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Thursday, November 3, 2016

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

News & Happenings at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery:

Did you catch our video on Facebook last weekend?  We served Jack-O-Java, our Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale, from inside a real hollowed-our pumpkin in our taproom last Saturday!  If you missed it, you can watch the video here on our YouTube page, or scroll down & see the video in this newsletter.

Our online store is up & running, right here!  You can now purchase the t-shirts, sweatshirts, gift certificates, and bags that are available in our taproom & store, all from your home computer.  We ship anywhere in the U.S.

In Farm news, our Winter Micro-Greens CSA Sign-up will begin soon.  Our micro-greens are grown in an indoor-greenhouse environment all winter long.  Watch here soon for the sign-up announcement.  Thank you to our CSA Members - you help to keep our small family farm alive & growing!

Last, but definitely not least, a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for filling our tap room each & every Saturday!  The huge amount of support has been unbelievable, and we are so grateful to all of you for supporting our small family business!  WOW, what a great first month our brewery had - it has exceeded anything we imagined! Thank you for helping to make our "wishes" come true!!!

Visit our Taproom!!!  Now Open, Saturdays 11am-6pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more:  
Tap Room & Store
In our Tap Room this week, open to the public Saturdays 11 am- 6 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Jack-O-Java (Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale, award winning beer!) 
  • Unicorn Tears (perfect balance of malt & unique hops)
  • Red Five I.P.A. (American Red I.P.A.)
  • Honey Wheat Ale (Mild, very drinkable, organic wheat ale)
  • 3PO  (Kystalweissen, award winning beer!)
  • Dark Side Stout
  • Apple Cider Ale 
  • Homemade Root Beer (non-alcoholic)
In addition to fresh beer by the glass, we also have growlers & bottled beer available for carry-out on select styles of beer!  

Fresh from the farm this week, available in our store & taproom:
  • Sweet Peppers (bagged, all colors)
  • Spicy Greens Mix
  • Fresh Dill
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Arugula
"Beer Share" News:

"Beer Share" Community Supported Brewery (CSB) Members, all the beers in our taproom are available in growler fills this week!!!!  You may bring your growlers in anytime on Saturday 11-6 or during our members-only time slot on Thursdays 3:30-5:30.  Remember, you may fill as many growlers as you like during your visit - you're not limited to just one.  Bring in your empty growlers, and we'll mark off your punch cards.

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:     (this week's "share" pictured above)

CSA Members, the full shareholders & Group A 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:
  • Cabbage 
  • Potatoes (fresh, crisp potatoes, keep refrigerated)  
  • Hakurei (mild Japanese white radishes)
  • Garlic
  • Spicy Greens Mix
  • Sweet Bell Peppers 
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce & Spinach Mix
  • Fresh Dill
If you're ever looking for more recipes ideas for the veggies in your share, check the list I compiled with recipes for every veggie we grow:

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 produce! Our CSA Program is sold out for 2016, but our 2017 registration will begin this winter.  To learn more: 
Jack-O-Java beer served from inside a pumpkin at our taproom!
Last Saturday, we served Jack-O-Java, our award-winning Pumpkin Coffee Spice Ale, from inside a real hollowed-our pumpkin!  Watch the short video here!!!
Let us host your group, party, or small event!
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.
Our Online Store is now up & running!  You can now purchase all the sweatshirts, tshirts, & bags that we sell in our taproom & store, all from the convenience of your computer.  Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery Online Store ships anywhere in the U.S.
Recipe Corner!

Chopped Cabbage & Kale Salad

An easy, delicious salad recipe!  CSA Members, this recipe uses the cabbage, kale, and bell peppers from your share this week!
Be sure to follow Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery on facebook!  Here is a link to our facebook page
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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