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Tröegs Brewing Company
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Beer Ratings: 21,491
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 13 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
200 East Hersheypark Dr
phone: (717) 534-1297
Thursday - sat 11am-10pm
They sell 22's, six packs (you can mix and match now), cases, growlers, pints, 1/2 pints, "year round" flights, and pick three flights.
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by slander:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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.
12-03-2012 16:05:20 |
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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My girlfriend and I decided that it was time to visit the new brewery; we had toured and tasted at the old location a couple years ago.
We had signed up for a tour online prior to our visit. The tour was very interesting even though brewery tours kind of all seem the same after a while. It was 5 dollars per person, which includes a special shaker pint glass and tastings while on the tour. The tour guide was very informative and definitely knew her stuff. The tour and tastings covered about an hour.
Afterwards we decided to grab a couple drinks and some food in the tap room. The room is very large and open, and there’s plenty of tables and bar space. The brewing setup is behind the bar on an elevated platform, so you can watch as the brewers work their magic. I’m not sure how crowded it usually gets; we were there on a Monday afternoon so it was relatively empty. I could imagine it getting loud if it was filled to capacity due to the high ceilings.
The Splinter Brown had been released a week or two before, and since it was limited to consumption at the brewery due to carbonation issues it had hung around for a bit. It was excellent but at 8+% we limited ourselves to one bottle to share. Since we were hungry we bought some rosemary popcorn and fries coated in a hop oil. Both were delicious. We bought a smoked chicken mole enchilada to share, which was also delicious. We wrapped up with a shared glass of the Scratch 119 Mushroom Ale. They pulled it off well; if I didn’t already know there were mushrooms in it I wouldn’t have been able to guess. The only things I might have gotten from them was a slight earthiness. It might have been my imagination though.
Overall, if I lived closer I would be by regularly. Several brewery only beers, plus their regular lineup and seasonals, give you a wide selection to choose from. The food we had was top notch and well prepared. The staff was very friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend anyone in the area stop in; I know I can’t wait until my next visit.
11-22-2013 15:39:05 |
More by skiofpinsk
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
The new brewery is massive! We went on a weekend, and it was busy, but not too crowded. However, with large open ceilings, on a weekend, I couldn't help but notice something that sounded like power tools/saws running in the back area, for a really long period of time. I understand that they work in the same space where they have the public, but it was really really irritating after a while.
FOOD: The menu is small. The concepts are very unique and the execution is decent. Some of the items have really, really small portions, and others are GIGANTIC. My secret passion is the german potato salad, which actually is nothing like a traditional german potato salad, but hey, I like it!!
BEER: Decent selection of their normal beers, plus a few scratch beers available. Interesting bottled concoctions are available sometimes. For anyone not familiar with the brewery, they love to experiment, and have some beers that they ferment in bourbon barrels, as well as other projects. Makes for an interesting dinner. Can't remember the last one we had, but it was similar to a lambic aged in a bourbon barrel, it was damn good.
SERVICE: While the setup is counter service with pagers, the staff does go around and check on people, clean up and offer to get more beers. My only gripe, is sometimes the staff at the food counter are kinda really uncertain about the food products. With such a small menu, learning the items & ingredients should be easy enough.
Overall, pretty good, but a little pricey depending on what you order. And I miss the quaint old brewery, where I was given a tour with a small group by one of the brothers. The new place has a slight air of corporate america, BUT damn if those guys didn't bust their asses to earn it!
11-18-2013 00:45:56 |
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