Troegs was AWESOME. They just moved into a new, bigger facility right outside of Hershey Park! We made our way over in the early afternoon on the Saturday of our road trip. There were a lot of people there, but the brewery was so big that it didn't feel overcrowded. As soon as we enter, we headed straight to the self-guided brewery tour. This is something neat that I haven't experienced at any other brewery that I've visited. Instead of a group tour with a tour guide walking you around the facilities, you were free to roam wherever you wanted along a path and read all the signs outlining the different parts of the brewing process. It was relaxed and pretty cool.
After we roamed around the brewery for a bit, we headed into the tasting room/bar area. Of course, to drink some beer! We each got a pint and decided to roam around the brewery again, this time beers in hand! The whole atmosphere and environment of this brewery was so inviting and relaxing. It was very awesome.
After we finished our pints, we headed back to the tasting room and decided to try out the 5 beer sampler. Obviously. The sampler gave 5 tastes of Troegs' most popular year round beers. It was delicious.
We spent a decent amount of the afternoon just hanging out at the brewery and sipping on some tasty beers. They even had some food options to munch on, but we were too full from lunch and lots of chocolate to indulge, unfortunately.
Along with the self-guided brewery tour and awesome tasting room, Troegs also had a huge gift shop full of shirts, glasses, hats, and pretty much anything else you can think of. While we didn't end up buying anything, I did find a shirt for our future child. (NO, I'm not pregnant!)
Our future child WILL own this. Troegs Brewing Company was definitely one of the coolest breweries we've been to. I can't say enough awesome things about the atmosphere and overall feel of the place. It was the perfect laid-back afternoon, indulging in some great beers. We will definitely be back! Hopefully next time, in the summer so we can sit outside on their awesome porch!