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Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company
Based on:
74 Beers
34,744 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

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: 350
Photo of Casey3236
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of jvodom
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of CHickman
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of mandy_mic700
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

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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 Jypirate
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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

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Photo of Uniobrew31
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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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 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 WunderLlama
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Smell the hops as you pull into this brewery in Hershey. Big shop on the right and even bigger beer hall as you walk up to the taps. Always a good variety of Troegs beers ready for Ruther pour. Love me some nugget nectar and mad elf. Very good dinner menu with some gastropub specialties such as poutine. A worthwhile stop.

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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 OleGee
5/5  rDev +16.8%

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!

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Photo of Zimm
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

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Photo of Shandycan
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
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!

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Photo of drtth
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

If you are in the Hershey area a visit to this place is basically a must for the Troeg's fan.

The self guided tour area has plenty of space, the signs are well thought out and so if you've been through other breweries you can see what it is that Troeg's is doing and see a few of the things that make them a special place.

The shop is spacious and well stocked. This is definitely the place to come for the Scratch series of beers not only because its the only place to find them but because of the variety and the ability to get multiple different 6 packs for take away.

There is a bar where you can have a beer and there is some food service as well. I thought the snack food was fairly ordinary but the bartender knew what they were selling and was able to give a decent pour on the beer. The taps included several different beers so that choice was difficult... :-)

Didn't really have a full meal but those who were eating something substantial seemed to be doing just fine with it.

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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 MikeWard
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
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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Photo of crag
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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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 Marcusg10
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of Hessian257
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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