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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ahoy- Pirate Fest!, New Lemonhead Beer, 1 Year Anniversary, plus more Brew & Farm News!  

We have a NEW beer on tap this weekend, which was unveiled at last Saturday's Pretzel City Brewfest in Freeport, and it won 3rd place for Best Beer - selected out of over 100 beers!  Called "Lemonhead", this beer is a light, mild wheat ale brewed with Lemonheads candy!  A mild, lemon beer - perfect for drinking this weekend, with temperatures topping out around 90* all weekend long!

In other brewery news, we're celebrating "Talk Like a Pirate Day" this Friday by releasing a couple of rum-barrel aged kegs..... scroll down for more details, you don't want to miss this one!

 
In Farm News, this week Group A of the half-CSA members, and the full-CSA members, you can pick up your shares anytime during our open hours this weekend!   Also, CSA Members, our Apples & Peaches are ripe and ready to pick in our orchard (just to the left of our barn)!  CSA Members are welcome to u-pick some of these fruits while you're here picking up your veggie share - our u-pick fruit is a CSA member benefit! :)  CSA members, there are some new, unique vegetables in your shares again this week, please be sure to scroll down to the CSA section, where I've included brief descriptions of the new veggies.

Visit our Taproom & Store!!!  Now Open - Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more: www.WishfulAcresFarm.com.   
Tap Room & Store
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:
  • starting Friday, and maybe Saturday if there is any left - 2 kegs of rum-barrel aged beer - one of "Mermaid Tears" (rum-barrel aged Unicorn Tears), and one of "Rummy Stout" (rum-barrel aged Stoutzilla)
  • Also on tap all weekend:
  • Lemonhead - NEW - mild wheat beer brewed with Lemonheads candy
  • Cherry Wheat Ale - mild fruit beer
  • Jack-O-Java - Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale
  • Sabertooth Cupid IPA - relatively mild, made with unique fruity hops
  • Stoutzilla - chocolate stout
  • Unicorn Tears - Our unique copper-colored ale.
  • Honey Wheat Ale - Mild & very drinkable
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  
PIRATE CELEBRATION this Friday!
*Ahoy mateys*! Yarrrr, September 19 'twas International "Talk Like a Pirate Day"! We be celebratin' by bustin' out da rum barrel aged beer! Dis Friday 4-9 we be tappin' a couple kegs o' rum barrel aged beer! Cruise yer ships out ta Wishful Acres dis Friday, we be supplyin' da pirate eye patches, and Nate be rollin' da pirate jokes all night! (Don't be frettin', da rest o' our regular craft beer menu & mateys root beer be tappin' too). Yarrrrr, we be seein' ya Friday!!!!
1 Year Anniversary Celebration!!!

We'll be celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of our opening on September 29, 30, and October 1, with events all weekend long!  Mark your calendars now:

- Friday, September 29 - First tapping of our "Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout" - we brewed this dark, strong Imperial Stout last winter, and aged it in a Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel for over 6 months!  This beer is delicious, and strong - a whopping 12% ABV, and full of flavor!  We'll be tapping it on Friday and serving it up all weekend long!

- Saturday, September 30 - Our friend Sean Huguenin will be playing an acoustic set of classic rock -(especially 80s heavy rock) from 12-2 pm and again 7-8 pm  here in the brewery!  An awesome musician and a great guy, we hope you'll be able to stop out to listen to Sean's music set.

- Sunday, October 1 - Oktoberfest Celebration - The final Bratwurst grill out of the year!  Join us for our final "Beer & Brats" grill out from 12-5... the only one of the year that can be enjoyed with a glass of our Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout!  We'll have Oktoberfest music playing, brats grilling, and our craft beer menu available.

Thanks so much to all of you for your awesome support of our small brewery, it's been an awesome journey so far!
 
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

CSA farm members, you may pick up your vegetables anytime during our open hours this weekend, Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5.  In this week's veggie share:
  • Acorn Winter Squash - cream-colored heirloom variety
  • Tokyo Bekana - Don't be afraid of this enormous, beautiful, head of Tokyo Bekana!  This is an "Asian Green", the mildest flavored of the many Asian greens grown here.  This particular Asian green is delicious chopped raw in a salad, or lightly sauteed with soy sauce for an Asian dish
  • Arugula - Italian salad green with a delicious peppery flavor
  • Broccoli
  • Cilantro
  • Tomatoes, red, orange "Moonglow" heirloom, yellow "Peach" heirloom
  • Sweet Peppers - mix of green, yellow, or purple!
  • Hot Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Summer Squash - yellow zucchini & yellow patty pan
  • Garlic
  • Optional extra items: u-pick apples & peaches from our apple & peach trees, located just to the left of our brewery entrance.  This is a CSA member benefit.
RECIPES!!!  Need ideas for items in your share this week? For a long list of recipes for every vegetable & herb that we grow, we put together this recipe list!  You can visit our Wishful Acres Recipe List by Vegetable 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 30-week-long season! 2017 CSA is now open for enrollment.  To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program  .  
CSA Program is SOLD OUT for 2017, Thank you!
CSB Members (Community Supported Brewery)
Available for your CSB Growler Fills this weekend:
  • rum-barrel aged (Friday)
  • Lemonhead
  • Jack-O-Java
  • Sabertooth Cupid IPA
  • Stoutzilla
  • Cherry Wheat
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Honey Wheat

