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Daver77

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Took a day trip out to Hershey, PA to visit the site where some of my favorite beers are made. I wasn't surprise of how big their operation is but it did remind me just how big a player Troegs is in the craft brew industry. We didn't do the guided tour because you have to book that months in advance. Good thing they had a self guided tour in a room where you have visual access to most of their equipment.
Walking into this place you were surrounded by cool Troegs related artwork. A lot of it was Nugget Nectar inspired and done by friends of the brew brothers. There were tons of bottle cap art and sculptures that were submitted via contest entry winners. I told my wife she should definitely enter in the next one her being an artist an all.
Their merchandise shop was great so many cool T-shirts, hats and misc stuff. They also had a snack shop where the food was just great pairings with their beers. We were in for a treat because Mad Elf is the seasonal beer being served. They also had a dedicated growler filler that filled growlers all day long without any waste due to spills or foam. Check out some the pics I plan to visit again with an appointment for the guided tour.



Yeast lab


Some Fermenters


Tasting room


What better that a pretzel


More art



OK, Before I forget this thing right here is dedicated room. There are 2 open fermenters that have small tanks in front of them that catches over spilling of yeast at high Krausen. Essentially top cropping yeast for future batches. I thought this was the coolest thing I saw there. They use this chamber mostly for fermenting the one and only dream weaver.

 

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Wife and I was there two weeks ago and none of that art work you showed was there. We enjoyed the food, which does go well with the beer as you said. I know most everyone just loves the Mad Elf, but it's just doesn't do it for me. I enjoyed it better in its earlier years, it's as if they over tweaked it. It's good beer, it's just that they have so many others I enjoy more.
 
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Wife and I was there two weeks ago and none of that art work you showed was there. We enjoyed the food, which does go well with the beer as you said. I know most everyone just loves the Mad Elf, but it's just doesn't do it for me. I enjoyed it better in its earlier years, it's as if they over tweaked it. It's good beer, it's just that they have so many others I enjoy more.
While I like Mad Elf, and agree it has changed my favorites are Nugget Nectar, Dream Weaver, Dead Reckoning, Flying Moflan and Hop Back Amber!
 
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