Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company
Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

200 East Hersheypark Dr
Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033
United States

(717) 534-1297 | map
troegs.com

Notes: 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.
BEER STATS
Average:
4.02
Beers:
82
Reviews:
12,343
Ratings:
40,793
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.38
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
454
pDev:
12.1%
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Photo of socon67
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Massive brewery, with a bar area of benches and open seating. I like the bartenders get your orders and you walk up for food. Kudos for the elf guided brewery tour. Options include all the scratch options and brewery only releases. When in Hershey, this is a must visit.

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Photo of kelvarnsen
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Visited here on a week day in 2014 and I was surprised at how busy it was. Probably one of the nicest looking breweries I have visited. Everything was laid out so well. Since it was mid week they only had self guided tours, but the self guided tour area was pretty cool with descriptions on the glass explaining the process. It was also cool how the tour starts with the founders original homebrew set up. Tried 4 of their beers. They will give you small samples for free, and larger beers (along with food) are available for purchase. There is a large seating area inside and a patio outside.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Nicely eclectic! Visited awhile ago and took the tour. Many different unique offerings on tap. Good place for large groups. Food was good and different.

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Photo of npolachek
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Large brewery right down the road from Hershey Park. Staff was super nice and took good care of us with cleanup and food, etc. Very large place with tons of tables and room for sitting.

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Photo of Act25
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Much to like at brewer, notably Nugget Nectar and Nimble Giant IPAs.
Cant miss when in Hershey.
Great selection quality and people.
I'd come back.
But this one is simple to the point of over run.

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Photo of AutumnWolf13
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This place is awesome. Great beer, great tour, great beer, great beer selection and great beer.
This is a must visit if you are in the area. If you're not in the area...ROAD TRIP!!!

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

This is a favorite stop whenever I am in Hershey on business. It's big and they have been renovating like crazy. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Photo of Oconomowocian
3.86/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Big place with a really nice setup. One of the larger tap rooms that I have been to. Grabbed a spot at the bar as it was pretty busy, good draft selection and their beers overall are pretty consistent. Service was fine. Nugget Nectar on tap was a plus. Really nice decor, good merch too.

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Photo of gopens44
4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Overall it's a very fine place. Lots of all your favorite Troegs offerings and a unique menu that has something for everyone. Place is massive but still maintains a warm feeling. Parking and seating was out of control when we visited, so possibly look at best times to visit and avoid huge mobs of crowd.

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Photo of DuaneL
1/5  rDev -77.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

For anyone who truly enjoys going to breweries, please skip this one. It is a huge, obnoxiously loud moose hall, designed to pack in as many bodies as possible, and on the Saturday night that we made the mistake of going, there were easily 400 people there. We were yelled instructions by the frazzled receptionist - to find your own seat (difficult to impossible) and then to wave down a roving bartender (if you are lucky) who might bring your beers back in about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, if you wanted food, you had to go order it yourself after waiting in line, then take a number and go back to retrieve it, God-knows-when later. My boyfriend aptly described this place as an uncivilized "Vikings' Mead Hole", a place seething with high-decibel humanity who were there to - yikes, have fun? We won’t be going back to find out. In fact we didn't even stay more than 5 or 10 minutes, then we went running outta there!

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Photo of ccjeff
4.73/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Tour was awesome and the place was great. Beerhall style dining area was perfect. Selection of brews including specials only available at the brewery. Tried a number of the specials and all were excellent. Food was outstanding by any measure. Highly recommended.

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Photo of GatorCoop
4/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stored by while on vacation to Hershey, Pa. Only stopped to get a growler fill but my first impression was “wow what a great place”. Nice vibe great selection. Drinking Blizzard Hops IPA. A pretty darn good winter ale. Would probably rate higher but was only there far 29 minutes. Currently 48 degrees. Highly recommend.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

[3rd stop on a 1 day brewery tour]
What the ..? Clean, HUGE..modern, bustling with every walk of life (families included), loud with conversation. My wife and I met my sister and her BF for a couple drinks and a quick bite to eat. Started off with a couple of flights and moved on to the glass drinks. Everyone had something to eat.. the poutine fries and Oktoberfest pretzel stole the show (the chicken fingers were overcooked). They allowed a tab to be run, the wait staff/service was very good. Wound up staying for almost 4 hours. A good experience!

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.03/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Grew up to a town East of Hershey, so whenever I trek back to PA to visit my parents, this is where me and my son often go to with them. With that in mind, it's easy to take kids in with the selection of the food off to the back (glad they have that now-a-days). Me, well, I table up with my dad to often check out their new Scratch beer series that they're always coming up with. This facility is always clean and well kept. The walking history tour is quite legit too. Their bottles to go and paraphernalia off to the right is spot on. There's really nothing else in Hershey one needs to see for beer, to be honest.

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Photo of bwick29
3.79/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 1.5

A massive hall with large long tables. The way beer should be drank IMHO. Very touristy though. Makes sense being right next to Hershey Park. This would be an AWESOME place if in a high-population that could fill it without tourists. (Full disclosure, I was one of those tourists.)

Beer quality is good. These guys aren't afraid to pull beer they don't feel is up to par, and also not afraid to put out a ton of scratch brews. Visit quality depends on your own planning. There's a self guided "tour" which is little more than a walk down a windowed hallway with signs to read. The real tour requires ticket reservation in advance. Ours included a glass and was only a few dollars.

