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.
I had no idea this place would be so huge. I really mean huge, but very smart as I always felt welcome and service was great. Selection if freakin huge. We didn’t eat. Prices were great and I would happily come back again and again.
This place is pretty cool. There is a great atmosphere when you get inside. It’s big and open like a cafeteria. There is a pretty good selection of taps (12 on this particular day) and a pretty decent bottle selection. At the bar. We didn’t stop for food, since we were in a hurry, but the staff was friendly and helpful, and it was a great time!
Large brewpub with plenty of space, helpful staff, large selection of beer, good food menu, and the flight of 6 was only $8. I expected some better beer, but it’s a good place if you don’t expect the world.
Stopped by on the way through Philly, 5/2/2016. Nice open space and outdoor seating near the Hershey Park. For a Monday night, the place filled up fast. Took the self-guided tour and walked around the brewery. Sat down and sooner than I could sit, the waiter showed up and was spot on with recommendations for beer and food. Went up to the concession stand and got some outstanding food. I have not seen anything like this in a brewery before. Pickled selections were top notch. Beer was pretty good. Definitely worth a stop if in the area.
3-01-2013 - A nice souvenir area, large tasting room, bar and table seating. Did not order any food. They open at 11a.m. and there were already 15 customers at the bar. They have at this time six (6) year-round beers available and one seasonal. A brewery worth stopping at.
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.