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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Now Open Sundays, new Peach Wheat Beer, fresh Spinach, and more Brew & Farm News!

We're expanding our hours again!  We're now open on Sundays & also later on Fridays & Saturdays!  Our new, expanded hours: Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm.  Thank you everyone for your support!  There was a very nice local article written about us, titled "Goodbye Day Job, Hello Wishful Acres" - you can read it online here .  Lastly, in brewery news: we're unveiling a new Fruit Beer this weekend: Peach Mango Wheat Ale.  Loaded with fruit, this is a sweeter-style of fruit beer.

In Farm News, we have spinach available for purchase again!  The new crop of our greenhouse spinach is ready - stop in to our taproom & store this weekend to purchase a bag!  Lastly in farm news, Winter CSA Micro-Greens members: Group B is scheduled to pickup their micro-greens this weekend.  Group B, this will be your final pickup of the Winter CSA Micro-Greens! :)

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:  
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:
  • Leia's I.P.A. is back - and we WILL have enough for growler fills all weekend!!!
  • Peach Mango Wheat Ale - a very fruity, sweeter-style beer 
  • Galahad - English Mild Ale, a taste of London
  • Stormtrooper's Saison - our French-style saison 
  • Milk Stout - a dark stout brewed with lactose sugar
  • 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!  

Special Event at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery!
Thursday, May 4, 5-8 pm
Star Wars Celebration!
Movie in the brewery: the original Star Wars (A New Hope)

All beer pints $4!  Grilling beer brats, all-beef hot dogs!
Come in a Star Wars costume & receive a FREE WIshful Acres Farm & Brewery magnet!

We have a new location that is offering our craft beer on draft - and this one is the farthest away from home yet!!!  Visit Lodi Tap House in Maple Park, IL - a small town located between Dekalb & St. Charles, Illinois. Lodi has a special emphasis on Illinois-made beers, and Brant from Lodi Tap House makes the drive up here to Wishful Acres just to purchase kegs of our beer for their taphouse!!!  They sold our bottled beer last fall right after we opened, and now on draft!  If you visit Lodi Taphouse, tell them Thank You for the Support!!!  How Awesome!!!
"Beer Share" News:

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

As of this writing, it looks as though we'll have ALL BEERS that are on tap available for your growler fills this weekend!!!  Current "Beer Share" Community Supported Brewery (CSB) Members, fill your growlers Fridays 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 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:
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!  The first pickup will be the weekend of May 19th!

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
  • The Cove Bar & Grill, Apple River, 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
  • Royal Liquor Store & Royal Pub Bar, Freeport, IL - in bottles AND on tap
  • Rt 73 Brew & Chew, Pearl City, IL - on draft
  • Choices Natural Market, Rockford, IL - in bottles
  • Lodi Tap House, Maple Park, IL - on draft
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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: or 815-990-2380


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