Service is interesting. Get your own food and water, but they'll get your beer IIRC. Very high volume at times, so expect that when thinking about bar service.

Selection is excellent. When we last visited, they had a record amount of scratch beers available to order. Tons available for growling. Probably the largest selection I've experienced at a brewery.

Food. Well, we were really excited to eat here after all the positive reviews we'd seen elsewhere. It looked delicious, and the portions were substantial. Unfortunately, both of us were left feeling ill after eating the food. I almost had to back out of the pre-reserved tour. Soured the entire visit.

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Photo of shmuck81
3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Overall good place to stop if you get the chance. Good food and atmosphere. Granted you can by the case, sixer, or singles but for some reason I just wasn't that impressed with the selection. I can't give a specific reason which I guess is unfair but it's just the way I felt. I still make it a point to stop in every time I'm in town for business.

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Photo of jgido759
3.34/5  rDev -23.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

First time visiting and although I enjoyed it (didn't take the tour), it wouldn't kill me if I didn't make it back.

Food was above average and enjoyable, as were the beers. However, I was a little disappointed that I could not get Nugget Nectar in my flight. In fact, it wasn't available at all and I was told by our server that they pulled it because the batch was not a good representation of the brew. Points for honesty on that.

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Photo of craighoward523
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Get there early as this place fills up fast. Server rule as to what they will/won't serve you is a bit jarring on first visit. Get your own water/food.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.94/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

The new Troegs is one of those so-called “destination breweries”. A massive, new shiny building with cavernous spaces, a ginormous bar and a million tables for dining. Families, tourists, babies… the place is packed with all of them.

This is not your corner garage brewery where you can sit at the bar and talk to the brewer; this is corporate craft brewing at its most efficient. Even the self-guided tour is a one-of-a-kind sterilized experience where you look at fermenters behind high glass walls.

On draft, the classic Troegs lineup plus a bunch of “scratches”. I loved the food most of all, charcuterie and creative small plates. The gift shop is full of tchotchkes you don't need but you'll want to buy, plus plenty of beer.

Would I come back? Maybe, if I'm in the area. But I wouldn't detour or make it a destination. It is just not my kind of brewery experience.

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Photo of glass_house
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

So glad to finally experience this brewery up close and personal. The place is beautiful, although the current construction understandably detracts from the exterior. Interior is a nice combo of open brewery/warehouse feel and slightly upscale dining. Great mix of staple comfort foods and interesting eclectic dishes. The beer was excellent, which was a given, and I was happy to stock up in the general store on my way out.

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Photo of djkman
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

2016 August review: 3rd visit
FYI: GOT my naked elf crowler.
Tried the chocolate nitro. Yes they made a chocolate beer in Hershey PA.
Still same good vibe. Got my stash of items I cannot get back at home.
Got my new t-shirts.
Waved good bye.




2015:review
Been here twice going home from Hershey park with the family. Basically letting the Dad visit before the family goes home.
Nothing like getting some scratch beer not available at home.

Oh HOME of Nugget nectar and mad elf MMMMMmmm
Can't be the stuff on tap.
Yet to try the naked elf , which was only available at the brewery. Missed my opportunity.

Great place. Got More T shirts !!

That's all from me
Djkman

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Visited Troegs for dinner on our way to Pittsburgh. This place is huge, but still has a really nice vibe. Very open with plenty of seating. The beer was, as usual from Troegs, solid, but unspectacular. The food, on the other hand, was really great. A nice selection, including several vegetarian-friendly choices, and some interesting takes on basic bar food. The grilled cheese may have been the best I've ever had.

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Photo of bmeehan
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

This place gets crowded fast, and the availability of brewery tours is very low, but they offer a nice alternative I'd love to see more places give: the ability to do a self-guided tour. It's considerably shorter and doesn't show you much of what you'd likely learn walking around with a group of people and a brewery employee, but there are info graphics on the walls at different stations and you can carry your beer or food through the area as you read.

The food itself is fantastic. It's cafeteria style, so you do have to order it and go find a seat in a crowded warehouse-sized room, but the food itself is so far from the typical run-of-the-mill variety you'll see in some brewpubs that it more than makes up for it. Their variety is everything from small, cheese-based plates to larger entrees that include venison, pork, porchetta, and a number of other German-inspired dishes.

The beer itself is great too, but you probably already know that. The brewery is one of the few things of note in Hershey (and maybe the only thing of note in the winter when Hershey Park is closed), so it's extremely popular. Parking is rough and not that big, but once you're in, you'll find a great atmosphere.

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Photo of DanJan
3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Used to go to the original brewery way back when but this is an awesome upgrade! Definitely a better location and a little further away from normal traffic in the area. I just really like the entire environment of the place. Very comfortable. GREAT food and lots of different beers on tap, including many offerings from their Scratch series. A place I'll go back to whenever I can.

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Photo of CLehman11
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

We make the three hour trip up to four times a year just for the beer, food, and overall atmosphere. My wife and I have taken the brewery tour multiple times just for the fun of it, and are never disappointed! We are true Troeg's fans for life!

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Tröegs Brewing Company in Hershey, PA
Brewery rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 40793 ratings