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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Cherry beer, Fresh Lettuce & Spinach, Hot Bacon Dressing recipe, and more Brew & Farm News!

We'll have our Cherry Wheat fruit beer available in our tap room starting this weekend!  Pints, 6-oz, and growler fills will all be available!  Scroll down for more info on this fruity beer.  Also several of our other beers will be on tap, scroll down for that list!

In Farm News, we harvested more beautiful organic lettuce & spinach this week from the greenhouse, stop in to purchase some!  Try our lettuce & spinach with a Hot Bacon Dressing recipe - scroll down this newsletter for the recipe!
 Lastly in farm news, Winter CSA Micro-Greens members: Group A is scheduled to pickup their micro-greens this weekend.

Visit our Taproom & Store!!!  Now Open - Fridays 4-8 pm, and Saturdays 12-8 pm - visit our web site for location, directions, and more:  
Tap Room & Store
In our Tap Room this weekend, open Fridays 4-8 pm and Saturdays 12-8 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Cherry Wheat Ale - fruity wheat ale loaded with cherry
  • Stormtrooper's Saison - our French-style saison 
  • Coffee Habit - our popular mocha coffee stout 
  • Milk Stout - a slightly sweet-flavored stout due to the addition of lactose sugar at brewing
  • Leia's I.P.A. - a relatively mild I.P.A., featuring citrus-flavored hops
  • Unicorn Tears - Copper colored, malty, unique!
  • Honey Wheat Ale - Mild & very drinkable
  • 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!  
NEW BEER ON TAP - Cherry Wheat Ale 

Our Cherry Wheat ale is similar in style to our popular Berry Wheat Ale, just made with different fruit!  This beer is bursting with cherry flavor!  Available by the glass in our taproom  - 16 oz or 6 oz, and carry-out "To Go" in growler fills.  
"Beer Share" News:

Our CSB, "Beer Share" program is now SOLD OUT for 2017.  Thank you to all the members!  

Leia's IPA will not be available for growler fills this weekend due to low quantities, but all other beers on tap are available.  Current "Beer Share" Community Supported Brewery (CSB) Members, fill your growlers Fridays 4-8 pm, Saturdays 12-8 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.  

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:
We have NEW T-shirts!!!  Unicorn Tears t-shirt, Ringer t-shirt, and more items!  Printed locally in Freeport, these t-shirts are available for purchase in our taproom as well as our online store here:  .  Orders in our online store can be shipped anywhere in America, with low-cost first class USPS mail shipping.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) News

Our CSA Program is SOLD OUT for 2017.  Thank you to everyone who signed on as members in this year's season!  

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: 
Farm & Brewery Tours
Tours of our Farm & Brewery are available on Saturday mornings from late March through late November. Tour includes a guided walking tour of our entire farm and brewery, and lasts about 45 minutes. Tours must be scheduled in advance, which can be done right here on our web site Tours page!
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 bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL - 4 of our beers on draft
  • VFW bar & restaurant, Freeport, IL - 4 of our beers on draft
  • Rosati's Pizza, Freeport, IL - 2 of our beers on draft
  • Mulligans Bar & Grill, Lena, IL - on draft
  • The Wagner House, Freeport, IL - on draft
  • Hogs & Hydrants, Durand, IL - on draft
  • Royal Liquor Store & Royal Pub Bar, Freeport, IL - in bottles
  • Choices Natural Market, Rockford, IL - in bottles
Recipe Corner


Pop our to our taproom & store this weekend to purchase lettuce and spinach harvested fresh from our greenhouse!  Then, try this salad dressing on our farm-fresh spinach and lettuce for a super delicious salad!

Link to recipe is here:
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Thank you & Best Wishes from Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
Open Fridays 4-8 pm, Saturdays, 12 - 8 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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