Troegs Brewing Company

200 East Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, PA, 17033, United States
(717) 232-1297
Latitude: 40.29810, Longitude: -76.64273

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.68 | Atmosphere: 4.39 | Service: 4.57 | Food: 4.00
91.0
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 7 reviews.
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4.6
out of 5
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Tuesday 13th of May 2014 12:25:40 PM
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Visited here on a week day last week 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.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A
90.0
Overall

vgatto (442)
Friday 13th of January 2012 11:55:32 PM
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Troegs Brewing Company was established in 1997, and has been growing steady since. What impresses me most about Troegs is that I find the full range of their beer variety to be very flavorful and well-crafted. Never had a bad Troegs. Their flagship beers include Pale Ale, nut brown Rugged Trail Ale, hoppy Hopback Amber, and their popular Troegenator Doublebock (8.2%). Their seasonal beers include Dead Reckoning Porter, super hoppy Nugget Nectar (love it), crisp Sunshine Pils, and the warming winter Mad Elf (11%). Troegs limited release beers include Java Head Coffee Stout, unfiltered Dreamweaver wheat, strong Flying Mouflan (9.3%), and experimental "Scratch Series" of beers. I visited their Harrisburg brewery in early 2011, and enjoyed a delicious sampler flight, which included two Scratch series IPA's (7-8%) that were delightfully aromatic.

In November 2011, the brewery relocated to a new facility at Hershey Park, which I visited in mid 2012. I have never seen a brewery designed with such public openness in mind. The place has a constantly open tour loop and ample space for people to congregate and rest their beer glasses. The move from Harrisburg to Hershey was brilliant and masterfully executed. The seriously impressive two-story brewery has a modernistic tan cinder block and sleek grey corrugated steel facade, and is surrounded by a dedicated parking lot. Upon entering, the tasting room is straight ahead and their general store gift shop is on the right, and you can pass through either to start the self-guided tour loop. The spectacular tour loop showcases the microbiology lab, raw material storage, stainless steel fermenters, bottling and kegging lines, and small glass windowed room for Dreamweaver fermentation. The tour route through the massive brewhouse is bounded by waist high wooden walls, topped with grey framed windows. Above that is open to the ceiling which creates an open and transparent atmosphere.

Their huge tasting room has several high top tables, a long wooden table for communal seating, and a separate area with regular dining tables. There is a long wooden 26-chair bar, and a standing only extension for a couple dozen more churning people to retrieve fresh beer. There are about 10 craft brews on tap plus some fresh-hopped firkins during peak hours. Mash and lauter tuns are featured behind the bar. This is clearly a functional chemical plant with stainless steel vessels and numerous pipes, but also decorated with informative posters and beer related art. Past the beer bar is the snack bar, which has a nice selection of appetizers, sandwiches and sweets (naturally this includes Hershey chocolate bars). From the tasting room you can also exit to outdoor patio seating along the front of the building. The place was packed with patrons, and I really enjoyed my visit. My only unanswered question... The Java Head Coffee Stout is so good, how long will we have to wait before Troegs brews a Hershey Chocolate Stout?!
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0
95.0
Overall

BeerGene (9)
Monday 28th of March 2011 05:57:51 PM
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Only brewery tour I've ever done that has locals hanging out and drinking in the sampling room. A great selection for sampling with something for every taste, but you do have to pay for the samples. Our tour leader was one of the brothers who owns the brewery. The place gets packed and reservations are a must. So far, the only tour that passed around malt for sampling as well as hops.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.75 | Food: N/A
91.7
Overall

Rocks2GW (47)
Wednesday 16th of June 2010 05:11:49 PM
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There were 9 beers on & I tried 7 including the 5 year round, 1 seasonal, & 1 scratch/experimental (an IPA). The tasting room is clean with a mix industrial/artsy feel. Attached to the brewery you can see operations through windows. They don't sell food past hard & soft (on Sat) pretzels and nuked pizza. But you can get growlers, six packs, cases etc.

Sunshine Pils - very light color, strong hop bite, crisp, but odd mouth feel & odd after taste. Okay.
Pale Ale - nice balance, feel. Good.
Dreamweaver - a wheat, banana aroma, cloudy straw color. Fruity but not sour like some wheats. Alright (but remember I'm not a wheat fan).
Hopback - amber, nice hop aroma, bitter, some hop flavor at finish. Alc notes @ 6%. Alright.
Troegenator - Dark amber/lt brown. 8.2% abv!! Double Bock. Light hop-malty aroma. Amazing well balanced. No real alc notes. GREAT!!
Javahead Stout - dark brown to black, amber head. Roasted chocolate aroma. 7.5% alc. Uses coffee to add to the oatmeal hardiness. Good stout leaning to a porter edge. Really Good.
Scratch #31 - IPA - great hop aroma, light amber, great hop flavor and bite. Well balanced with a very slight alc note at finish/exhale. GREAT beer.

Nice staff, not a brewpub but a true tasting room at a great brewery!!
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: N/A
95.0
Overall

ssm5032 (6)
Monday 6th of July 2009 01:02:08 PM
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I love the way Troeg's works the different hops into their beers. They have really proven themselves over the past few years. I have been a fan of Troegs for many years and they way that they are growing now is awesome. They've recently expanded their tap room and added more tour times. I love their Nugget Nectar and will never forget the reason Chris gave when asked why they don't offer this beer year-round..."It would be like having christmas every day". The Troeg bros have worked hard and it is paying off as they are reaching into regions that they never sold to before. Even recently they were in PLAYBOY magazine! Go and visit the brewery any Saturday of they year except for a few...check the website. The tour is very informative but the beer speaks for itself. A must visit Brewery.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
100.0
Overall

anlbdz (6)
Tuesday 30th of December 2008 02:08:40 PM
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Personally, I am not into the Hop rage that seems to be prevalent nowadays. and I don't appreciate IPA's in general. Figured I'd give you a little background though to explain my ratings. We got there and each got the sampler (6 beers i think). The first thing that struck me was the coloring. The Troegs beer has a wonderful variety of colors, very appealing to the eye. the Troegenator was pretty good, and so was the scratch beer. I enjoyed their belgain white and didn't take to some of the others. Worth the trip, the help seemed nice enough, and there are plenty of tables. Didn't see any food being served so I think it's purely a brewery.

recommendation: worth a trip, they ran 2 tours that day, we didn't do either, but the beer is decently tasty, so stop by try a few and move on.

Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A
80.0
Overall
Sunday 20th of April 2008 12:09:57 AM
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Visited site with four friends. Troegs is solely focused on production, so there is not a restaurant attached. We found all of the employees we interacted with to be both very nice and knowledgeable. In addition to their normal beers, we had the opportunity to try two "scratch" beers. The scratch beers were beers that the owners had tried, but not put into production. We had #11, an English Bitter and #8, a Belgian Triple. Both were outstanding, though I can't figure out why the Triple never made it into production. Probably the taste was too complex for the public at the time, but it might be better received now. I had a great time visiting the brewery, and I'll visit again when I'm back in the area.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.5
95.0
Overall

habanero56 (64)
Tuesday 8th of April 2008 01:16:33 AM
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Production brewery with a sampling area. Will fill growlers. Only had a short time to visit as they close at 4PM on Saturdays and I got there at 3:55. The Troegenator and Mad Elf were the ones I sampled. Excellent flavors! I had the Hopback Ale and a couple of others earlier in the week at a local tasting and they were also of high quality. The brothers are doing up some small batches of beers they experimented with years ago and some of them are rather interesting. A good place to stop but check the hours.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
85.0
Overall
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