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.
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.
What a way to spend the day. Drop the kids off at Hershey Park and then you can run a couple miles up the street to have a beer. Very large tasting and eating room. Warehouse size. You can go on a guided tour of the brewery or just look at everything through the glass windows. Part of the brewery tour goes over your head in the tasting room. Decent sized gift shop. I enjoyed my visit and if you are anywhere within a 100 miles of it you should make a point to visit.
A regular stop whenever we are in the Harrisburg/Hershey area. Biergarten-like atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Cafe area off to one side of the large bar (where they will page you when your order is ready) that features sandwiches and entree’s. Beer selection included many of their year round brews as well as their scratch series that is always changing. Brewery tours and a large gift shop round out the experience. Nice people, too.
Art (131) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March 29, 2015
Stopped by to see friends on the way back to Pittsburgh over Christmas. Place was packed but still manageable. Very new industrial feel. All the standard stuff with a few special beers to order. Food was decent as well.