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Tröegs Independent Brewing

Tröegs Independent Brewing
Tröegs Independent Brewing

On Tap

Art of Tröegs Contest

It’s your turn to get in on the art! Our annual Art of Tröegs Contest has been happening for more than a decade now, and each year, it gets bigger and better. The challenge is simple: Create a piece of art inspired by Tröegs. It can be flat. It can be 3-dimensional. It can be a sculpture or a song. It can be anything you dream up, as long as it has a Tröegs twist. The winner will get $500 and be the star of the Art of Tröegs Gallery above the Splinter Cellar of our Hershey brewery!

Learn more at

Tröegs nomimated for Best Brewery Tour

According to USA Today, our Guided Brewery Tour is one of the best in the country! Help Tröegs claim the honor of “Best Brewery Tour” in the U.S. by voting every day through March 19.


Farmette at a glance:

ABV – 6.5%
Oak – French, Hungarian
Yeast – French Saison
Fermentation – Brett, Lacto

We taste: tart citrus rind, spring rain, subtle clove

New Splinter Beer Release!

Some call them trophies or grails or white whales. We call them Splinter beers.

Available now! Farmette joins our family of wood-aged beers as part of our Splinter Series beers.

A spell on oak with our house culture – a wayward mix of microflora we’ve been cultivating since our very first foray into wild fermentation – transformed this saison into something altogether unexpected. The wood tempers the traditional notes of clove and pepper, making way for layers of woodsy earthiness and lemon tang. 

Farmette is available in 12.7oz. cork & cage bottles exclusively at the brewery in our General Store (take-out) and Tasting Room (on-premise consumption).

Splinter on the horizon

Coming March 22Blackberry Tizzy
One day, we muddled some fresh blackberries with brown sugar, lemon juice and bourbon. “Mmm,” we thought. “This should be a beer.” Blackberry Tizzy is that spirited daydream come true. Sour fermentation tempers the juicy blackberries with a touch of tartness, and a spell in bourbon barrels delivers ripples of oak and toasted coconut.
Blackberry Tizzy will be available in 12.7oz. cork & cage bottles exclusively at the brewery in our General Store (take-out) and Tasting Room (on-premise consumption).

Scratch Beer Roundup

We’ve got lots going on with our Scratch Series this month! Scratch #320 is our latest effort to bring body to a lower-alcohol IPA without compromising aroma or flavor. With a winning combination of Azacca, Centennial, Chinook, and Comet hops, we upped the amount of unfermentable sugars even more for additional silkiness and smooth texture. 
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 40
We taste: juicy pineapple, grapefruit, hints of pine
Availability: draft & growler fills only

The impetus of Scratch #319 comes from one of our brewer’s homebrew recipes for a traditional German-style Festbier, or “Märzen” (German for “March”) lager. Brewed using a conventional technique of boiling the mash to introduce robust caramel flavors, our take on this timeless style is full-bodied and rich with plenty of toasty and sweet malty goodness you’d expect to find in a Fest lager.
ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 19
We taste: caramel, toasted bread, dried stone fruit
Availability: draft & growler fills only

Walking the fields during hop harvest, we were captivated by an intensely citrusy row called “Lemondrop.” Scratch #318 continues our focus on this lively hop boasting notes of lemon rind. For this version, we dropped the Caliente hops to allow tried-and-true Centennial to deliver some good old-fashioned citrus and intensify the lemon character. This is the latest of a few Double IPAs we plan to brew with Lemondrop to see how different malts and hops bring out its subtleties.
ABV: 9.9%
IBU: 52
We taste: juicy lemon, green tea, ripe melon
Availability: draft & growler fills only

For Scratch #316, our latest take on a boysenberry gose, we upped the fruit character and tartness with more boysenberries — a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry. The blackberry notes add a deep red grape-like juiciness, while the raspberry character adds a sweet-and-tangy pop. A hint of salt adds texture and helps pull through the berry goodness.
ABV: 4.5%
IBU: 7
We taste: sweet-tart jam, wildflowers, citrus
Availability: draft & growler fills only

Not too long ago, we got a taste of some two-row barley grown about a half hour away in Mount Joy. It wasn’t just local, it was amazing, and we hatched a plan to brew a PA-centric take on our cult classic Troegenator. The combination of Double Eagle’s barley and caramel rye gives “PA Nator” a deep, port-like maltiness and chewy body, and Cascade hops from Sunny Brae in Carlisle add subtle pine notes.
ABV: 8.2%
IBU: 31
We taste: rye bread, raisin, caramel
Availability: draft & growler fills only

Scratch #311 celebrates “Metal Brewer,” our Tröegs co-worker homebrew competition. Last year’s winning recipe, a Sangria-inspired IPA highlighting the Amarillo hop, wowed judges and attendees alike with its mélange of fresh fruit, maraschino cherries soaked in spiced rum, and toasted oak spirals saturated with Carménère, a dry red Chilean wine. Heavy-handed hopping with Amarillo provides an explosive grapefruit conclusion to this refreshing, fruity IPA.
ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 84
We taste: citrus zest, fruit cocktail, vanilla, hint of spiced rum
Availability: draft & growler fills only

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