, bottles, mix-a-six, and anything you might want with a Troegs label on it.

A must visit if in the area. And worth travelling to. (1,031 characters)

Photo of TTripp725
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

An awesome place. They have a huge gift shop with a wide variety of items to choose from. I loved the fact that you could get a beer and then take a self guided tour. The bar area is very impressive and the selection is decent (their beers only) The prices are a little steep but that's expected due to the are (next to Hershey Park). The only down fall of the location is how loud the bar area is. Otherwise a decent place to go and see. (438 characters)

Photo of lovethebelgians
3.69/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Cool place, great beer selection and a good place to buy as PA's beer laws suck if you buy in a liquor store. The only bad part is the tons are in the same open area as the food so you are assaulted with the fermentation odors the entire time while you eat. That can really throw off good tasting food, so I can't tell if I liked the fare there or not. (352 characters)

Photo of qcbrewer
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Never went to the old location, but the newer is almost overwhelmingly awesome. Plenty of parking, tons of space, plenty of seating. I can say it's almost a bit to spacious and lacks a comfortable feel, but at the same time its a treat to be there. A little too much concrete and empty wall space, but it would be hard to cover their massive walls effectively, or rationally.

Always have some great beers on tap, although I wish there more options at times (I've been here multiple times while traveling). Usually you can get a good Scratch series that will be something you haven't had, which is always fun, and there will always be their core beers.

Huge gift shop with all you can want. A really great self guided tour - I mean, I think this is one of the best tours in general which I think says something to only be self guided.

If you're in the area, I feel like this is a must visit situation. (903 characters)

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I love the new Troegs location. There are always at least eight brews on tap, more depending on what the Scratch output is. Pricing is reasonable as well, with "pick three" flights for $5 getting you all of the stuff you haven't had before. Food looks amazing, though I've never tried it. The service is typically pretty good, but when the brewery is a madhouse, it can get a little difficult to get a beer. I love the atmosphere of the place too, with high ceilings in the tasting room and numerous different types of seating arrangements. We try to make it a monthly stop, just for the new Scratch releases. (609 characters)

Photo of hmich176
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Troegs Brewery has a great atmosphere. It's what you'd expect for having a bar in a brewery. There are several different bar like counters to enjoy your drinks at, as well as a separate section for booths and tables. There is also an outdoor seating area. The food, although I didn't have any, appears to be well portioned. I think it's a little pricey for the food, but I'll let others be the judge of that.

Once you get a beer, you can carry that into the self-guided tour area of the brewery, or the gift shop off the front entrance. It's quite an enjoyable experience! (574 characters)

Photo of swfeidt
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Love the beer the troeg brothers put out. The new tasting room is perfect. I like the idea of going up to order at a snack bar versus having a traditional dining room with servers. It keeps it very casual and easy going. Actually a great place to take the kids. My kids love the fries and grilled cheese and they can be as loud as they want. (341 characters)

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