I didn't want to love the new (1 year old) location, having been a huge fan of the tiny original place...but I do love it. All the things about the original are still there...great staff, great brews, great information/tours, and great atmosphere...and now, there is the added diversity of out-of-towners. While I didn't visit while the park was open (stay away from restaurants etc in Hershey during the park season), I have been almost weekly since the park closed and have enjoyed conversations with people in Hershey for vacation or for business each time. As a single person, I don't visit bars much, but I feel very comfortable at the bar at Troeg's and have always found the others at the bar friendly and approachable. Troeg's is the one place I'm always sure to take out of town guests and they always ask to return whenever they come back to the area.
A brewery brings people together that value the quality and freshness of the brews and Troeg's delivers on that. The food at Troeg's does too. The food service is separate from the bar (though you can put both on a running tab at the bar) and is self-serve. Everything I've sampled was very good (especially the pork belly) and priced about the same as it would be in any good non-chain restaurant in the area. If I had one suggestion for the food, it might be to offer a few things either as low-cost specials or to offer "happy hour" specials.
I'm a big fan of Chris and John and what they've done, not only brewing a quality product, but in building and growing a very successful business without sacrificing any of the "good stuff".
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November 27, 2012
Thanks so much for the positive remarks and in-depth review! I'm glad to hear you are enjoying the new facility in Hershey. Also, thanks for your comments regarding the Snack Bar. I will definitely pass them along to our Tasting Room manager to share with her staff. Hope to see you again soon, and thanks for your continued support of Tröegs. Cheers!
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