Our "Beer Share", aka CSB Program (Community Supported Brewery) is an ongoing membership program that offers members a 1-year supply of growler fills of our beer, plus more benefits.  Info: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csb-program .  CSB is SOLD OUT until Fall 2017, Thank you!!!
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
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Benchwarmers bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL
  • The Cove Bar & Grill, Apple River, IL 
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL 
  • Royal Liquor, Freeport, IL 
  • Logan's Bar & Grill, Freeport, IL
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Eilerts, Freeport, IL
Be sure to follow Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery on facebook!  Here is a link to our facebook page
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Tap room & store 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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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Jack-O-Java Pumpkin Beer is BACK, Freeport Brewfest SNEAK PEEK, plus more Brew & Farm News!

Jack-O-Java, our Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale, is BACK!!!  On tap this weekend here at our brewery, this special beer is brewed here each fall, using pumpkins grown right here on our farm!  This Amber-colored beer is also made with pumpkin pie spices, and spiked with gourmet pumpkin spice coffee.  This unique pumpkin beer won an award at last year's Pretzel City Brewfest in Freeport!  Speaking of Pretzel City Brewfest, it's this Saturday, Sep 16!  Want to know what we're pouring (SPOILER ALERT- we're bringing lots of new beers!), and what special release beers we'll have (hint, Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout)?  Scroll down this newsletter to see exactly what we'll have On Tap at the Pretzel City Brewfest!!!  (No fear, Our tap room will also be open during the brewfest! We're splitting up, just for Saturday :), with Nate pouring at the Brewfest, and me (Penny) pouring at our taproom!)
 
In Farm News, this week Group B of the half-CSA members, and the full-CSA members, you can pick up your shares anytime during our open hours this weekend!   Also, CSA Members, our Apples & Peaches are ripe and ready to pick in our orchard (just to the left of our barn)!  CSA Members are welcome to u-pick some of these fruits while you're here picking up your veggie share - our u-pick fruit is a CSA member benefit! :)  CSA members, there are some new, unique vegetables in your shares this week, please be sure to scroll down to the CSA section, where I've included brief descriptions of the new veggies.

Visit our Taproom & Store!!!  Now Open - Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 p m, and Sundays 12-5 pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more: www.WishfulAcresFarm.com.   
Tap Room & Store
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:
  • Jack-O-Java - Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale
  • Sabertooth Cupid IPA - relatively mild, made with unique fruity hops
  • Stoutzilla - chocolate stout
  • Belgian Dreams - Belgian-style dark amber ale
  • Berry Wheat Ale - this favorite fruit beer is back on tap!
  • Unicorn Tears - Our unique copper-colored ale.
  • Honey Wheat Ale - Mild & very drinkable
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  
Jack-O-Java, our Pumpkin Coffee Spice amber ale, is BACK ON TAP starting this Friday at our brewery taproom!  Made with pumpkins grown right here on our farm, and spiced with pumpkin pie spices, then spiked with gourmet Pumpkin Spice coffee!  We only brew this beer in the fall, and we hope you enjoy it while it's here!  6% ABV (we've mellowed this batch, it's has less ABV than last year's batch!)
It's BREWFEST Time!  Visit our booth, try some beer, say HI to Nate!
SPOILER ALERT!!!  Here is what we're bringing to the Freeport, IL Pretzel City Brewfest!!!

1. JACK-O-JAVA - Pumpkin Coffee Spice Amber ale made with organic pumpkins grown right here at our farm!

2. LEMONHEAD - Mild wheat beer brewed with Lemonheads candy! 

3. SABERTOOTH CUPID I.P.A. - Mild IPA made with citrus & peach flavored hops

4. UNICORN TEARS - Unique Amber ale made with rare New Zealand hops

***SPECIAL RELEASES***

*2:30pm - VLADIMIR- Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout, 12% ABV. We're only bringing 1 keg, the rest of this stout will be released in our taproom during our 1 yr anniversary (Sep 29, 30, Oct 1).

