Visited 11.5.16 in the morning. One of the most enjoyable taprooms/ breweries we have visited. A big facility with a huge souvenir room, brewery tour which we didn’t take and a vast taproom/ canteen. We sat by the bar, were served by a knowledgeable person. There are flights and there are experimental, brewery-only taps that were extremely interesting to taste. Food was basic but did the job. Wish we had more time to spend there.
Excellent place to visit and enjoy good beer. Everything is about the beer -- food is to support but was also of very good quality with a deliberately limited kitchen (Order at the counter). Service was excellent and everyone was friendly. Draft selection also very good -- all of the regulars with 5 Scratch taps + seasonals. Only problem I had was that I couldn’t stay longer. A place for people who enjoy beer. If you don’t like this place you shouldn’t be on ratebeer.
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.
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.
Did the paid tour with samples. Tour guide was very informative and entertaining. The brewery is crazy well laid out for touring, both self and guided. Very impressed. In the large bar/food area ordered the giant pretzel (do it!) and some pints. Very great experience, wish we had this here. Keep it up Troegs!
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.