The brewery is only one part of the Tröegs community. We also support local vendors, producers and causes we believe in; these groups are more than partners, they are friends, and collectively we can work together to make Central Pennsylvania flourish.
Our hop selection team led by John Trogner took a leisurely drive to Sunny Brae Hops, a small farm nestled in rural Carlisle, PA. The goal for the day involved planting two acres of Cascade, Chinook, Comet, and Nugget hops to be used for future Scratch Beer releases.
It's cherry harvest time in PA, and we spent the morning picking - and tasting - sour cherries for Wild Elf at Peter's Orchards in Gardners, PA. Our new foeders have been waiting patiently back at the brewery for quite some time!
Tröegs Brewing Company prides itself in partnering with local charitable organizations through donations of not only its hand-crafted beer and other brewery merchandise, but also valuable time and monetary support. Brothers Chris and John Trogner, owners of Tröegs, are natives of Central PA and endeavor to make a positive impact on the local community. With such close ties to the surrounding area, our brewery tends to focus on initiatives that impact our community directly. Some organizations and events we partner with include:
We partnered with Hershey Volunteer Fire Department to develop a Scratch Beer called Red Steam Common Ale. This "steam" beer echoes back to our first Scratch Beer brewed in 2007. The beer began to take shape after a discussion between John Trogner and a few volunteer firefighters who dabble in homebrewing. Several firefighters acted as brewing assistants delivering an "emergency" supply of hops via fire fire truck to add to the brew kettle.
On October 17, more than 1100 runners participated in the 2nd annual Tröegs Hop Dash. The 5K race navigated runners through downtown Harrisburg and around the Capitol complex. Participants were encouraged to dress up in their best Tröegs-inspired customer to win prizes. Afterwards, runners were treated to Tröegs beer in celebration of more than $60,000 raised for the East Shore YMCA.
While there are indeed countless worthy causes, it is impossible to help them all. Due to the volume of requests we receive on a daily basis, we unfortunately must limit our resources. These are organizations that Tröegs and its coworkers hold closest to heart. With that in mind, we have established the following guidelines when considering the eligibility of organizations seeking donations or monetary contributions.