Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company
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Type: 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.

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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.39/5
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
435
pDev:
12.3%
 
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Ratings: 435 |  Reviews: 93
Reviews by slander:
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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of jzeilinger
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
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 al2913
3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Oconomowocian
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
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 Jbalintjr
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
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 edthehead
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jimmyy
3.87/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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 chiefz1
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of TJ_Stephens
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Mule420
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of ccjeff
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
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 -8.9%
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 -6.4%
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 pleasedontmakememakeaname
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gemini6
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of _nickg_
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of JohnWesolowski
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Great beer choices. Something for everyone. More of a restaurant feel than a "hang out and have some beers" feel.

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Photo of Minusonehxc
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Stew5
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

worth the trip from Cincinnati cant wait to go back

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
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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Tröegs Brewing Company in Hershey, PA
Brewery rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 39,305 ratings