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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cranberry Fruit Beer + Stoutzilla = new beers on tap! Get your Thanksgiving growler fills!

Just in time for Thanksgiving: Cranberry Apple Ale!  This fruit beer is made with real fruit & malted grains.  Like our other fruit beers, it's a sweeter-style fruit ale, and perfect for serving at your Thanksgiving meal!  Stop in to our tap room all weekend long, have a pint or two, and be sure to take home a growler jug full for Thanksgiving!

Also new on tap this weekend is Stoutzilla!  Full of chocolate & roasted malted grains, this dark stout is absolutely delicious!

Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery - taproom open Fridays 4-9, Saturdays 12-9, Sundays 12-5.  

Tap Room Bar at our Brewery
In our Tap Room this weekend, open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Cranberry Apple Ale - fruit beer 
  • Stoutzilla - dark stout
  • Golden Demon IPA - hoppy & bitter IPA for the hardcore IPA fans
  • Barleywine - a historic beer style! High ABV like wine, but made with barley - it's actually a beer :)
  • Galahad - English-style brown ale (supply getting low)
  • Posthaste Pale Ale - wet hopped English-style pale ale (almost gone)
  • Honey Wheat - mild & easy drinking!
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  
New Beer Release!
Cranberry Apple Ale is a fruit beer, slightly sweet & full of fruit flavor.  This beer is made with real fruit juices, combined with malted grains, to create a unique beer.  Make sure you stop in to our taproom this weekend to try some, and be sure to get a growler fill to go - it will be great at your Thanksgiving feast! 
2019 CSB Program Memberships now available!

The moment is here!  Our 2019 Community Supported Brewery (CSB) Memberships are now available for purchase!  The 2019 CSB Program will begin on January 1, 2019 and end on December 31, 2019.

How does the program work?
You receive a Punch Card with 26 Growler Fills that are prepaid at a discounted rate.  You choose between a Gold Membership (our larger 64 oz growler) or a Silver Membership (our smaller 32 oz growler).  You stop in anytime you want to get a growler fill during our open hours, and we mark it off your card.  It's a 1-year supply of beer in growler fills!  Oh, and you also receive a free glass growler with your membership.  :)   (Our email newsletter subscribers get first-dibs on a spot; we haven't announced this on Facebook yet!)

For all the details, please visit the CSB Page on our web site here.

CSB Memberships may be purchase in our online store anytime, or in our taproom during open hours. 

(Those members who are currently in our 2018 CSB Program, you have less than 2 months to finish your punch cards!  The 2018 CSB Season ends soon!)
 
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Member News

Our recipe database contains cooking ideas for all the vegetables we grow - link here.
Farm CSA Members: In your share of organic items this week:
  • Our 2018 Season has now ended!  Thank you to all our CSA Members for your support.  Our 2019 Season is now sold out.  

    Our 30-member CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture) is a membership program in which members become "shareholders" in the farm's seasonal vegetable production & receive a "share" of the farm's organic  produce for our full 22-week-long season! To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program  .  
Where to Buy our Beer:

Our beer is available for purchase at the following locations:
  • Our Taproom!  Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, located between Freeport & Lena - Visiting Info
  • Benchwarmers, Freeport, IL
  • Best Dam Bar, Durand, IL
  • JJ & Freddy's, Stockton, IL
  • Mulligans, Lena, IL 
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Pub 219, Freeport, IL
  • Rock City Tap, Rock City, IL
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Route 75 Bar & Grill, Dakota, IL
  • Royal Pub, Freeport, IL
  • This Is It Eatery, Freeport, IL
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Open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays, 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm
Tap room is located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at:
wishfulacres@gmail.com or 815-990-2380

       
  

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Lena, IL 61048

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

New IPA, 2019 Beer Memberships NOW AVAILABLE!!! Get your CSB Share!

How about a 1-year supply of beer?!!  That is what the members in our Community Supported Brewery (CSB) Program receive!  We've been running the CSB Program since we opened our brewery.  More details if you scroll down, and you can also learn more on our web site CSB page here(Our email newsletter subscribers get first-dibs on a spot; we haven't announced this on Facebook yet!)

We have a NEW IPA on tap this weekend!  Golden Demon is one of the strongest-flavored IPAs we've made yet. Nate didn't hold back with this one; it's intended for the serious IPA fans.  Golden in color, bitter, and hoppy-   87 IBUs and 5% ABV.  

