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.
Visited early evening on a very busy Friday in March 2015. Traffic was being directed in the parking lot, so that was our first clue. We stood at a tall table and tried two brews (eventually, it was a long queue but they had a system), which were tasty. Can walk around on a self-guided tour of the brewery, but it's just a hallway compared to the entire enormous facility. Crazy busy but worth a stop in. Would return if nearby again. Odd rules for the bottles, must be an American thing. (4/7/12/NA/8/15) 76
Giant handsome facility in Hersey. Dropped wife and kid at gardens and me and the pooch headed here. Dogs allowed only on biergarten but since here at odd time only way to get beer is inside and a ways away so logistically tough as a solo. Decent selection and reasonably priced. I didn't get food but menu seemed decent enough. Obvious spot if in Hersey.
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.
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.