*3:30pm - INTERGALACTIC- A malty, dark amber ale brewed with "Galaxy" and "Comet" hops

*4:30pm - HOPS INFUSER TIME! We'll be serving our Sabertooth IPA through a fresh hops INFUSER (aka Randall), right into your glass.

Hope to see you at the Pretzel City Brewfest!
1 Year Anniversary Celebration!!!

We'll be celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of our opening on September 29, 30, and October 1, with events all weekend long!  Mark your calendars now:

- Friday, September 29 - First tapping of our "Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout" - we brewed this dark, strong Imperial Stout last winter, and aged it in a Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel for over 6 months!  This beer is delicious, and strong - a whopping 12% ABV, and full of flavor!  We'll be tapping it on Friday and serving it up all weekend long!

- Saturday, September 30 - Our friend Sean Huguenin will be playing an acoustic set of classic rock -(especially 80s heavy rock) from 12-2 pm and again 7-8 pm  here in the brewery!  An awesome musician and a great guy, we hope you'll be able to stop out to listen to Sean's music set.

- Sunday, October 1 - Oktoberfest Celebration - The final Bratwurst grill out of the year!  Join us for our final "Beer & Brats" grill out from 12-5... the only one of the year that can be enjoyed with a glass of our Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout!  We'll have Oktoberfest music playing, brats grilling, and our craft beer menu available.

Thanks so much to all of you for your awesome support of our small brewery, it's been an awesome journey so far!
 
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

CSA farm members, you may pick up your vegetables anytime during our open hours this weekend, Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5.  In this week's veggie share:
  • Tokyo Bekana - So big it won't fit into our CSA bags!  Don't be afraid of this enormous, beautiful, head of Tokyo Bekana!  This is an "Asian Green", the mildest flavored of the many Asian greens grown here.  This particular Asian green is delicious chopped raw in a salad, or lightly sauteed with soy sauce for an Asian dish
  • Arugula - Italian salad green with a delicious peppery flavor
  • Eggplant - Asian variety, smaller & skinnier than the traditional Italian variety. Great to use with your squash, tomatoes, and peppers in a "Ratatouille" recipe!
  • Broccoli
  • Cilantro
  • Tomatoes, yellow Peach (heirloom)
  • Tomatoes, orange Moonglow (heirloom)
  • Tomatoes, regular red variety
  • Tomatoes, Roma
  • Sweet Peppers - green, yellow, and purple!
  • Hot Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Summer Squash
  • Garlic
  • Optional extra items: u-pick apples & peaches from our apple & peach trees, located just to the left of our brewery entrance.  This is a CSA member benefit.
RECIPES!!!  Need ideas for items in your share this week? For a long list of recipes for every vegetable & herb that we grow, we put together this recipe list!  You can visit our Wishful Acres Recipe List by Vegetable 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 30-week-long season! 2017 CSA is now open for enrollment.  To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program  .  
CSA Program is SOLD OUT for 2017, Thank you!
CSB Members (Community Supported Brewery)
Available for your CSB Growler Fills this weekend:
  • Jack-O-Java
  • Sabertooth Cupid IPA
  • Stoutzilla
  • Berry Wheat
  • Belgian Dreams
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Honey Wheat

Our "Beer Share", aka CSB Program (Community Supported Brewery) is an ongoing membership program that offers members a 1-year supply of growler fills of our beer, plus more benefits.  Info: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csb-program .  CSB is SOLD OUT until Fall 2017, Thank you!!!
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
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Benchwarmers bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL
  • The Cove Bar & Grill, Apple River, IL 
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL 
  • Royal Liquor, Freeport, IL 
  • Logan's Bar & Grill, Freeport, IL
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Eilerts, 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 & store located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at:
wishfulacres@gmail.com or 815-990-2380

       
  

Copyright © 2017 Wishful Acres Farm, All rights reserved.

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Lena, IL 61048

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

WIN Brewfest Tickets!, New Beers on Tap, plus more Brew & Farm News!

Want to WIN 2 tickets to the Pretzel City Brewfest?  Visit our Facebook page here by Sep 9 and follow the instructions to enter, it's simple!  Also in Brewery news, we have TWO new beers on tap here at the brewery this weekend!  Sabertooth Cupid IPA is a relatively mild IPA with flavor notes of citrus & peach created by the special hops used to brew it!  Also, Stoutzilla is on tap - a nice chocolate stout.  If you're attending the Screw City Brewfest in Rockford, IL, this Saturday, be sure to stop by our booth, where Nate will be pouring some Wishful Acres beer!  Don't worry, our taproom will also be open during the Rockford brewfest this Saturday, as well as next Saturday, Sep 16, during the Pretzel City Brewfest in Freeport (where we'll also be pouring our beer)!
 
