Brew & Farm News: Brew & Farm News: Dark Side Stout is Back, Finalist for Farmer of Year, and more!
In brewery news, Dark Side Stout is BACK on tap here at the brewery starting this weekend!!! We also have a new mixed berry cider ale plus many more of our beers on tap, see the "On Tap" section below.
In farm news, we've been selected as a Finalist for the Farmer of the Year award! The big winner will be announced in March at the Good Food Festival in Chicago, and we're So Honored to have been nominated & now selected as one of a handful of finalists. Our thanks to Upper Midwest CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) and Angelic Organics Learning Center! If you missed our nomination video, you can view it here on our Facebook page.
Our 2017 Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) now has less than half the membership slots remaining, so if you want a share make sure to grab one soon, we generally sell-out the member slots by May. http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csa-program.
Lastly in farm news, Winter Micro-Greens CSA Members, Group A is scheduled to pick up your micro-greens here at the taproom & store anytime this weekend during open hours.
Visit our Taproom & Store!!! Now Open - Fridays 4-7 pm, and Saturdays 12-7 pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more: www.WishfulAcresFarm.com.
Tap Room & Store In our Tap Room this weekend, open to the public Fridays 4-7 pm and Saturdays 12-7 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
Dark Side Stout - It's Back! Our medium bodied, mild-tasting stout.
Leia's I.P.A. - copper colored, very mild-mannered IPA
Wookies Win (Mild Brown Ale with toffee & caramel flavors)
Honey Wheat Ale (Mild, very drinkable, organic wheat ale)
Mixed Berry 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! We're Family Friendly - bring the kids, we have homemade root beer!
"Beer Share" News:
Current "Beer Share" Community Supported Brewery (CSB) Members, fill your growlers Fridays 4-7 pm, Saturdays 12-7 pm! 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. No growler fills of Unicorn Tears this weekend, as we're running on low supply. All other beers on tap are available for your growler fills!
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: http://www.wishfulacresfarm.com/csb-program
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News
EAT OUR FOOD!!! Our 2017 CSA program is now open for enrollment! To learn more about our CSA program, please visit the CSA page on our web site. To view a video of our CSA, click here. You can receive 30 weeks of local, fresh, USDA Certified Organic vegetables. Sample share from September 2016 shown above.
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 USDA Certified 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
Where to Buy our Beer!
You can purchase our artisan craft beer at the following select retail locations:
our taproom - at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery! All of our current beers are available by the pint glass, growler fill, as well as bottles. We're open Fridays 4-7 & Saturdays 12-7.
Choices Natural Market, Rockford/Loves Park, IL. Our Bottled Beer! Choices also carries a selection of our farm-fresh organic vegetables when available!
Let your favorite local bar or restaurant know you'd like to see our beer on tap or in bottles at their establishment!
Fresh Food from our Farm! In our Store & taproom this week, open to the public Fridays 4-7 and Saturdays 12-7, we will have the following foods available from our farm! All grown right here, all USDA Certified Organic, all washed & ready to eat, or frozen & ready to cook!
Hakurei - delicious, sweet & mild Japanese radishes - delicious raw with dip!
Micro-Greens - Spicy Radish Greens
Frozen heirloom tomatoes
Frozen Basil Pesto
Frozen Sweet Peppers (green & yellow)
Frozen shredded Zucchini
Visit the Recipe section of our farm blog, and you'll see hundreds of recipes! This was put together by us to showcase recipes for every single type of vegetable & herb that we grow here at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-990-2380