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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Jalapeno beer, Star Wars Party, Spinach & Lettuce, and more Brew & Farm News!

We have 2 big events happening at our brewery this weekend! First, we'll be open special on Thurs, May 4 from 5-8pm for our "May the Fourth be with You" Star Wars-themed event!  The original Star Wars movie will be playing, and all beer pints will be $4.00.  We'll be grilling beer brats (made with our beer & local Lena-made brats) & beef hot dogs, including Mrs. Mike's potato chips, for $4.00.  Come in a Star Wars costume & get a free Wishful Acres magnet! 

Also this weekend at the brewery, we'll be unveiling a new special-release beer on Friday, May 5 for Cinco de Mayo - Jalapeno Honey Wheat!  Over 2 pounds of jalapeno peppers were added to this small batch of beer.  We only made 10 gallons, so stop in Friday if you want a glass!  

In Farm News, we have spinach AND lettuce both available for purchase again!  Stop in to our taproom & store this weekend to purchase a bag!  Lastly in farm news, the WInter CSA has ended, and the regular season CSA "veggie share" program begins in just 2 weeks!  Our program is sold out for the season, and members have received their pickup dates (if there are any questions about pickup schedule contact Penny :).  

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 4-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-5 pm, we will be pouring fresh from our taps:
  • Dark Side Stout - will be on tap Thursday, May 4, until supplies run out (then we'll switch over to Milk Stout).  No growler fills.
  • Leia's I.P.A. is back - a relatively mild IPA
  • Stormtrooper's Saison - our French-style saison 
  • Berry Wheat Ale - a very fruity, sweeter-style beer (No growler fills this weekend due to low supplies of this beer)
  • Jalapeno Honey Wheat - on Tap Friday, May 5 for Cinco de Mayo - until supplies run out
  • Galahad - English Mild Ale, a taste of London
  • Milk Stout - a dark stout brewed with lactose sugar (not on tap Thursday, until Dark Side Stout runs out)
  • Farm Weiss - it's back! Our version of a German-American Weiss Beer. On tap this weekend after the Jalapeno Honey Wheat runs out
  • 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!
"Beer Share" News:

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

This weekend, you can fill your growlers with Leia's IPA, Milk Stout, Galahad, Farm Weiss, Honey Wheat.   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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