In Farm News, this week Group A of the half-CSA members, and the full-CSA members, you can pick up your shares anytime during our open hours this weekend!   Also, CSA Members, our Apples & Peaches are ripe and ready to pick in our orchard (just to the left of our barn)!  CSA Members are welcome to u-pick some of these fruits while you're here picking up your veggie share - our u-pick fruit is a CSA member benefit! :)

Visit our Taproom & Store!!!  Now Open - Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 p m, and Sundays 12-5 pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more: www.WishfulAcresFarm.com.   
Tap Room & Store
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:
  • Sabertooth Cupid IPA - relatively mild, made with unique fruity hops
  • Stoutzilla - chocolate stout
  • Berry Wheat Ale - this favorite fruit beer is back on tap!
  • Belgian Dream - malty, brown, and full of flavor!
  • Leia's IPA - A mild, easy drinking IPA made with citrus-flavored hops
  • Unicorn Tears - Our unique copper-colored ale.
  • Honey Wheat Ale - Mild & very drinkable
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growler fills available for carry-out!  

Fresh From the Farm, Available for Purchase in our Taproom & Store:
 
1 Year Anniversary Celebration!!!

We'll be celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of our opening on September 29, 30, and October 1, with events all weekend long!  Mark your calendars now:

- Friday, September 29 - First tapping of our "Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout" - we brewed this dark, strong Imperial Stout last winter, and aged it in a Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel for over 6 months!  This beer is delicious, and strong - a whopping 12% ABV, and full of flavor!  We'll be tapping it on Friday and serving it up all weekend long!

- Saturday, September 30 - Our friend Sean Huguenin will be playing an acoustic set of classic rock (especially 80s heavy rock) from 12-2 pm here in the brewery!  An awesome musician and a great guy, we hope you'll be able to stop out to listen to Sean's music set.

- Sunday, October 1 - Oktoberfest Celebration - The final Bratwurst grill out of the year!  Join us for our final "Beer & Brats" grill out from 12-5... the only one of the year that can be enjoyed with a glass of our Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout!  We'll have Oktoberfest music playing, brats grilling, and our craft beer menu available.

Thanks so much to all of you for your awesome support of our small brewery, it's been an awesome journey so far!
 
We only participate in a couple of Beer Festivals per year, and the time is nearly here!!!  You can find us pouring our beer at 2 brewfests in September.
(YES, our taproom will also still be open on these days during the events, don't despair)!
  • Pretzel City Brewfest, Freeport, IL - Saturday, September 16!  If you don't have your tickets yet, we have them available for purchase in our taproom.  Also available online here: http://www.freeportdowntown.com/pretzel-city-brewfest/
  •  
  • Screw City Brewfest, Rockford, IL - Saturday, September 9!
See you there!!!
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

CSA farm members, you may pick up your vegetables anytime during our open hours this weekend, Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-5.  In this week's veggie share:
  • Tomatoes, yellow Peach (heirloom)
  • Tomatoes, orange Moonglow (heirloom)
  • Tomatoes, regular red variety
  • Tomatoes, Roma
  • Lettuce - first harvest of fall lettuce
  • Green Beans
  • Sweet Peppers - green, yellow, and purple!
  • Hot Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Basil
  • Summer Squash
  • Optional extra items: u-pick apples & peaches from our apple & peach trees, located just to the left of our brewery entrance.  This is a CSA member benefit.
RECIPES!!!  Need ideas for items in your share this week? For a long list of recipes for every vegetable & herb that we grow, we put together this recipe list!  You can visit our Wishful Acres Recipe List by Vegetable 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 30-week-long season! 2017 CSA is now open for enrollment.  To learn more: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program  .  
CSA Program is SOLD OUT for 2017, Thank you!
CSB Members (Community Supported Brewery)
Available for your CSB Growler Fills this weekend:
  • Sabertooth Cupid IPA
  • Stoutzilla
  • Belgian Dream
  • Berry Wheat Ale 
  • Leia's IPA
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Honey Wheat

Our "Beer Share", aka CSB Program (Community Supported Brewery) is an ongoing membership program that offers members a 1-year supply of growler fills of our beer, plus more benefits.  Info: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csb-program .  CSB is SOLD OUT until Fall 2017, Thank you!!!
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
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL 
  • Benchwarmers bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL
  • The Cove Bar & Grill, Apple River, IL 
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL 
  • Royal Liquor, Freeport, IL 
  • Logan's Bar & Grill, Freeport, IL
  • Park Hills Golf Course, Freeport, IL
  • Eilerts, 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 & store located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at:
wishfulacres@gmail.com or 815-990-2380

       
  

Copyright © 2017 Wishful Acres Farm, All rights reserved.

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

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