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Beer Available At Tröegs Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Tröegs Blizzard of Hops 96, Tröegs Impending Descent 97, Tröegs Scratch 169 , Tröegs Scratch 167 61, Tröegs Scratch 168 , Tröegs Master Of Pumpkins 91, Tröegs Splinter Gold 99, Tröegs Troegenator Doublebock 94, Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale 96, Tröegs Scratch 165 , Tröegs Jovial 92, Tröegs Scratch 162 , Tröegs Scratch 164 , Tröegs JavaHead Stout 95, Tröegs Scratch 157 61, Tröegs Scratch 161 81, Tröegs Scratch 160 , Tröegs Scratch 159 , Tröegs Scratch 158 , Tröegs Scratch 151
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orangesol (158) Pennsylvania | October 23, 2012| Updated October 22, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I figure since I have visited this place about 100 times since they opened over a year ago it might be time to sit down and actually write up a review.
The atmosphere is hard to describe. The space is huge with people sitting all over the place. The large bar area and the big beer hall table seem to be peoples favorites, with the outside seating area getting a lot of use in the warmer weather months. The walking tour is a really cool feature and the general store sells any and all things Troegs for people looking for some swag or to buy some beer to go, just be aware that the general store closes before the bar area does.
The service has been hit or miss since the day they opened. I used to have to wait a LONG time to get even the simplest of service but I have to say it has definitely improved over the last few months. The wait times have become shorter and they have finally hired some people who know what they are talking about...
The quality is top notch. The beers are, for the most part, world class and the food is all made with the highest grade ingredients. They use all the correct glasses and they have a counter pressure filler for growlers, however they will still fill screw tops off the taps.
The selection is what you would expect for a brewery. They have their six flagship, year round beers on at all times to go along with a few of the seasonal offerings. They also usually have at least one scratch beer on, sometimes up to 3-4 depending on how fast they are selling / making them.
The snack bar is a new thing they have been doing for the last six or so months. They offer quite a few different things to eat, enough to satisfy most picky diners. I have tried about 2/3 of the menu now, altho it is ever changing, and it is all excellent. A few of my current favorites would include the large brewers pretzel, the pork confit tacos and the crispy pork belly. The prices at the snack bar are a little high for my taste but most of the items are worth it.
Overall a HUGE upgrade over the old harrisburg location and a welcome addition to the area. I look forward to visiting the brewery for many years to come.
Joel (15) Massachusetts | December 29, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
callmemickey (34) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | September 22, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Beer Quality// very good
Beer Philosophy// a half dozen well crafted standards; a half dozen rotating experimental beers (the Scratch series); variety of styles
Serving Sizes// flights; full pours
Growler Situation// 64oz (will fill theirs or others)
Food Situation// smaller plates; sandwiches; kid friendly
Ambiance// industrial chic; modern; large open brewery format
Overall// a must visit destination if you are in the area; solid beer; fun and friendly environment
Strykzone (107) Wood River, Illinois | August 8, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Right next to Hershey Park. This is a big open space that is set up in the German fashion of seating with benches. It had a modern industrial feel to it and was quite noisy and crowded. The food was good. My wife and I both got cod and potato cakes. It was spicy and tasty. I had the three Scratch beers for samplers and all were solid offerings. They have about 6 of their year round offerings that can also be had as samples or full pours. This is a big place and has a lot going on. No wait staff comes to tables so you have to order from one counter for food and another for beer. Very busy place!
vlan1 (29) Eastern Shore, Maryland | June 28, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in before hitting up Hershey Park. Large open space, excellent artwork gives it a good vibe. Despite the name the "Snack Bar" is anything but. The food is excellent especially the fondue. Selection is so-so with all their year round beers and 4-6 Scratch releases (which are very IPA centric it seems) Would have loved to see more variety than 75% Pale Ales/IPAs. Would definitely stop back if in the area.
AndyW68 (66) Louisville, Kentucky | June 20, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Selection is rated too high in this review, but I needed to get the numbers up a little. This was a great experience. The service should o mild be a 12, but it made me stop at 10. Good beer. In credible atmosphere and staff that bends over backwards.
devman171 (145) Annapolis , Maryland | June 9, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Ive been to both the old and new brewery, the new one is a giant open hall with a food counter and separate bar area. Very nicely done, self guided tour area, provate party barrel room, big gift shop, growler fils, cheap drafts, good pub food. great stop
Emeister84 (73) Charlottesville, Virginia | June 7, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Just beyond the brewery, the hallway makes one feel that they may be lost in a corporate office building. Once inside it is much more hip, with a large bar, and a small cafe setting further in the back. A good variety of taps with almost all of their offerings. They also offered a couple of large format, limited bottles, including a sour. The service was pretty decent, but we went in within an hour of last call, which was very abrupt... very. The 2 giant paintings on the wall were really interesting, especially the black and white Troegenator one. Also the loft behind the bar overlooking the tops of the kettles was very modern-industrial looking, but very clean and well maintained looking.
Bulk_Carrier (77) Juneau, Alaska | June 7, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Mmmm...Troeg’s. Brings back memories as I grew up in Eastern PA just East of Hershey.
Its always clean here and I’ve been there several times while it was opened in Hershey. The service is always good, there’s never a dull moment here. There’s a nice self-guided museum. Its always their brews for a selection and never any bland brews as its always great stuff. The food, ha, I was there when they started doing some pretzels and stuff and they’re really good. The value is good because its Southern PA which tends to be better than other parts of the nation. Anyone who argues should try the New England states or where I currently live and then they’ll quickly realize how good they have it in Southern PA. Overall, if you’re in Southeastern PA, don’t pass up on this place.
Leafs93 (124) Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania | April 21, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited over Easter. It is essentially a huge warehouse with the tap room and gift shop carved out. Tap room is in spacious warehouse and very loud, lots of places to sit and/or stand. Beer selection was lacking, I was hoping for a few more scratch beers. They had all widely available offering on and only had 2 scratch beers on and also bottles of La Grave and Splinter Brown. I am a little dumbfounded as to why they would not sell the aforementioned bottles in the giftshop...I was bummed I wasn’t able to bring them home. I did not try the food though it looked good.
Overall, this seems to be a place that pulls in all sorts as its located next to Hershey Park and the Outlets...it was very crowded. I wanted to rate this higher but it pales in comparison to other breweries doing the same thing...ala Victory.
sonnycheeba (176) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | December 29, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, new place right down the road from Hershey Park. Very large with guided and a small self-guided tour available. Main tap room is extremely large with plenty of seating and a very large bar running along the nice brewing equipment behind it. Brewing aromas fill the area in a wonerful way. The place also has a large gift shop. Beer selection is typically 8 on tap with a few special release bottles with continuously releases of their "scratch" beers that rarely leave the taproom. Food is fantastic with a small, open kitchen area with its own executive chef and team. Orders are quick and delicious. Beers and food are a little on the pricey side compared to other places, but the quality certainly justifies the cost.
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