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Hershey-Based Tröegs Independent Brewing last month broke ground on a planned 15,000 square-foot expansion, the brewery announced in mid-March.
The Tröegs addition, expected for a fall 2022 completion, will mostly consist of a new state-of-the-art canning line as an extension of the brewery’s existing packaging hall. Plans also call for an increase in the brewery’s parking to accommodate its ever-growing tour business.
“The new line will allow for separate bottling and canning,” Chris Trogner, a Tröegs co-founder, said in a prepared statement. “It’ll increase our canned beer’s production speed, capacity, and quality. And we’ll also have the ability to work on some new packaging options.”
Other elements of the expansion, geared toward the guest experience, include a tasting room and adjacent patio, and a beer garden serving, well, beer, as well as scratch-made eats.
“We’ve been under construction for 25 years,” John Trogner, the company’s head brewmaster, said. “That’s what we love to do — continuously improve and expand. We’re always thinking about what we can do in the next year, five years, and 20 years to improve the brewery.”
Founded in Pennsylvania in 1997 by brothers John and Chris Trogner, Tröegs is most known for its Perpetual IPA, the “best-selling” IPA in Pennsylvania, according to the company’s website. Tröegs has also been named as having the “Best Brewery Tour in America.”