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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Brew & Farm News from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery! 🍻  

News & Happenings at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery:

We have a new beer on tap! Try Red Five, our new Red I.P.A. brewed with 5 hop additions! Red Five features the hoppy, bitter flavor of an IPA, balanced out with plenty of citrus-flavored hops! A noseful of grapefruit, and the wham of hops - "This is Red 5, I'm going in"! 8.8% ABV, 75 IBU.

Now Open, Saturdays 11am-6pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more:  Please note: our taproom is available for your next event, party, or gathering, by appointment during our "closed" hours! We staff the bar just for your private gathering, you may bring in your own food, and there is no charge for the room so long as you buy all the beverages from us (we have not only our craft beers, but hard cider ale, and non-alcoholic homemade root beer).  Contact us to schedule your group event -, or 815-990-2380.
Tap Room & Store
In our Tap Room this week, open to the public Saturdays 11 am- 6 pm:
  • NEW - Red Five I.P.A. (American Red I.P.A.)
  • Honey Wheat Ale (Mild, very drinkable, organic wheat ale)
  • Jack-O-Java (Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale, award winning beer!) 
  • 3PO  (Kystalweissen, award winning beer!)
  • Dark Side Stout
  • Apple Cider Ale 
  • Homemade Root Beer
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we will also have growlers & bottled beer available for carry-out on select styles of beer!
Fresh from our Farm
Fresh from our farm this week, you'll find available for purchase in our Tap Room & Store, open to the public Saturdays 11 am- 6 pm:
  • Bell Peppers (red & green)
  • Arugula
  • Hot Peppers 
  • Garlic
"Beer Share" News:

"Beer Share" Community Supported Brewery (CSB) Members, you may bring your growlers in anytime on Saturdays or during our members-only time on Thursdays 3:30-5:30 to fill up on any of the above beers listed in the taproom section (except Jack-O-Java- this beer is not yet available for growler fills).  New this week: Red Five I.P.A!

Our "Beer Share", aka CSB Program (Community Supported Brewery) is an ongoing membership program that offers members a 1-year supply of our beer at discounted prices, plus additional discounts & benefits.  Learn more on our web site:
"Veggie Share" CSA News:

CSA Members, the full shareholders & Group B half-shareholders are scheduled for pickup here at the farm today (Thursday) between 3:30-5:30, during our members-only open time slot.  Give me a call or text (815-990-2380), or email if you have questions or concerns with pickup this week.  Your veggie shares this week are chock-full of fall greens & more, including:
  • Garlic
  • Winter Squash, sugar pumpkin
  • Hot Peppers (probably the last of the season!)
  • Sweet Bell Peppers (probably the last of the season!)
  • Radishes, French Breakfast variety
  • Eggplant (last of the season!)
  • Kale
  • Asian Greens & Mustard Greens
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce
  • Also, optional u-pick fruit, there are still apples on the trees if you wish to pick some while you're here picking up your share!
The CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture) is a membership program in which members become "shareholders" in the farm's vegetable production & receive a "share" of the farm's produce! Our CSA Program is sold out for 2016, but our 2017 registration will begin this winter.  To learn more: 
Our brewery & taproom building!  Visit us on Saturdays 11-6, just off US Highway 20, at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL.
Be sure to follow Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery on facebook!  Here is a link to our facebook page
Recipe Corner!

Stuffed Peppers

The first hard frost of the season was projected for this morning, which means the peppers will soon be gone from our farm.  Enjoy the last of the peppers by stuffing them!  You can stuff both sweet peppers & hot peppers, and both are super delicious.  Here is a recipe from Pioneer Woman at Food Network for her stuffed peppers:
Thank you & Best Wishes from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
Open Saturdays, 11 am - 6 pm
Tap room & store located on our farm at 4679 N. Flansburg Rd, Lena IL
You can contact us at: or 815-990-2380


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