|Turkey Hill Brewing Company
991 Central Road | Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Turkey Hill Brewing Company is a microbrewery located just off Interstate 80 in Bloomsburg, PA. The pub and grille offer superbly-made beers, quality dishes made with local ingredients, and opportunities for a cozy weekend away from home.
Brewmaster Donny Abraczinskas started brewing over 25 years ago. For him brewing is both an art and a science, as well as his deep passion. When not brewing at Turkey Hill Brewing Company, Abraczinskas works as a Christmas tree grower, a business that has been part of his family for over a century.
Every Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Donny Abraczinskas is on hand for Meet the Brewer Tuesdays. Visitors can enjoy a free beer pairing and talk with the man behind the creations. Each week a specific beer style is highlighted and paired with a variety of cheeses, smoked or cured meats, nuts, or other seasonal accompaniments.
During our visit, this impressive list of unique and delicious brews was on tap:
- Barn Dance Blonde Ale – 4.5% ABV German Kölsch with subtle malt and hop characters
- DortMoose Exchange Dortmunder – 5.3% ABV malt forward Northern German Pale Lager
- Bamboozled in Bruges Belgian Blonde Ale – 6.3% ABV slightly spicy Belgian with subtle hops
- Urban Abbey Apricot Wheat – 4.6% ABV traditional ale with apricots
- Samuel Bloom Brown Ale – 4.7% ABV malty beer dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings hops
- Winter Solstice Saison – 6.7% ABV Saison with orange blossom honey and orange zest
- Fort Wheeler’s Stronghold Ale – 8.2% ABV full-bodied Belgian Strong Ale with subtle sweetness
- Revelation Pale Ale – 5.3% ABV American Pale Ale with citrus flavors
- Journeyman India Pale Ale – 7.2% ABV balanced IPA with floral and herbal notes
- Fog & Flame Espresso Dry Stout – 4.8% ABV creamy stout infused with espresso from Fog & Flame; served on nitrogen
Revelation Pale Ale was available on cask fresh-hopped with Amarillo hops. Lightstreet Porter was also available on cask with cocoa nibs. The current Abandoned Sour Series offering was Sour Kölsch, offering a vanilla nose, lactobacillus bacteria, subtle sweetness with sour and tart flavors.
I enjoyed several brews that evening (and truly loved each and every one), but the standout for me was the Fog & Flame Espresso Dry Stout. The stout was smooth, creamy, and satisfying. The espresso flavor was fresh and delicious.
A sampler of 6 house chosen beers is available for $8.95. Most beers come in 10- or 16-ounce pours, with some beers sold in 13-ounce goblets.
The restaurant at the brewery offers up some delicious dishes that pair perfectly with the brews. Start off with the Buffalo Chicken Dip, Roasted Eggplant and Bean Spread, or Nachos Waldo (which are topped with beer infused queso). Try a burger made with Forks Farm Grass Fed Beef or a satisfying entree like Shepherd’s Pie, Thai Vegetarian Stir Fry, or one of the house specialties Chicken Osso Bucco or Pork Shank.
Make it an entire weekend and stay at The Inn at Turkey Hill. Just steps from the brewery, the Bed and Breakfast meets country inn is comfortable and tasteful, offering 23 private rooms. Guests at the inn can call ahead to the brewpub for dinner, and the staff will call the room when a table is ready. A fine dining restaurant is also located at the inn, and the deluxe continental breakfast makes it easy to wake up in the morning.