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to all the members of our 2018 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program!  Last week was the final organic vegetable share of the season.  It looks as though our 2019 CSA Program is already sold-out for next year; scroll down to the CSA section for details.

Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery - taproom open Fridays 4-9, Saturdays 12-9, Sundays 12-5.  

Tap Room Bar at our Brewery
In our Tap Room this weekend, open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Golden Demon IPA - hoppy & bitter IPA for the hardcore IPA fans
  • Barleywine - a historic beer style! High ABV like wine, but made with barley - it's actually a beer :)
  • Galahad - English-style brown ale
  • Posthaste Pale Ale - wet hopped English-style pale ale (supply getting low)
  • Apple Ale - mild & fruity
  • Overcast - German-style Hefeweizen (almost gone!)
  • Honey Wheat - mild & easy drinking!
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  
New Beer Release!
Brewed with the hardcore IPA fans in mind, Golden Demon IPA is the highest IBUs India Pale Ale that we've brewed yet!  While still not completely over-the-top (we won't do that to you!), this beer does weigh in at 87 IBUs, so it is our most bitter IPA yet.  At 5% ABV, you can easily enjoy more than one!  
2019 CSB Program Memberships now available!

The moment is here!  Our 2019 Community Supported Brewery (CSB) Memberships are now available for purchase!  The 2019 CSB Program will begin on January 1, 2019 and end on December 31, 2019.

How does the program work?
You receive a Punch Card with 26 Growler Fills that are prepaid at a discounted rate.  You choose between a Gold Membership (our larger 64 oz growler) or a Silver Membership (our smaller 32 oz growler).  You stop in anytime you want to get a growler fill during our open hours, and we mark it off your card.  It's a 1-year supply of beer in growler fills!  Oh, and you also receive a free glass growler with your membership.  :)   (Our email newsletter subscribers get first-dibs on a spot; we haven't announced this on Facebook yet!)

For all the details, please visit the CSB Page on our web site here.

CSB Memberships may be purchase in our online store anytime, or in our taproom during open hours. 

(Those members who are currently in our 2018 CSB Program, you have less than 2 months to finish your punch cards!  The 2018 CSB Season ends soon!)
 
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Member News

Our recipe database contains cooking ideas for all the vegetables we grow - link here.
Farm CSA Members: In your share of organic items this week:
  • Our 2018 Season has now ended!  Thank you to all our CSA Members for your support.  At this time, it looks like our 2019 Season is already sold out.  We'll be in touch by the end of November with all of you who are on our Wait List.  If you're currently on our Wait List but didn't make it into our 2019 CSA, we'll bump you up onto the 2020 Wait List.

    Our 30-member CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture) is a membership program in which members become "shareholders" in the farm's seasonal vegetable production & receive a "share" of the farm's organic  produce for our full 22-week-long season! To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program  .  
Where to Buy our Beer:

Our beer is available for purchase at the following locations:
  • Our Taproom!  Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, located between Freeport & Lena - Visiting Info
  • Benchwarmers, Freeport, IL
  • Best Dam Bar, Durand, IL
  • JJ & Freddy's, Stockton, IL
  • Mulligans, Lena, IL 
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Pub 219, Freeport, IL
  • Rock City Tap, Rock City, IL
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Route 75 Bar & Grill, Dakota, IL
  • Royal Pub, Freeport, IL
  • This Is It Eatery, Freeport, IL
Be sure to follow Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery on facebook!  Here is a link to our facebook page
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Thank you & Best Wishes from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
Open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays, 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm
Tap room is located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at:
wishfulacres@gmail.com or 815-990-2380

       
  

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Lena, IL 61048

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Barleywine! NEW strong special beer release! Final vegetables of the season - our 10th season ends!

Barleywine!!!  Join us this weekend as we tap a very special beer, big and strong at 9% ABV.  Barleywine is a historic style of beer.  Despite the name, is not actually a wine at all..... scroll down for more details on this fascinating ancient beer style!

Farm CSA Members: Group B half-share members and Full Share members, you are scheduled to pick up your organic vegetable shares this weekend. Scroll down for details on this week's CSA items.  This is the Final pickup of the season!  Thank you for joining us for our 10th season!  :)

Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery - taproom open Fridays 4-9, Saturdays 12-9, Sundays 12-5.  

