Huge place, an old warehouse, with bus parking out front. Very clean, friendly and efficient staff make up for the fairly industrial interior. Huge gift shop, massive tasting area. You can do a self-guided or person-guided tour. I chose the self-guided tour of the tasting room. Worth visiting.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | September 29, 2007| Updated April 20, 2013
Great place, but I wish they had better hours. Closing at 5pm on weekdays makes it difficult to visit. But I did end up visiting this past Friday, and I was fairly impressed. I like the location set a little off from town, I like the building, and the way the taproom/giftshop is set up, a little like Great Divide, where locals and friends of the brewery seem to hang out and drink in the afternoon. So I visited on the day that Scratch 4 was released, and got to try it on tap, and it was pretty darn good. Picked up a case, talked up some of the Troegs folks, and left feeling like more of a fan of this brewery than I had been before. I’m more likely now to seek out and try new and rare Troegs beer, simply because I like the way they operate.
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.
Troegs new facility in Hershey is a quick jaunt off the interstate that is worthy of a visit. The tap room is very large and open with brewing equipment behind the bar. There were 5 beers on, including one Scratch series. I tried the food, which is pre-made sandwiches, and they were good, but nothing special. There is a self-guided tour available and a large gift shop where you can mix and match singles, though do not expect to find any Scratch beers.
I visited on a Saturday and the tasting room was packed. Apparently the tasting room is almost ways packed on Saturday. They had six taps including a scratch beer which is experimental in nature and only available at Troegs. The service was as good as it could be considering they had more people in the room then it’s comfortably designed to handle. The pint prices were average but the freshness of the beer more than makes up for it. The sixes prices are what you’d expect to pay at a PA bar but the cases were more reasonably priced. I would have loved to have taken a tour of the brewery but there were no spots left. The prices in the gift shop were fairly reasonable as well. I can’t wait for the new brewery to open in Hershey this summer. I’ll definitely revisit then.
Braudog (901) Yorktown, Virginia | July 30, 2005| Updated October 1, 2014
Visited the new Hershey location in Sept 2014. Wow, how they’ve grown. Glitzy and touristy, this place is cavernous and fun. Thanks for good beers!
Old comments from Harrisburg location, circa 2000. Troegs beers rock! The little tasting room at the brewery is impressively adorned with collectables. Only been once, but I shall return!
I finally got to the new brewery. I do prefer the ambience of the old location but this place is very, very nice. Very large and open. The main space features a huge bar, huge seating area featuring the longest table I have ever seen and a huge patio area. They could fit hundreds in here quite comfortably. the brewing equipment is behind the bar. There is a food menu and it looked to be stocked with higher end items, but I had just eaten so I didn’t partake. All of the staff were really friendly, including both bartenders and the guy in the shop (which is separate and includes swag and beer to go). 12 beers were on tap, and I had 3 four ounce samples of Scratch beers for 5 bucks. There is a walk through self-guided brewery tour which looked pretty basic, so I didn’t partake, but it does look like it would be good for people new to breweries. In fact, this whole place is. Plenty of parking and located RIGHT next to Hershey Park in case getting hammered and the riding roller coasters is your thing. Overall, well worth the visit. My review for the old location is below.
NOTE: This review is for the old location in Harrisburg. Big commercial brewery with a tap room attached. The large tap room had a nice ambience, as did the well appointed gift shop attached. Samplers are available as well as growler flls, pints and bottles to go. Prices are a bit expensive though cases can be had for a nice discount. Nice people. Decent parking. And most importantly, the beer is tasty. Definitely a nice stop. Score 5/7/13/NA/5/16
Brand new location next to the Hershey factory and Hershey amusement park. Massive interior space, huge gift shop, a giant bar with all of their main beers on tap plus some random Scratch beers on tap and Splinter Gold bottles for on site consumption only. Ample parking. Service for beer was extremely quick and efficient. Flights are properly marked on a spill proof tray. Lots of attention to detail here. There is a snack bar separate from your bar tab to get some small plates or real meals. They have some delicious pork belly and poached egg, oyster poboys, and more. Impressive menu. Prices are very cheap for what was given. My only qualm was that there were not more one-offs on tap.
The new brewery is very impressive, like the tasting room. Troegs is one of my favorite beers and they have one of the best beer T-shirt selection in the US. For sure the No.1 landmark in Harrisburg/Hershey.
2015-03-06. This place is huge, like basketball arena big. I had pictured a tiny little snack bar in the corner. When we arrived on a Friday night there were guys directing traffic in the large but still too small parking lot due to the crowds. The bar has a solid selection of Troeg’s products including a few brewery only release on tap and in bottles. We ended up standing at a table with no chairs. You can walk down the hall for a self directed tour as well. Worth a stop. The bottle shop had a decent selection as well but for some weird reason it was cheaper to buy four bottles than two, and they wouldn’t let me mix the four pack, and not quite laughed at me for asking. I ended up paying a premium just because we didn’t have room in the car/our customs allowance for more. Stupid.