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Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company
Based on:
74 Beers
34,739 Hads
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 72
Visits: 350
Avg: 4.28
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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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: 350
Photo of Tarabach
2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

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.

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Photo of lovethebelgians
3.69/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of HeatherN
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
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!

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Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of maribeth_13
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Just went with my family and had a great time. Was not busy at all got serviced pretty quickly. The food was good wasn't the best section but I enjoyed the food. They had a lot of beers available and I really liked that they let you sample beers before you bought a pint. Gift shop had a lot of cool stuff also! I did like that all the beers on tap were $5.00 that's not bad since some were 8.0. Food prices were also not bad! Loved the grilled cheese and spicy ketchup. Overall I would go back spend more money an eat!

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Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I went to Troegs with several of my buddies (but not Harry) on a Saturday afternoon in March. We got in at around 2 and the place was already packed. The parking lot was pretty big, but we had to park on the grass. You walk in to a beer hall-like setting with a bar spanning one entire wall and the rest of the room filled with long (20+ person) tables and a few smaller tables. They have all of their year round and current seasonals on tap, as well as one or two scratch beers at any given time. They offer full pours, tasters, and growler fills to go. The gift shop offers all of their current lineup to go in six packs, including the scratch beers. As far as I know, this is the only place to get the scratch beers in bottles. The pour sizes are generous and pricing is very reasonable (I was drinking 20oz. Nugget Nectars for ~$5). They have a limited menu of deli sandwiches and snacks, but we were not there for the food. There is a self-guided brewery tour which is basically a few hallways with glass walls so you can look in and see the brewing process. We all enjoyed this as it gave us a chance to walk around and get our of the crowded bar area. They encourage taking your beer along on the tour. It was nothing special but it did give a decent description of what you were looking at via posters and visuals. The barrel aging area was pretty cool (although I have never seen a barrel aged Troegs beer?). The bar area got pretty crowded by mid-afternoon and it got diffficult to fight your way in to get a beer. Overall, a very good way to spend a Saturday afternoon with some great beers at a reasonable price. The atmosphere was friendly and everyone was there to enjoy delicious beer. If you are in the area, I would definitely recommend stopping by, but I wouldn't travel hours to go there.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I drive through Hershey several times a year, but I finally had a reason to stop when Splinter Gold bottles were available for on-site consumption a few weeks ago. I was pretty impressed by how nice the place is. It is huge, and was relatively crowded mid-afternoon. Sat at the bar and had very attentive service. All I had was the bottle of Splinter Gold, but the selection appeared to be just the basic Troegs offerings plus one Scratch Beer that wasn't particularly appealing.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.98/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of swfeidt
3.98/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of JNForsyth
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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!

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Photo of aqualung23
4/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Decided to stop in the new Troegs facility on my last trip to Al's/Pizza Boy. It's a nice atmosphere, with a quasi post-modern industrial feel, a bit sterile (it is pretty much brand new after all) and not at all intimate, but it's got a fun vibe to it. I'd imagine it's slamming during busy hours, and with a large bar and a massive area for sitting or standing, I'm sure they can accommodate. And with Hershey park about a quarter mile away, they're really in a premium zone. What's nice is the separate gift shop where they offer beer sales as well as all the merch you can imagine, from stickers to glassware to frisbees.

Troegs has always made good quality beer, so there's no problem there. As far as selection goes, it's basically their year rounds and whatever seasonal may be around. So there isn't a lot to choose from, but there's enough to keep you happy if you like their beer. Some brewpub exclusives would up the selection rating.

Service is fine, and everyone is generally in tune to the brewery's operations and the beer scene in general. It looks like they have sort of a snack bar set up, as far as food goes, and I didn't bother sampling anything.

Troegs is definitely worth stopping in if you're in the area, but it's not a place I'd regularly visit. Not that it's bad, but everything they offer on tap and in bottles is readily available at pretty much all my local hangouts. And with no brewpub exclusives or real food service, it's just not enough to justify my going out there regularly. Though I am looking forward to seeing what the Splinter release is going to be like.

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Photo of slader
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Can't say enough good things about our visit to the Troegs tap room and restaurant. After a long day at Hershey park from roller coasters to candy stores walking into Troegs was the perfect antidote. Patrons and staff were plainly happy to be there. Nice ambience with clean wood...stainless...industrial environment with best drafts and special on chalkboard. Food was AMAZING from the popcorn to the beer recipe sandwiches. Wish I lived closer...I'd be there every Friday afternoon.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Quality and Selection- Troegs is, by far, my favorite brewery. I have never had a bad or off beer from Troegs and I pretty much love everything they make. All the scratch beers I've tasted-their regular lineup, and their seasonals are exceptional. On tap at the brewpub they have all of their regular line-up, a seasonal or two and two or three scratch beers- which, of course are brewery/brewpub only. Last time I was their they had their scratch pumpkin ale on-which was AMAZING.

Atmosphere- I'm not sure what theme they were going with here- industrial brewery, german oktoberfest, or high school cafeteria- but the brewpub area is some cluster of a combination of the three. Totally packed with hundreds of people and the only seats remotely available were at the giant octoberfest/cafeteria like table for 100- you go wait in line cafeteria-style for food and you can either try your luck waiting at the bar for a drink or flag down a beer server to get drinks. Very loud and crowded. Its saving grace is that it is very clean, has a great brewery tour, and fantastic store.

Service- Like I said- the beer servers are nice and know their beer-but you have to flag them down and you have to go wait in line for food.

Food- Limited as it is a "snack bar"- with an atypical selection including salmon, tuna tacos, brautwurst, and duck. I had the Brat- it was ok, we had an $8 stuffed pretzel too.

Overall- I will obviously be back since this place is my favorite brewery ever- but probably in the early afternoon when its not so crowded and I don't plan on eating here ever again unless they make some changes.

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Photo of mikefuski17
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
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!

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Photo of jhartley
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of grimey68
4.11/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of slander
4.15/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of rld220
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of Buller38
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of craft_shannie
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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