Tap Room Bar at our Brewery
In our Tap Room this weekend, open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Barleywine - as the name implies, it's a barleywine style!  :)
  • Galahad - English-style brown ale
  • CiQuencher IPA - full of citrus flavor
  • Posthaste Pale Ale - wet hopped English-style pale ale
  • Apple Ale - mild & fruity
  • Overcast - German-style Hefeweizen
  • Honey Wheat - mild & easy drinking!
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  
New Beer Release!
Join us this weekend as we tap our brand new beer, a Barleywine!  Barleywine is a historic style of beer and despite the name, it is not actually a wine at all.  Wine is a high alcohol drink produced with fruit.  Barleywine is a high alcohol drink produced with barley.  What do they have in common?  High alcohol content!  Thus the name - a barleywine is a style of beer with an alcohol content similar to a wine. 

Our Barleywine weighs in at 9% ABV.  It's strong flavored, yet definitely a beer.  Flavors of barley, toffee, and hops are noticeable, followed by the undeniable flavor of high alcohol content.  It all balances out nicely!

Due to the high alcohol content, we're only serving this beer in 6-ounce glasses (no pints).  However, you're welcome to purchase some growler fills to take home!  At home, you can responsibly share & enjoy as much as you'd like.  :)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Member News

Our recipe database contains cooking ideas for all the vegetables we grow - link here.
Farm CSA Members: In your share of organic items this week:
  • Lettuce - A beautiful bag of lettuce.  Green Simpson variety, with huge leaves, harvested from inside our solar greenhouse. 
  • Beets - A bag of fall beets!  Beets are delicious roasted, boiled, pickled, etc.  Roasting is our favorite method of eating them, but if you visit our recipe database you'll find many uses!
  • Hakurei -  Hakurei are a Japanese root vegetable.  We refer to them as "mild Japanese radishes", but they are actually classified as "salad turnips".  Typically eaten raw, they are delicious with dips, on salads, etc.
  • Radishes- A mixed bag of several varieties of fall radishes.  The green tops are beautiful this time of year, and are also edible!
  • Pac Choi / Bok Choy - a bag of big leaves, great stir fried. Often used in Lo Mein, Stir Fry, Asian Soups, etc.   Also included in this bag with your Pac Choi is  Komatsuna & Tokyo Bekana. Use all of these leaves the same way, they are great in a simple stir fry!
  • Asian Greens-  a bag of mixed Asian greens, great for eating raw or lightly stir frying. You could combine these greens with your pac choi /  bok choy into one big stir fry!  This mix includes Mizuina, Tat Soi, and Scarlet Frills.  A slightly spicy bite in these greens!
  • Kale-  fall kale!  Try a kale salad, soup, or kale chips! Lots of ideas on our recipe page.
  • Arugula- fall arugula! This Italian salad green is delicious mixed into salads, or chopped & sprinkled raw onto cooked pizza & pasta 
  • Garlic -  3 bulbs of our German-variety garlic
Need recipe ideas for the items in your share? Here is a link to the Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery recipe database, with cooking ideas for everything we grow here: http://all-natural-mama.blogspot.com/2015/03/recipes-by-vegetable-type.html   

Our 30-member CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture) is a membership program in which members become "shareholders" in the farm's seasonal vegetable production & receive a "share" of the farm's organic  produce for our full 22-week-long season! To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program  .  
Where to Buy our Beer:

Our beer is available for purchase at the following locations:
  • Our Taproom!  Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, located between Freeport & Lena - Visiting Info
  • Benchwarmers, Freeport, IL
  • Best Dam Bar, Durand, IL
  • JJ & Freddy's, Stockton, IL
  • Mulligans, Lena, IL 
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Pub 219, Freeport, IL
  • Rock City Tap, Rock City, IL
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Route 75 Bar & Grill, Dakota, IL
  • Royal Pub, Freeport, IL
  • This Is It Eatery, Freeport, IL
Be sure to follow Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery on facebook!  Here is a link to our facebook page
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Thank you & Best Wishes from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
Open Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays, 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm
Tap room is located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at:
wishfulacres@gmail.com or 815-990-2380

       
  

Copyright © 2018 Wishful Acres Farm, All rights reserved.

You are receiving this email because you signed up at a farmers market, opted in at our website, or participated in a program with our family farm.

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4679 N Flansburg Rd, Lena, IL, United States
Lena, IL 61048

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