After receiving news from TrÃ¶egs Brewery (Hershey, PA) regarding a few expansion items coming to the brewery, Beer Street Journal got to chat with the crew and get a feel for what is going on. According to statements from brewery manager Ed Yashinsky, TrÃ¶egs has been under constant construction since their inception in 1997. They are currently at capacity. Here is the rundown of changes:
– This year we are automating our packaging line, installing two new bottling lines
– 6 new fermentation tanks by Summer, 2013
– 2 Smaller Fermenters for “Scratch Beer Series”
– 4 (300 Barrels) for year round beers
– New automated bottling line for 750ml or 325 ml corked & caged bottles.
– Small bottle filler will give the option to do test bottle runs, like barrel aged beers.
With the installation of these tanks, the building will be full – no more fermentation space under the current roof. Next stop will be fermenters outside the building, or a potential addition to the current building.
Second location? The thought has come up, but no immediate need. Troegs did admit the have shopped around for another building around Hershey.
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