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Tröegs Brewing Company

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3.95/5
Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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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BEER STATS
Beers:
87
Reviews:
11,263
Ratings:
37,262
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
398
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
3.75%
 
 
Taps:
13
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by slander:
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
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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3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of glass_house
4.14/5  rDev -3%
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 +5.4%
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 Fitzjargon
4.4/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Photo of AlvinLin
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of CervezaNY
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.14/5  rDev -3%
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 CityofWind_brew
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tschuck1
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of TipsyTito
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of VanTango
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

One of the best breweries i have been two.

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4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Spoda1983
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of ChuckTom
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of zekeman17
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of bmeehan
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
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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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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Tröegs Brewing Company in Hershey, PA
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